Grain bill: Pale Malt 3.5kg, dry bread 1.5Kg (equivalent to 2.5kg fresh bread), CaraMalt 150g, Munich Malt 150g, Oat Husks 500g
Steep the grains in 15.7L of water at 67°C and mix. Cover and leave for 60 minutes.
2. Sparge and lauter
Drain the liquid from the bottom of the mash tun (lauter) whilst rinsing the grains with 78°C water from the top to extract additional sugars (sparge) until you’ve reached 25L – you’ll use about 20L of water. Sparge using a watering can or colander so that the water is distributed in a spray rather than the continuous gush of a hose. The back of a spoon also works. While sparging, don’t be tempted to push the wort through the wet grains. Grains in the wort may create unwanted tanin tastes.
3. Boil and add hops
Hops: 5g of German Hallertau Tradition, 37g Cascade, 20g Centennial and 25g Bramling Cross
Bring the wort to a boil. Add 5g of German Hallertau Tradition hops immediately at 90 minutes. These are the ‘bittering’ hops that give Toast its lip-smacking bitter taste. At 15 minutes (i.e. 75 minutes of boiling), add 1 tsp Protofloc, also called Irish Moss, which makes a brighter tasting wort. At 5 minutes (i.e. after 85 minutes), add 12g Cascade hops and 10g Centennial hops. As you take the wort off the boil (i.e. after 90 minutes), add the final hops – 25g Cascade, 10g Centennial and 25g Bramling Cross. These are the aromatic hops that add a fruity, refreshing punch to Toast.