These kits include all grains, hops, and yeast needed to brew the recipe according to the instructions found in CAMRA’s Essential Home Brewing book.
Wild Weathers Ales – Tornado Top Hat
Husband and wife team Mike and Karen Tempest started brewing from their Berkshire- based premises in December 2012. Wild Weather Ales’ range has evolved significantly over the years and they now produce a wide range of styles packaged in to cask, keg and colourfully-branded cans. Wild Weather are known for their accessible fruited sours and love of hop-forward pale ales. Their 12-barrel brew house works hard to keep up with demand and the small team, based in Silchester, also share a love of performing live music. Their brewery events are not to be missed!
Brewed in collaboration with Liverpool’s Mad Hatter brewery, Tornado Top Hat is described as a Banana Split Hefeweizen. The trademark banana esters from the German wheat beer yeast are amplified by adding banana throughout the brewing process. This is a full-bodied beer delivering flavours of banana, cream and chocolate. The recipe uses a jungle’s worth of fresh bananas, milk lactose and chocolate syrup for bottle conditioning priming. The yeast used adds to the body and delivers the residual sweetness. The fermentation starts fast and finishes slow. Primary fermentation should be left for around 10 days until a stable final gravity has been reached.
NOTE: This recipe requires 325g of banana pulp to mash before sparge, and 975g of banana pulp and peel for secondary, and chocolate syrup, these are not included in the kit.
Every effort is made to match the brewery recipe precisely, but at times it maybe necessary to change some of the listed ingredients on the recipe to alternatives due to seasonality or availability, but in all cases we do our best replace with something that won’t impact on the overall taste and flavour of the beer.
More information about Wild Weather can be found here