Verdant Lightbulb Extra Pale Ale Recipe
Verdant Lightbulb Recipe

Verdant Brewery has seemingly grown from a tiny startup based in
a container to a hugely popular destination brewery in a couple of
years.

Based in Falmouth, Cornwall their success is down to their pale,
hoppy and hazy ethos, which focus on hops and yeast combining to
create tropical, fruity and mouth-filling flavours.

By far the most sought after beers are DIPAs, DDH pale ales and
the like but Lightbulb which is a more sessionable 4.5% ABV is a
highlight for me. Balancing extra pale and hop-forward flavours
requires skill and fine-tuning that make this a great beer to try
and brew yourself.

Recipe Details

Batch SizeBoil TimeIBUSRMEst. OGEst. FGABV
20 L60 min25.6 IBUs9.3 EBC1.0451.0114.5 %
Fermentables

NameAmount%
Pale Malt (2 Row) US2.7 kg58.57
Vienna Malt800 g17.35
Oats, Flaked750 g16.27
Cara-Pils/Dextrine180 g3.9
Caramalt180 g3.9
Hops

NameAmountTimeUseFormAlpha %
Magnum6 g60 minBoilPellet12
Centennial added at flamout and steeped 20 min.20 g20 minAromaPellet10
Simcoe added at flamout and steeped 20 min.20 g20 minAromaPellet13
Simcoe80 g5 daysDry HopPellet13
Centennial40 g5 daysDry HopPellet10
Yeast

NameLabAttenuationTemperature
SafAle English Ale (S-04)DCL/Fermentis73%15°C – 24°C
Safale American (US-05)DCL/Fermentis77%15°C – 23.89°C
Mash

StepTemperatureTime
Mash In66.5°C75 min

Hazy, Pale & Hoppy

Verdant Brewing is a classic example of how a few homebrewers
can go on to create a nationally and internationally known brand
following a set of principles that set them apart.

Starting in a shipping container brewing just a few kegs at a
time, going on to crowdfund and commission a brewery and then do
the process again in the space of a couple of years should be an
inspiration for any home brewer.

All this time brewing predominantly one style of type of beer
which is hoppy, pale and murky.

Recipe Notes

  • This recipe is sourced from an issue of the magazine Hop & Barley
  • The brewery has often stated that Lightbulb is constantly being
    tweaked and changed so this recipe is an approximation and should
    be a good base to work from.

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