Grapefruit Pale Ale Recipe - Comments?
I'm very new to recipe creation so I'm hoping I could get some comments on my recipe as far as if the extract and specialty grains amounts look good, along with the hop schedule.
I had recently tried the Southern Tier Pale Ale and absolutely loved it. I want a very drinkable American Pale Ale with strong floral and grapefruit tones. Here's what I threw together:
Recipe: Grapefruit Pale Ale
Brewer: Jeff Dillaman
Style: American Pale Ale
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 3.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 10.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 45.7 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: - %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 41.10 %
3.30 lb Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 45.21 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 6.85 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 6.85 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 34.7 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 5.6 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 5.3 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Safale US-05 (Fermentis) Yeast-Ale
I had read somewhere that Southern Tier uses just Simcoe and Cascade in their Pale Ale, but I'm not sure of the authenticity of that source. People seem to really like Amarillo around here so I thought it could be good to throw that in there for aroma too.
If you want flavor, do the flameout hop additions. For aroma, dry hopping is crucial. I'd add the amarillo as a dry hop.
Build that to an OG of 1.062 and FG of 1.014 which would be ~6.2%
72% pale malt
20% Wheat malt - note wheat DME and LME are usually only 55% wheat/ 45% Barley
8% Crystal 60L
For hops I would go with
Simcoe @ 60
Cascade @ 15
Cascade @ 8
Cascade @ 2
Amarillo @ Dry Hop
Look for about 45 IBUs
Out of curiosity, why do you say you would go with wheat extract? I didn't really taste any in their beer, but I'm not sure how much flavor it would add in quantities that small.
I'm only speaking from my experience. When I add at flameout, I get mediocre aroma at best. When I dry hop, I get wonderful hop aroma.
The Internet says that Simcoe hops taste like grapefruit.
You want to brew a Pale Ale that tastes like grapefruit.
I have some cascade hops, that will make a really nice pale ale.
I have cascade hops for 1/3 the price.
I've found that Magnum hops have a very citrusy, grapefruit like bitterness to them. Almost like biting a grapefruit, rind and all. I think it might be a good substitute for Simcoe.
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