Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

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Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:53 pm

An impromptu brew day today as the work I was expecting didn’t materialise.

I decided on something simple, akin to a kolsch /hybrid blonde to see what the Høg Norsk brings to a beer.

I was out of Vienna malt, but as it’s not technically a kolsch any way, I went for a splash of caravienna instead.

I was a touch under my predicted pbg, but then I realised I’d left the mash efficiency set to 85%, when I usually get 80%. Nice to be using beeralchemy again. Couldn’t get on with brewers friend.

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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Sun Sep 06, 2020 9:22 am

No real Krausen this morning but positive pressure on the airlock. Not quite the raring start others have seen from CML yeast. This is fermenting on the cool side at 18oC though.


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Post by leedsbrew » Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:24 pm

Bubbling away nicely now with a healthy krausen!


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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:14 pm

Sample out this afternoon. Down to 1.008 so 80% attenuation. Still yeasty but tastes very German/Nobel lagery! Very happy with it!

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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by FUBAR » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:38 am

What was your water profile ? .
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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 am

FUBAR wrote:What was your water profile ? .
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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:25 am

Sample again this am. TG reached. Set the fridge to crash cool down to 3oC. Hopefully will be kegged on the weekend as I will need the fridge back for fermenting Monday’s planned brew

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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by FUBAR » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:32 pm

leedsbrew wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 am
FUBAR wrote:What was your water profile ? .
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GW'S sweet pale Ale profile is one that I use a lot for a variety of beers , very adaptable to many styles .
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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:03 pm

FUBAR wrote:
leedsbrew wrote:
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:54 am
FUBAR wrote:What was your water profile ? .
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GW'S sweet pale Ale profile is one that I use a lot for a variety of beers , very adaptable to many styles .
Yeah, I find myself using it quite a bit now I’ve moved. Seems to be quite good for use with my hard north yorks water


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Re: Høg Norsk Europe pale ale (not a kolsch)

Post by leedsbrew » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:32 pm

Well, after a week ish in the cold, this is tasting very nice. Clean, but with a slight ale eater. Tastes very German/European ale. Slight lagery. I’d like to maybe swap out the bobek for maybe a hallertau or a saaz addition to see how that goes.




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