Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale

By | January 12, 2012

NS_Summer_Ale_FinalAfter reading many a good word on the Aussiehomebrewer forum I decided it was high time I followed through and brewed up Ross’s (from Craftbrewer) Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale as this years first brew.

It has had many comments over the years and being a big fan of the hop with just the right amount left in stock it was fate.

Although I modified the recipe slightly it remains close to the original and should be a nice drop.
It is finishing up on the fermentation cycle as I write this and in a few days time should be kegged and tapped ready to drink.


The Brewsheet

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout -
Recipe: Ross's Nelson Sauvin Summer Ale
Brewer: Nick
Asst Brewer:
Style: Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0) 

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 28.15 l
Post Boil Volume: 23.92 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 23.00 l
Bottling Volume: 20.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 4.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 30.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt        Name                                         Type      %/IBU
4.50 kg    Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett)      Grain     91.8 %
0.40 kg    Wheat, Torrified (Thomas Fawcett)            Grain     8.2 %
15.00 g    Nelson Sauvin [11.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min      Hop       20.5 IBUs
0.52       Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)            Fining    -
20.00 g    Nelson Sauvin [11.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min      Hop       9.9 IBUs
30.00 g    Nelson Sauvin [11.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min       Hop       0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg    California Ale (White Labs #WLP001)          Yeast     -             

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 4.90 kg
Name          Description                         Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In       Add 12.78 l of water at 71.2 C      64.4 C        60 min        

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (7.70l, 15.57l) of 75.6 C water
0min Addition @ in the cube