Over Chistmas and Boxing day, I finished off the barrel of Jennings Cocker Hoop that I made in early November. In style and ingredients, it is quite similar to Moorhouses Pendle Witches Brew and is a smooth, rich, pale coloured, malty beer, not quite a Golden Ale, but very tasty and recommended for anybody that doesn't like IPAs or darker bitters. As it is now finished, I have now broached the barrel of Abbot Ale that I made about five weeks ago. Whilst this doesn't have the same colour as real Abbot, it has got a lovely malty taste and a fairly gentle bitterness. In effect, it isn't really that close to Abbot, but it has turned into a very nice pint.
I've had another play with the grain bill and decided that to achieve the correct colour, following grains should be used:
|Maris Otter Pale Malt||5||4750g|
I'll try this amended version later in the new year and see how it turns out.
Happy New Year.