Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Let's face it we all have a "Ego"! The size of of your ego will vary from time too time and it will vary on how an drinks you have consumed during the day and for some who are influencing you at the time!

My latest request was a beer for a friend who needed help, one of the great things of Facebook is that it will allow you to peak into the drinking habits of others. One night while on that randomness of a website one of my dear friends was spotted drinking a Bud Light (oh dear)! I quickly protested and demanded she thew that can way, after probing and thorough questioning I finally was able to button down the source of her drinking habits and I took on the brewing challenge of brewing her own beer (small batch).

The recipe is as follows:

"Ego Ale"

Recipe Specs
Batch Size (G): 2.4
Total Grain (lb): 4.224
Total Hops (oz): 1.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.064 (°P): 15.7
Final Gravity (FG): 1.016 (°P): 4.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 6.29 %
Colour (SRM): 7.1 (EBC): 14.0
Bitterness (IBU): 16.9 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
3.984 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light (94.32%)
0.240 lb Crystal 15 (5.68%)

Hop Bill
0.20 oz Willamette Pellet (7.1% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.80 oz Styrian Golding Pellet (4.4% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.3 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 151°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 70°F with Danstar Nottingham

The smell comes through with a faint floating smell of strawberries and finishes with a small hop finish, the beer has a great golden ale color and finishes smooth on the tongue.

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