The goal with this beer was an easy drinking summer beer. I had a pile of crystal malt on hand, and thought that I could use it instead of something like Cara-Pils to add body. The mash temp was low in order to keep the beer thin.
In hindsight, I don’t know how I thought that much crystal malt in a beer was a good idea. Worse yet, the crystal was all the same kind so that it even lacked any real complexity.
Recent summer brews have been focusing on a lighter bitterness, but high hop aroma with a low mash and only a touch of crystal for colour and a slight residual sweetness.
|Pale Malt (2 Row) US
|Crystal Malt Light - 15L (Crisp)
|British Ale (1098)
||64°F - 72°F
|Primary Hop was a Pearle at 6.5% AA (Labelled in Beersmith as Opal for calculations) due to supply issues. Bittering/Flavour Hop was Fuggles at 4.2% (Labelled as Liberty)