As homebrewers, we have control over many of the physical processes used to make our beer. It’s been known for some time that after boiling (and then chilling the wort) it is
An American-styled hefeweizen, brewed by a brewery based in Waitsburg, Washington, just outside of Walla, Walla.
Hocus Pocus clone Magic Hat Brewing Co., VT (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.045 FG = 1.010 IBU = 21 SRM = 4 ABV = 4.6% Justin McCarthy, Lead Brewer, Magic Hat
Garrett Oliver, brewmaster, Brooklyn Brewery: “‘Summer Ale’ is not a beer style, but a concept. To me, anything which is brisk, light, and drinkable but still interesting enough to work with summer foods can be a ‘summer ale.’”
Harpoon Summer Beer clone Harpoon Brewery, MA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.047 FG = 1.010 IBU = 28 SRM = 3 ABV = 4.8% Frederick Hamp, Brewer/QC Tech, Harpoon Brewery: “A summer
‘Lil Opal clone Firestone Walker Brewery, CA (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.043 FG = 1.010 IBU = 15 SRM = 4 ABV = 4.2% “Summer is all about outdoor activity and
Summertime Kölsch clone Goose Island Beer Co., Illinois (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.046 FG = 1.010 IBU = 18 SRM = 4 ABV = 4.7% Ingredients 7 lb. 11 oz (3.5 kg)
Anderson Valley Brewing Company’s Summer Solstice Seasonal Ale (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.049 FG = 1.011 IBU = 5 SRM = 12 ABV = 5% Anderson Valley describes this summer
Pale Mild (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain) OG = 1.036 (9.0 °P) FG = 1.011 (2.8 °P) IBU = 18 SRM = 10 ABV = 3.3% Ingredients 6.6 lb. (3 kg) Crisp British
Jamil Zainasheff provides readers with a recipe for a British Dark Mild. This British session ale is known for it’s low hop character when compared to bitters and pale ales with a lot more toasted malt presence in the dark milds. Often served via cask in it’s native land.
The problem here is pretty obvious. You have your kegerator located in your insulated, but chilly garage and during the nasty winters you have in sunny Wisconsin the temperature dips below freezing.
Man: [Peering at his hydrometer, floating high in its jar] “That’s funny”
His Wife: “What’s wrong?”
Man: “My FG is low. I wasn’t expecting Diminished Attenuation.”
(The door flies open and three Cardinals wearing red robes enter. The first is tall with a dark scraggly beard, the second is wearing a scooter helmet and the third is heavily bearded with an eager gleam in his eyes…)