Verdant Brewery has seemingly grown from a tiny startup based in
a container to a hugely popular destination brewery in a couple of
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.
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|20 L||60 min||25.6 IBUs||9.3 EBC||1.045||1.011||4.5 %|
|Pale Malt (2 Row) US||2.7 kg||58.57|
|Vienna Malt||800 g||17.35|
|Oats, Flaked||750 g||16.27|
|Magnum||6 g||60 min||Boil||Pellet||12|
|Centennial added at flamout and steeped 20 min.||20 g||20 min||Aroma||Pellet||10|
|Simcoe added at flamout and steeped 20 min.||20 g||20 min||Aroma||Pellet||13|
|Simcoe||80 g||5 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||13|
|Centennial||40 g||5 days||Dry Hop||Pellet||10|
|SafAle English Ale (S-04)||DCL/Fermentis||73%||15°C – 24°C|
|Safale American (US-05)||DCL/Fermentis||77%||15°C – 23.89°C|
|Mash In||66.5°C||75 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.
- 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.