I have been wanting to brew a Sparkling Ale for a while... well ever since I first heard Graham Sanders waffle about it on Craftbrewer Radio. So this feburary I ordered up some White Labs AUS Ale yeast from my local internet yeast dealer, but it never came. 4 months later he agreed on sending me Cal. Ale instead since it was sold out from WLP. In the mean time I had ordered Pride of Ringwood hops from craftbrewer.com.au.
Fast forward till today I have decided to use the hops and brew a light summer ale. The recipe goes as follows:
23L batch size
4,00 kg Pale Ale (7,8 EBC) Grain 82,47 %
0,40 kg Wheat (4,3 EBC) Grain 8,25 %
25,00 gm Pride of Ringwood [8,30 %] (60 min) Hops 21,8 IBU
0,30 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10,0 min) Misc
1,00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0,45 kg Cane (Beet) Sugar (0,0 EBC) Sugar 9,28 %
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast-Ale
Est Original Gravity: 1,050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1,011 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5,07 %
Bitterness: 21,8 IBU Calories: 467 cal/l
Est Color: 10,1 EBC
Bitterness ratio: 0,433 IBU/SG
Its single infusion with target temp at 65 C. and a mash time of just over an hour.
The reason I am using white table sugar is to get that light crisp body. I dont usually use sugar so this is in it self an experiment.