Fursty Ferret


MMMmmmmm. Lovely ESB – Link

Wheni lived in the UK i made sure i had a collection of ales in the pantry at all times. Never put in the fridge they are best drunk at english cellar temps so around 9-10C. Brings out the malt flavour/aroma more. A lot of ppl tell me i am mad but its the when in rome philosophy. The poms have been doing it for generations, its only uneducated bogans/neanderthals who choose to drink beer at close to 0C to disguise the taste of beer like VB…. “whats the matter lager boy, afraid of a little flavour?” a slight variation on the Hobgoblin t-shirt (hobgoblin being another tasty english ale)

Anyway, enough ranting, i love this beer.

Recipe wise (i know you didnt ask yet but assuming you might be interested 😀 )

From wikipedia, here are the ingredients used – Linky

And here is the recipe sitting in beersmith waiting patiently for its turn. I subbed wheat malt for the torrified wheat and target for admiral.

BeerSmith Recipe Printout – http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Fursty Ferret
Brewer: DrSmurto
Asst Brewer:
Style: English Special or Best Bitter
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 20.00 L
Boil Size: 23.46 L
Estimated OG: 1.045 SG
Estimated Color: 12.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 23.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.50 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 85.37 %
0.30 kg Caramalt (Joe White) (49.3 EBC) Grain 7.32 %
0.30 kg Wheat Malt, Pale (Weyermann) (3.9 EBC) Grain 7.32 %
12.00 gm Target [11.00 %] (60 min) Hops 16.5 IBU
20.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.50 %] (20 min) Hops 6.8 IBU
25.00 gm Styrian Goldings [4.70 %] (20 min) (AromaHops –
0.50 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs British Ale (Wyeast Labs #1098) [Starter 2Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 4.10 kg
Single Infusion, Light Body
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 11.00 L of water at 71.1 C 65.0 C
10 min Mash Out Add 8.00 L of water at 98.4 C 78.0 C

Cheers and malty english beers

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