River Cottage Australia



Try this recipe for home-brewed Pale Ale by Paul West from River Cottage Australia.


  • 4.5kg Australian Voyager malt

  • 500g Australian Voyager crystal malt

  • 10g Galaxy flower mash 60 at the boil

  • 10g Galaxy flower boil 20 (40 minutes into the boil)

  • 10g Galaxy flower boil 10 min (50 minutes into the boil)

  • 10g Galaxy flower boil 5 min (55 minutes into the boil)

  • 35g Galaxy flower 0 min (at end)

  • 1g packet Safale US-05 American Ale yeast

  • 40g Galaxy flower dry hop (after 1 week in the fermenter)

  • Chilli, for bottling (after 2 weeks in the fermenter)


  • 1.

    Put large pot (Keggle) on a gas burner. Fill with 33 litres of spring or rainwater. Bring to boil- takes about 20-30 minutes, then allow to cool to around 69 degrees celsius.

  • 2.

    Measure and mill the grains whilst the water comes to temperature.

  • 3.

    Put a piece of tie wire through the thermometer, this will allow the thermometer to be suspended in the brew. Then put the grain bag into the pot and clip into place with bulldog clips.

  • 4.

    Slowly add grains (this is called mashing in) and stir with a mash paddle or wooden spoon until all grains are mixed in- the temperature will drop down to 67 degrees celsius. Wrap a sleeping bag around the pot to help maintain an even temperature and leave for 1 hour, stirring every now and then. Check the temperature regularly to ensure that it stays around 65 degrees celsius -67 degrees celsius.

  • 5.

    Setup a hoist to hold the grain bag above the pot.

  • 6.

    Remove the sleeping bag from the pot.

  • 7.

    Hoist the bag up, drain the bag above the pot for about 10 minutes, then remove.

  • 8.

    Bring the wort (the liquid in the pot) to rolling boil for 1 hour uncovered.

  • 9.

    Add 10g of the galaxy hops flowers once it comes to the boil at 60 minutes (at the beginning) 

  • 10.

    10g at 20 minutes (40 minutes into the boil)

  • 11.

    10g at 10 minutes at (50 minutes into the boil)

  • 12.

    10g at 5 minutes

  • 13.

    35g at 0 minutes (at the end) and then turn off the heat.

  • 14.

    Add wort chiller to the pot to sanitise it in the hot liquid. Then leave for 10-15 minutes.

  • 15.

    Then attach hose to the wort chiller and turn on water to run through the chiller.

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
0 comments • 0 ratings