STICKFINGER (English Pale Ale / Strong Bitter)

A heavy charge of Challenger hops adorn this beautifully balanced deep ruby-tinged ale. Spicy, bitter, with notes of marmalade and pepper…

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🍺 Recipe Details 🍺

OG: 1.052 |  IBU: 42 |  ABV: 5.4%
: 60min, 66°C BOIL: 60min
– 5.2kg Voyager Veloria Malt (8 EBC)
– 400g Simpsons Caramalt (38 EBC)
– 250g Weyermann CaraAroma (350 EBC)
– 30g Simpsons Black Malt (1600 EBC)

50g Challenger (6.5% AA) (60min)
50g Challenger (6.5% AA) (5min)

WHIRLPOOL (10min @ 85°C)
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TARGET FG: 1.012
FERMENT: 7 days**

* dry hop in a hop sock or cold crash for best results
** fermentation time will vary depending on yeast strain, fermentation temperature and process.



🍺 Water Profile / Notes 🍺

Target Water Profile: BURTON ON TRENT / BITTER

Calcium (Ca2+): 100
Magnesium (Mg2+): 20
Sodium (Na+): 38
Chloride (Cl-:): 100
Sulphate (SO42-): 240
Bicarbonate (HCO3): 90
Target Mash pH: 5.4

Notes on Water Profile: We’re targeting a water profile high in sulphate for this beer. The bitterness and dry finish associated with high sulphate (“Burtonised”) water is a major flavour component in this style. If you are using regular tap water and not using all of the mineral additions listed in the Brewfather recipe, we recommend at the very least adding one to two teaspoons of gypsum to your water before mashing in.

Adjust your water profile with our range of brewing salts. We also SELL and REFILL Reverse Osmosis filtered water in-store so you can build up your own brewing water from scratch.

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🍺 Important Info 🍺

Our Recipe Packs come with all necessary grain, hops and yeast for your brew. Hops are rounded up to the nearest 50g and we’ll provide more yeast for strong ales and lagers. In very rare cases where an ingredient is unavailable, we will provide a suitable substitute to an equal or greater value. A Single Batch is 23L and a Double Batch is 46L (excluding super strong beers which are 20L / 40L)

Additional information

Beer Style

Pale Ale / XPA, Red

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