Detectives Ale - A bit of a mystery (AG #5)

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Re: Detectives Ale - A bit of a mystery (AG #5)

Post by wolfenrook » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:53 am

Took a few pics of this in the glass last night (my wife had a bottle). I won't be trying to prime for 1.5 vols CO2 again. It'd be spot on if I was using a beer engine, but bottled it's just a touch too flat. Delicious though. Absolutely no head either. lol

I think, after thinking otherwise, that it's JUST about still golden in colour, as if you shine a light on it it's definitely gold.
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You can see from the pics how it becomes more amber with less light, which confused me initially.

The haze is good old chill haze, my wife likes her beer cold.

To update my thoughts on the Endeavour hops, definitely yummy. I reckon they'd go well with Fuggles, maybe in place of EKG?

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Re: Detectives Ale - A bit of a mystery (AG #5)

Post by wolfenrook » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:09 pm

It's no good denying it you know, it's definitely NOT golden.... :lol:
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Re: Detectives Ale - A bit of a mystery (AG #5)

Post by wolfenrook » Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:55 pm

Well, looking at pics on the internet, some golden ales are the same orange colour, so gonna let it off. :lol:

It's become an absolutely delicious pint, if a bit under-carbonated. I have to pour it from high above the glass, and then use a syringe on it, to get a head. Once I do though, it's an incredibly smooth and creamy pint, with a thick and creamy head on it that really sticks around. Still a bit hazy though, putting this down to my trying using a reduced water flow on my wort chiller, taking longer to cool. I'm using it at max flow now, and cooling in a quarter of the time, so hopefully will get clearer beer. I also only used 1/4 of a Protafloc tablet on this brew, and went back to 1/2 for subsequent brews. End of the day though, as my wife always says "we want to drink it, not date it" (pretty sure the original version of that is far cruder... lol), and it's absolutely blummin delicious! Smooth, creamy and a bit fruity, with a perfect level of bitterness. Just needs higher carbonation.
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Probably going to brew a very similar beer to this next, but with the recipe tweaked:-

Ankh Morpork Goldish Watch

Aiming for 22 litres into FV.

Target OG: 1.045 (I overshot this last time, and probably will again... lol). Target FG: 1.011. Colour: 7.8 EBC. Bitterness IBUs: 31 Tinseth.

90 minute mash @ 67 degrees C (24.05l strike water), mash out at 76 C for 10 minute, rising over 7 minutes. Sparge at 76 degrees C with 4 litres.

Crisp Maris Otter pale malt 3652g
Torrefied Wheat 300g


90 minute boil (all hops whole hops).

Magnum 10g @ 90 minutes (bittering)

Endeavour 13g @ 20 minutes

Endeavour 17g @ 10 minutes

1/2 Protafloc @ 10 minutes

EKG 17g @ 0 minutes (flame out)

Then into the FV, with an extra 3 litres of water, ferment with MJ M36 Liberty Bell yeast. :D Feel free to beat me to brewing this, and let me know how it turns out. :twisted: :=P

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