Hightail Ale

25 Dec

I’ve been pretty slack with my updates. A lot has been happening but will need to leave that for another post. For now though….

I have just put down a home-brew – my 6th. Ive tried some different styles and I’m a big fan of the extra malted ale that coopers call the “Unreal Ale”. I’ve tried the Little Creatures stye (American Pale Ale with cascade hops) so have a bunch of cascade hops left over which made it easy to try this recipe

The big difference in technique with this is that I boiled the wort for 60min and dropped the cascade hops is as per the schedule. Normally it’s just dump the extract and sugars in with some boiling water and top up with cold water.

Specific gravity on day 1 was 1.050 -much higher than 1.037 expected. Not sure if this means it’ll have a higher alcohol content or perhaps a sweeter flavour.

Update on this in 4 weeks or so.

Mountain Goat Hightail Ale 
Style: English Pale Ale/Strong Bitter

Ingredients:
————
Amount Item Type % or IBU
1.00 kg Light Dry Extract (15.8 EBC) Dry Extract 35.09 %
1.70 kg Coopers Kit Real Ale (37.8 EBC) Extract 59.65 %

Hops –
15.00 gm Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 7.4 IBU
15.00 gm Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 4.8 IBU

15.00 gm Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days)

I should say that this isn’t my recipe – it was taken from a HomeBrewAndBeer forums.

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3 Responses to “Hightail Ale”

  1. Mike December 27, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I’m into those strong and bitter IPA’s at the moment. This one you’re brewing sounds great. What sort of colour will you be hoping for?

  2. lincdk December 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm #

    Hey Mike – i’d expect this to come out reasonably dark amber due to the extra malt. The wort now is quite dark. I’m did an English style IPA a while ago which turned out great though I didn’t boil the hops for bitterness so might try that next time.

    You got any good recipes?

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  1. Hightale Ale – The Result | Geek, Garden and Cook - January 16, 2014

    […] The Hightale AleI brewed a few weeks back is now ready for a drink. I believe it’s probably the best beer I’ve done to date and i wonder if that’s because of the extra steps in the brew process. No doubt it has more flavour complexity and depth than some of the straight up coopers can brews I’ve done in the past. […]

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