It’s Been a While


It’s been a while since I last brewed, mostly due to not having the time and space to do it. With having kids around and no safe space to brew inside it’s taken a back seat. Also I need to lose some weight, as since I injured my foot I haven’t wanted to exercise, but I still eat like I do.

Excuses aside, it’s getting to the colder months so I think it’s time to rebrew a favourite that’s I’ve only made once. The Supernova Red Ale. It’s a nice full bodied beer with an ABV of 5.8%, and sitting at around 44 EBC which is bang on for a red ale. Perfect for a cold winters night while watching the All Blacks.

For some reason I didn’t take a photo last time, which is a surprise as the beer was a stunning rich ruby red colour, So I need to remember to take a photo this time.

Recipe Details

Batch Size: 23.00 litre
OG: 1.063 SG
ABV: 5.8%
Color: 33.8 EBC
IBU: 27.6
Mash: 60 minutes @ 69 Celcius
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain Bill
4.50 kg Gladfield Ale Malt
1.50 kg Gladfield Supernova Malt

Hops and Adjuncts
25.00 g Taiheke [9.80 %] – Boil 60.0 min
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)
15.00 g Taiheke [8.30 %] – Boil 10.0 min
15.00 g Taiheke [8.30 %] – Boil 5.0 min
20.00 g Taiheke [8.30 %] – Boil 0.0 min

Yeast and Dry Hop
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04)
50.00 g Taiheke [8.30 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days

About Dene McDonald

Home brewer just tying to make the best beer I can with limited resources. I'm a sucker for a dark beer, and believe deep down that sours are just beers gone wrong - you can't trick me into drinking off beer.

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