Gales Festival Mild

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Gales Festival Mild

Post by WHL » Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:21 pm

Fellas,

Just racked a Extra Summit Pale Ale clone off of Wyeast 1332 and realized it was the proper yeast cake to pitch a Gales Festival Mild. After consulting BYOBRA, 3rd and Norman's Real Ale post I've got a couple of questions. GW's recipe has significantly more black malt, while Norman features more bitterness. Any suggestions for rectifying these discrepancies?

++++++++++++ GW's Gales Festival Mild Recipe ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Size: 25 liters
Color: 65 HCU (~26 SRM)
Bitterness: 32 IBU
OG: 1.054
Grain:
4990g British pale
175g British crystal 70-80L
320g British black patent
88g Torrified wheat

Mash: 72% efficiency
Boil: 90 minutes
290g Cane sugar
Hops: 51g Fuggles (4.75% AA, 90 min.)
17g Fuggles (4.75% AA, 10 min.)


++++++++++++++ Norman’s Gales Festival Mild Recipe ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Size: 25 liters
Color: 38 HCU (~18 SRM)
Bitterness: 38 IBU
OG: 1.054
Grain:
4850g Maris Otter
165g British crystal 70-80L
168g British black patent
114g Torrified wheat

Mash: 75% efficiency
Boil: 90 minutes
280g Cane sugar
Hops: 64g Fuggles (4.75% AA, 90 min.)
10g EKGs (4.75% AA, 10 min.)

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Finally, I have a supply of Golden Promise, but no Maris Otter, any misgivings?


Cheers, Bill

WHL

Re: Gales Festival Mild

Post by WHL » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:04 am

Thanks Chris. I'm fearing the black, I guess.

Cheers, Bill

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Re: Gales Festival Mild

Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:35 am

Chris-x1 wrote:GP and MO are both good malts, I find GP produces a lighter beer than MO and I prefer MO but wouldn't have a problem using either.
How do you rate Pearl Chris??

John
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Re: Gales Festival Mild

Post by WHL » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:54 am

Looked over the descriptions over at Beer Advocate and they are all in agreement that the color almost verges on black. I'll go with GW on this one and follow his hop schedule, and go with Golden Promise. I shouldn't miss the MO in this rich a brew. Looking at the clock, I'm wondering if I can get this one in tonight?

Cheers, Bill

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Re: Gales Festival Mild

Post by BarnsleyBrewer » Sat Jan 09, 2010 12:06 pm

Chris-x1 wrote:Pearl's OK I recall buying a 25kg bag once but was glad to get back to marris otter. I find the run off from the mash tun is always clearer and so is the wort after the boil and I also prefer the taste. Given the choice i'd go for MO every time regardless of what the recipe calls for. If I wanted to make a very light beer i'd use low colour marris otter.

Bill: I suspect you're right.
I've found that with Pearl, the run off is always cloudier than MO was, thought I'd lost my technique! Never mind, only 20kg to use then back to MO.. :(

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Zapp Brannigan

Re: Gales Festival Mild

Post by Zapp Brannigan » Thu Jan 14, 2010 10:43 pm

I'm drinking a pint of Wheeler's GFW as I read this. The beer the recipe produces is sublime, I doubt you will be disappointed.

ZB

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Re: Gales Festival Mild

Post by steve_flack » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:38 am

I found Pearl malt fine - I didn't notice a cloudier run off but I did get better head retention with it. I got it free so no complaints but I'm back using Warminster MO.

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