So, last night I brewed what I’m calling “Mystery Ale”. The reason I’m calling it that is because I’m not sure where in the BJCP style guidelines it lands.
I threw this together based on some leftover ingredients that I had from the Wheat Ale. I had the Caramel and Cara Pils malts, so I just went to the home brew store and picked up some base malt and hops. Also, I used a packet of Nottingham yeast I had in the fridge. (I was going to use some yeast that I had harvested from a batch a while back, but I guess I kept it too long. Since the starter I made didn’t show any signs of fermenting, I just
pitched* dumped it and used the dry yeast.)
Anyways, here’s the recipe:
6 lbs. Briess Golden Light DME (1/2 late edition)
.5 lb. Caramel 20L
.5 lb. Cara Pils
2 oz. Willamette 4.5% @ 60 min.
1 oz. US Kent Goldings 4.2% @ 30 min.
1 tsp. Irish Moss @ 15 min.
1 pkt. Nottingham dry yeast
( *Note on the edit: I realized, when re-reading this, that “pitched”, when referring to yeast, means that it was “pitched” into the wort. I wanted to clarify that I didn’t actually use the yeast starter, but dumped it down the sink!)