Latest update and hopefully one of the last (Sept 2019).....
The date for the brewery visit has been confirmed as January 11th 2020. This will be combined with the Norfolk quarterly meeting for January. Numbers for the meeting are not a problem (Lacon's recently hosted 50 CAMRA members!). There is a good cafe near the brewery and Will the head brewer suggested we can either eat at the cafe or bring the food back to the brewery. We can decide this point on the day. There is no cost (except food) and Lacons will provide beer as well.
Unlike last year’s brewery visit, we will not be arranging a region wide minibus as the brewery is relatively easy to get to by public transport. I suggest we do however get collaborating when it comes to getting to and from the railway station in Great Yarmouth. Feel free to collaborate on sharing travel where appropriate though.
With respect to the recipe, Will has provided the exact brewsheet for the small run of Patriot he brewed recently. This is shown below. Note his brewlength so you will need to scale this to your own and it has been suggested that using the percentage method is best for this. The brewery will not make their yeast available so Will suggested something fairly neutral that will promote the hop forward nature of this beer.
Each region will judge their own beers and select ideally two (max 3) to go forward to the final evaluation at the brewery during the visit. 5BBL(930L) recipe for Patriot
125Kg extra pale Maris Otter 12.5Kg wheat malt 4KG crystal 150
235g challenger 8.56AA at 0 minutes 235g challenger 8.5AA at 40 minutes 2KG Mosaic and 2KG Cascade at 70 minutes along with zinc and protofloc
Flame out 75 minutes
2 days on chill in fermenter after fermentation
Then 2 days in conditioning tank on 300g Mosaic pellets and 300g cascade pellets before racking into cask
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