Early Springtime? This beer will be ready by Thanksgiving or Christmas the latest easily.
I'm not in a huge rush, just putting this together in my head, I might brew a kit from the brewstore ahead of this, one thats more winter appropriate. But if I wait a few weeks on this to brew, then 3 weeks in primary, 2 months in bottle.... that puts me in the dead of winter still haha. Oh well. I'll have 48 bottles or so to drink I'm sure I'll have plenty by the time warm weather rolls around here in March.
I'd cut the crystal 10 back to .5 lb if your going for a light lawnmower beer. A whole pound of crystal may come across as a bit cloying.
Maybe sub the 10L out for 40L to get a bit more color and a little less sweet flavor?
Hops looks good, but why 15 and 2? AFAIK, 20 min for max flavor, 10 min for max aroma.
Point taken on the crystal; I'll cut that in half, but I want to stick with 10L because I want it to be on the sweet side.
Is 20 min for max flavor and 10 for aroma on the hops pretty standard? I wasn't sure. The kits I have brewed call for a hop plug at 2 minutes, so I thought the later the better (sorta) for aroma, and 15 min sounded good for flavor.
Heres the updated recipe:
Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Safale US-05
Yeast Starter: N
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: N
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Springtime Orange Pale Ale
6 lbs Light DME
0.5 lb Crystal Malt 10L
1 oz Cascade - add at 60 minutes
0.5 oz Cascade - add at 20 minutes
0.5 oz Cascade - add at 10 minutes
1 whirlflock tab - add 10 minutes
1 oz. bitter orange peel - add at 5 minutes