Want to brew proper Cask Beer at home? Well now you can thanks to Five Points and The Craft Beer Channel.
Five Points Best is a single-hopped Best Bitter, brewed with Five Points Fuggles. Refreshing and smooth, Best has notes of caramel and biscuit, and a lovely grassy, herbal freshness that makes you want to reach for another one.
Five Points Best celebrates both the history of British brewing and the modern craft beer movement. It showcases the Five Points take on beer: influenced by the past but brewed very much for the present. Because, we reckon, why should modern beer always mean new beer styles?
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Five Points Fuggles 150g Whole Hops
WLP013 London Ale Yeast (1 packs)
Beer Style (main): British Ales
Beer Style (sub): Special Bitter or Best Bitter
Batch Size: 20L
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 1.011
ABV %: 4.1%
Temperature °C: 67
Length (mins): 60
Boil time (mins): 60
Additions and timing:
40g Five Points Fuggles @ 60 minutes
30g Five Points Fuggles @ 15 minutes
80g Five Points Fuggles @ Flameout
Fermentation temperature/steps: Pitch at 17C and ferment with WLP013 at 19C
After supplying Jonny with ingredients for his video about how to produce cask beer at home we thought how do we take this a step further for the home brew community? Well we got in contact with Jonny again, then he put us in touch with Greg at Five Points who was more than happy to help out the home brew community. We talked ingredients, how they have specific malts, the yeast strain that they use for this classic beer, and how they have a specific hop grower for their hops.
Well after a bit of work we sourced all of the exact same ingredients so that you can well and truly reproduce this modern classic Best Bitter at home to the exact recipe.
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And if you also want to do a side by side taste test, or are just hankering for a some great beer the team at Five Points have kindly offered you 10% off 5L mini casks for Best through their webstore. You just need to use clink here and use code BREWINGBEST at checkout