colonial small ale recipe

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Hey guys I have just discovered the wonderful world of all grain brewing it is fantastic I have also disovered a new beer called colonial small ale has anyone got a recipe for this style of beer it is bursting with freshness has a beautiful hop selection which I love but dont know what type it is can anyone help
kind regards Steve
 

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Yeah it's great isn't it? It's the best tasting mid strength beer I've had. Love the open-top cans as well.

My guess on the malt bill:

pale ale malt (80%)
medium or light crystal malt (5%)
malted wheat (15%)

Hops, not sure but I think the late hop flavour is ella?
 
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pat_00 said:
Yeah it's great isn't it? It's the best tasting mid strength beer I've had. Love the open-top cans as well.

My guess on the malt bill:

pale ale malt (80%)
medium or light crystal malt (5%)
malted wheat (15%)

Hops, not sure but I think the late hop flavour is ella?
tahnks heaps mate I might give it a crack!!
 

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Is this a particular beer you are trying to clone or more a style? Brewery if the former?
 

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Is this a particular beer you are trying to clone or more a style? Brewery if the former?
It's a particular beer. The brewer is Colonial and the beer is called Small Ale. It's a 3.5%er.
 

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How did u go? Would love to trythis recipe
 

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At a tasting one of the sales people from Colonial , kindly told me the ingredients (but alas not the recipe!)
ABV: 3.5%
Malts: Marris Otter / Munich / Wheat / Caramunich / Crystal
Hops: Centennial / Cascade / Columbus / Chinook / Citra
IBU: 22
Colonial Small.jpg



My recipe from this is as follows:
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Still in the fermenter cold crashing, but early sample is quite tasty, even if it does not have as much pine flavour as the original.
 

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Did you happen to get any more of those pics for their other beers?
 

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Afraid not. I was only really interested in the Small Ale and thought that I was pushing my luck asking for that!
 

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Hi Andy, I used US-05 in my recipe, am not sure what Colonial actually use though. My recipe lacked a bit of the fruity flavour compared to the original, so when I redo, I will be adding some Citra at the whirlpool stage and upping the amount in the dry hop.
 

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Thanks Jason,

I brewed a batch a couple weeks ago (based on your recipe). It’s close, very close, but I agree, just needs a bit more fruit in it. Am brewing again this weekend because the first batch didn’t last two weeks!
 

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how is the recipe going, can you please let me know any adjustments to improve it?
 

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Also hoping to follow up everyone’s experience with this recipe , did you manage to tweak the recipe to get closer to the CSA Jason ?
 

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Is it a recognized style?

It looks to me like an ordinary bitter with new world hops, I would think an English ale yeast will help
 

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Adding more Citra helped. Made some changes to my water too which made it better
 

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I have made a few changes to my recipe and have departed from the Colonial malts a bit by adding some rye. The hop profile now seems about right and it tastes pretty damn good and is fairly close to the original (at least according to a few mates).
Latest recipe:
Guten
75% efficiency
Batch Volume: 26 L
Boil Time: 60 min



Vitals
Original Gravity: 1.036
Final Gravity (Fixed): 1.009
IBU (Tinseth): 32
Colour: 13 EBC


Mash

Mash In — 66.7 °C75 min
Mash Out — 75.6 °C10 min
Malts (4.13 kg)
1.74 kg (42.1%) — Maris Otter Pale Malt, Maris Otter — Grain — 5.9 EBC
760 g (18.4%) — Barrett Burston Wheat Malt (Barrett Burston) — Grain — 3 EBC
650 g (15.7%) — Weyermann Rye Malt — Grain — 5.9 EBC
540 g (13.1%) — Weyermann Munich I (Weyermann) — Grain — 14 EBC
220 g (5.3%) — Weyermann Caramunich I (Weyermann) — Grain — 101 EBC
220 g (5.3%) — Gladfield Light Crystal Malt — Grain — 63 EBC
Hops (185 g)
10 g (11 IBU) — Chinook 13% — Boil — 30 min
9 g
(12 IBU) — Columbus (Tomahawk) 16.1% — Boil — 30 min
12 g
(4 IBU) — Centennial 10.8% — Boil — 5 min
23 g
(1 IBU) — Cascade 6% — Aroma — 10 min hopstand @ 80 °C
22 g
(2 IBU) — Centennial 10% — Aroma — 10 min hopstand @ 80 °C
20 g
(2 IBU) — Citra 12% — Aroma — 10 min hopstand @ 80 °C
11 g
(1 IBU) — Chinook 13% — Aroma — 10 min hopstand @ 80 °C
38 g
— Citra 12% — Dry Hop — 6 days
23 g
— Centennial 10.8% — Dry Hop — 6 days
17 g
— Cascade 6% — Dry Hop — 6 days

Hopstand at 80 °C
Miscs
2.72 g — Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) — Mash
1.46 g
— Epsom Salt (MgSO4) — Mash
2.77 g
— Gypsum (CaSO4) — Mash
2 ml
— Lactic Acid 80% — Mash
2.88 g
— Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) — Sparge
1.54 g
— Epsom Salt (MgSO4) — Sparge
2.93 g
— Gypsum (CaSO4) — Sparge
 
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