ACE PALE ALE
Named for our chief brewer, head of sales, chief of pissing on tyres and generally lovable Brewdog, Ace
See: Burnt Orange colour with dense, crisp white head. Brilliant clarity
Smell: Citrus. Tropical fruit. Stonefruit. Some notes of melon and bread.
Taste: Full mouth feel, fresh baked bread, strong/assertive bitter finish.
BYO (brew your own)
96% Your favourite base malt
4% Your favourite light caramel malt
If you want to build a slightly more creamy mouth feel, sub 5% raw wheat for 5% of your base. This is something we have played with in the evolution of Ace
Mill to desired consistency (according to your kit)
Mash at 66C until full conversion (Iodine test)
Mashout to 76 (or sparge at 76) DON'T allow this to get any warmer than 76.
If you adjust your mash and sparge water a ratio of 2:1 (Cl:SO4) is desired. We use CaCl and CaSo4.
Boil to preffered length (our standard is 60 minutes, very vigorously) As always take precautions to ensure your own safety.
First Wort Hop addition of Chinook to 50 IBU
Colombus and Chinook addition at 5 min to 15 IBU
Colombus and Chinook Addition in WP, 2.6g/Litre
Start of Ferment Hop (as soon as visible signs of fermentation) using 1.5g/l Centennial
Dry hop (post ferment, before cold crash) 3g/L of Flinders- substitute 50% Citra, 50% Eldorado
Ferment with a suitable clean fermenting yeast strain. US05 @18-20C will do well. Slight underpitch, lots of O2
**In the near future (sometime this year) we will be providing packs with our own hops, malt and yeast.**