English Gold

I made this a few months back as a golden ale for the summer, it was a development of the Olicana recipe I did previously but with a couple of classic English hops thrown in and a slight tweak to the grain bill to add a touch more colour and depth. I also used it as a test recipe for Mangrove Jacks Liberty Bell yeast which performed very well and really helped to bring out the fruity notes in this brew.

Blending the lager and pale malt seems to work really well for keeping the beer light and crisp, I wanted a deeper golden colour than on the previous brew but without excess sweetness from caramel grains so I added a little pale chocolate malt for colour adjustment and to hopefully add some subtle depth to the grist. Hopping was classic English combinations in the boil with Target to bitter and EKG and Challenger for late additions, I decided to dry hop with Olicana to add some extra fruity aromas on the nose.

Batch size: 21 Litres

Brewhouse efficiency: 80%
OG: 1.045
FG: 1.010
IBUs: 36
ABV: 4.5%
EBC: 16


1.8 kg Pale Ale Malt
1.7 kg Pilsner Malt
0.12 kg CaraHell (Caramalt)
0.12 kg Crystal 40L (80EBC)
0.05 kg Pale Chocolate


20g Target at 60 minutes
15g EKG at 15 minutes
15g Challenger at 15 minutes
15g EKG at 0 minutes
15g Challenger at 0 minutes

28g Olicana dry hop 3 days


Mangrove Jacks Liberty Bell

Mash at 67c

Ferment at 19c

4 Comments on “English Gold

  1. I’ve got a bottle of this in the fridge… I think I’ll crack it open tonight. It’d better be good dude 😉 Chem certainly thought it was.

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