Learn to Homebrew Day 2015 was on Saturday 7 November and we welcomed 20+ people interested in home brewing to Wild Horse brewery in Llandudno. We had a blast! Emma served Wild Horse beer (Fleabitten Wheat and Milk Stout were on tap) and Dave went through an all-grain brew from start to finish as well as demoing a kit beer. The all-grain beer (recipe below) was a Cascade SMaSH (Single Malt and Single Hop) beer and the kit brew was an Red India Ale from Youngs.
82 litres of Cascade SMaSH was brewed – 20 litres was fermented here at the brewery and 3 x 20 litres were taken away by three lucky home brewers – Dan Watkins from Llandudno, Michael Graham from Llandudno and Steve Green from Llangollen. Dan chose not to dry hop it, Michael has dry hopped with 50g of Cascade leaf hops and Steve fermented with a saison yeast and dry hopped with 50g of Pacific Jade and 50g of Admiral from his freezer. The batch fermented here at the brewery will be dry hopped in the keg with 50g of Cascade pellet hops. It’ll be really interesting to taste the finished beers and see the differences!
For those interested, Dave will be kegging and bottling the two beers at 10am on Saturday 21 November – you are welcome to come and join him to learn how to bottle and keg your own craft beer at home.
We can’t wait to taste the results!
Cascade SMaSH Recipe
Batch size: 82 litres (half barrel)
Pre-boil volume: 99 litres
Post-boil volume: 93 litres
Mash temp: 67°C
Boil length: 60 mins
Pre-boil SG: 1047
17.22kg of Maris Otter Pale
47 litres of Llandudno water @ 75⁰C
15.4g of CaSO4
7.9g of CaCl2 77%
0.7ml of Phosphoric Acid 75%
95 litres of Llandudno water @ 77⁰C
2.0ml of Phosphoric Acid 75%
60g of Cascade Leaf 9.0% @ 60 mins
100g of Cascade Leaf 9.0% @ 10 mins
3g of CCG311 Kettle Finings @ 10 mins
5g of Yeast Vit TCB @ 10 mins
150g of Cascade Leaf 9.0% @ 5 mins
200g of Cascade Leaf 9.0% @ 0 mins
Split batch into 4 x 20 litres batches
American ale yeast (about 100ml of slurry per 20 litre batch)
Start at 19°C rising to 21°C after 2-3 days
Optional dry hop:
50g Cascade Pellet (per 20 litres)