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Shipmates. I have been churning out my Australian Pale Ale using just a 1.5kg can of LME at 18degC  & it is proving to be quite delightful in this basic simple style with no additives. What I would like to add to my cellar is a Session Ale based on this pale ale & was wondering if just brewing with 25l of water instead of 23 l would have enough flavour? Would  the abv would be back down enough to be a session ale? All suggestions welcome.

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Hey mate 

Are you just putting dextrose with your brews?

Maybe try dry malt extract instead, or even better still liquid malt extract instead of dextrose.

Prob taste a bit thin with just extra water and nothing else.

There are other legends on here that know way more than me.

Cheers 

Ek 

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Thanks for the reply EK.

You'll notice in my post I mentioned I use a 1.5 kg can  of LME ( Light Malt Extract ) ,mainly as it is easier than dissolving DME.....my supplier twisted my arm.

The other "Legends" are sure to come to my aid.

 

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Yeah mate just top it up to 25L that should drop ur ABV without thinning the beer. Do you add any hops ? The coopers session ale is just:

1 x APA can

1kg LDM 

25g each Galaxy and Melba and made to 22 Litres 

So u can either try LDM and make smaller or like you suggested just top up a little.

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Check out the recipe i use. in a 23ltr brew it works out around 3.5% and very sessionable.

I have also used this with with APA can instead of the Mexican one. Used the mexican one for this recipe as its a bit "lighter" in colour and flavour to the APA can

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Thank you for your replies shipmates. I will try the Mild Ale first as it is one of my favourite pub beers.

I've laid in a good supply of Australian Pale Ale stubbies for Christmas Day lunch, so will be able to serve the decanted beer into freshly chilled glasses & give 'em the royal treatment. Then I'll have the commercial yeast to re-activate for my first batch of Mild. 

The Nelson's Light sounds interesting too Lusty, so that might just be the batch after the Mild.

Al.

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On 12/17/2018 at 9:16 AM, Ben 10 said:

Melba is hard to come by.

My version of session ale was 1kg light dry malt extract, Can of Aussie Pale Ale. Added Enigma and Galaxy hops to a boil (15grams of each for bittering) then once done topped up with 23ltr of water and used US-05 yeast. Added another 15 grams of each at day 8 for 4 days to dry hop.

Makes a good Session Ale beer.. fairly much a copy of the Coopers Session Ale but used Enigma instead of Melba. 

I like more hops personally though so will add extra when I brew this again

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Todays boozebud calandar beer was a session/summer ale from gage road.. used the same hops so id suggest buying a bottle to test 😉

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