Old Ale Update

old-aleI brewed an Old Ale last November, my first funky beer, and for a long time it sat in secondary doing nothing. About a month ago, it started to look like there was some activity on the rise, and now it’s starting to look like I expected. My plan is to let it age a year, so we have a few more months ahead, but the visual and aroma are very promising.

The recipe for this beer was:

Recipe: Old Ale (Gunstock Ale variant)
Recipe Overview

Final Batch Volume: 5.02 US gals
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.077 SG
Actual OG: 1.107 SG
Expected FG: 1.020 SG

Fermentables
UK Pale Ale Malt 15lb 0oz (76.9 %) In Mash/Steeped
German Munich Malt 2lb 3oz (11.3 %) In Mash/Steeped
German Wheat Malt 1lb 8oz (7.7 %) In Mash/Steeped
US Victory Malt 12.00 oz (3.8 %) In Mash/Steeped
UK Chocolate Malt 1.00 oz (0.3 %) In Mash/Steeped

Hops
US Magnum (9.1 % alpha) 2.40 oz Loose Pellet Hops used 60 Min From End

Yeast: Wyeast Old Ale Blend 9097

Mash Schedule
Mash Type: Full Mash
Step: Rest at 158 degF for 60 mins

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