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Abbot Ale Clone Part 3

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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:

 Grain  EBC  Weight
 Maris Otter Pale Malt  5  4750g
 Amber Malt  100  275g
 Crystal Malt  120  75g

I'll try this amended version later in the new year and see how it turns out.

Happy New Year.

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