Lion of Lannister Pale Ale
March 29, 2013
I still haven’t used last years hop harvest in anger, so I thought a Sierra Nevada inspired pale ale would do the job. And the title of the brew comes from The Game of Thrones and those dastardly blonde Lannisters!
My homegrown cascades look and smell delicious. Really, really stinky. Much more pungent than the higher alpa hops I’d actually purchased. Given the Aurora and Northdown hops were from a 2011 harvest it makes me wonder how much aroma and flavor they’d lost over the prolonged storage.
Another overnight mash and Windsor yeast again too.4000g Marris Otter 260g Crystal 150 EBC Northdown 9.3% @ 60 mins 14g Alsace Cascades 6% @ 10 mins 42g Aurora 8.5% @ 10 mins 42g Alsace Cascades 6% @ 0 mins 43g Final Volume: 22L OG: 1048 FG: 1012
I had to do a bit of serious water treatment to be able to brew this pale, 20EBC beer using my rock hard French water. Lashings of Carbonate Reducing Solution and Magnesium Sulphate were called for.