Recipes - Thunderbolt


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This great pale ale never fails to impress. The English Challenger and East Kent Golding hops compliment the malt flavours to give a well balanced beer with just the right amount of bite. Perfect from the barrel or bottles.



25 Litre Fermenting bin + lid

Trial Jar





Brew starter equipment set contains all of above.


You will also need a large pan big enough to boil 10 litres of water and a strainer.





32g Challenger hops

42g East Kent Goldings hops

2.5kg of light dried malt extract

SafAle S-04 Ale Yeast

(Get all of above in our Thunderbolt recipe pack)

120g sugar for priming the bottles.


Approx 21 Litres of bottled water.



Sanitise all equipment and rinse well before using.

Bring 10 litres of water to the boil, remove from the heat and stir in 1kg of Spraymalt, ensuring all lumps are stirred in.  Bring back to the boil then add 16g of East Kent Goldings and 16g of Challenger hops. Boil vigourously for 45 mins then remove from heat and add the remaining 1.5kg spraymalt light and then 16g of Challenger hops. Bring back to the boil for a further 15 mins. Allow to cool to 80c then add 25g of East Kent Goldings and allow to steep for 30 mins.

Place 6 litres of water in the fermenting bin then strain the boiled liquid into the water. Top up the fermenting bin to the 21 litre mark. Ideally pouring the remaining water through the strainer to extract maximum flavour from the hops. Add the yeast when the liquid has cooled, if in doubt use a thermometer to check the temperature. Take a hydrometer reading and record starting gravity. Place the lid back on (add airlock if you have one) or just loosely clip the lid down so the Co2 can escape. Ferment at 20c/22c until complete (approx 4 - 7 days) then transfer to a barrel or bottle adding priming sugar as necessary (80g/barrel 120g for bottle or less if less fizz required). Store at room temperature for 5 days then move somewhere cool to clear.

Approx OG: 1.043

Approx FG: 1.011

Bitterness 34 IBU

This will give you an ABV of around 4.2%

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