Thursday 4 November 2021

El Dorado SMaSH Recipe - All Grain



Having never brewed using Maris Otter pale malt before, or El Dorado hops - we figured it was time to make a simple brew using these two ingredients to really see what they're about. We'll also be trying a new yeast for the first time - Lallemand's Verdant IPA. We're also attempting our first 30 minute boil with this recipe.

In terms of style - we initially started out planning this one to be a simple Pale Ale - it could also easily be considered an India Pale Ale as well given the somewhat high alcohol content and dry hop contents. Either way, we're hoping it tastes great!

Want to see how it went? Check look at our post of the El Dorado Smash Brew Day

You can also check our tasting results and review for the El Dorado Smash


Batch Volume: 23L
Boil Time: 30 minutes
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.013
IBU (Tinseth): 33
BU/GU: 0.59
Colour: 9.3 EBC


Temperature: 66C - 60 minutes
Mash Out: 76C - 10 minutes


5.5kg - Bairds Maris Otter


23g (23 IBU) - El Dorado (12.7%) - Boil - 30 minutes
37g (9.6 IBU) - El Dorado (12.7%) - Boil - 5 minutes
80g - El Dorado (12.7%) - Dry Hop - Day 5


Lallemand (Lalbrew) Verdant IPA (dry - 1 packet)


20C for 14 days


2.4 CO2-vol

Water Profile

Ca2+ (Calcium): 126
Mg2+ (Magnesium): 18
Na+ (Sodium): 16
Cl- (Chloride): 55
SO42- (Sulfate): 299
HCO3- (Bicarbonate): 46

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this. I have a pound of El Dorado that I need to make use of. I think I'll try half Pale, half Marris as you noted in your tasting notes.