The most popular cask beer in the UK is Sharps Doom bar, the recipe of which is kept as very guarded secret. After lots of research to find hints of the recipe online and brewing test batches this is our interpretation of that beer.
The amber colour from the malts, the fruity yeast flavours, and subtle hop additions make this a pretty much spot on home brew clone version. If you like drinking this beer you can now brew it yourself at home.
Crisp Pale Ale Malt
Crisp Crystal Malt
Crisp Roasted Barley
total Malt bill 3890g
Northern Brewer Pellets
SafAle™ S-04 11.5g (1 packs)
Beer Style (main): British Ales
Beer Style (sub): Ordinary Bitter
Batch Size: 23L
Original Gravity: 1040
Final Gravity: 1009
ABV %: 4.3
Temperature °C: 64
Length (mins): 80
Out temp °C: 75
Out time (mins): 10
Boil time (mins): 90
Additions and timing:
14g Northern Brewer – 80 mins
Secondary additions and timing:
hop stand with:
Fermentation temperature/steps: 25c for 5 days, then condition for a minimum of 10 days, longer up to 4 weeks will result in a better drinking beer
The most popular cask beer in the UK is Sharps Doom bar, this is our interpretation of that beer.
Hop Stand can be 20-60 minutes, its up to you, the recommended is the full 60 mins.
High temp fermentation’s essential, this delivers the fruity flavours of this beer.