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Old 10-26-2012, 02:44 AM   #1
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Default Extract - Hillcrest Pale Ale

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: WLP 001 Cal Ale
Yeast Starter: 1.5 Liter
Batch Size: 5.5 Gal
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.012
IBU: 35
Boil Time: 60 min
Color: 12 SRM
Primary Fermentation: 7 days @69
Secondary Fermentation 14 days @69

Ingredients
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6.00 lbs Golden Light LME
1.50 lbs Golden Light DME

0.50 lb CaraPils (steeped)
0.50 lb Crystal 20L (steeped)
0.50 lb Crystal 40L (steeped)

Hops (Whole Leaf)
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0.50 oz Simcoe at 60 min
1.00 oz Cascade at 15 min
1.00 oz Cascade at 5 min
0.50 oz Simcoe at 0 min


1.00 oz Simcoe dry hopped

Other
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1 teaspoon Irish Moss at 20 min

Notes
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Start with 5 gal. of 150° F water. Steep crushed grain for 30 min. Sparge grains with enough 170° F water to make 5.5 gal.

Bring water to a boil add 6 lbs LME and 0.50 oz Simcoe Hops

At 20 minutes, add Irish moss

At 15 minutes add 1.00 oz Cascade

At 10 minutes, add remaining DME (using same procedure as above). Add 1.00 oz Cascade

At 0 minute, add 0.50 oz of Simcoe
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This is the first recipe I've "kind of" put together. I used a BYO malt bill for American Pale Ale II and the Hop Schedule from a recipe on here that I'll link later.

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Old 11-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #2
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Hops are all lined up!

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:03 PM   #3
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It's at 6 days of primary fermentation. I added 1 oz Simcoe whole hops for dry hopping. Gravity was at 1.016 but I've kept it really cool around 66F but now I'm going to let it get up to 69-70. I like to add my dry hops towards the end of fermentation rather than when it's stopped. A pro brewer told me it will clean up a little more.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:27 AM   #4
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Keep us updated on how this goes. I'm trying to put together a recipe for a pale ale (see here ...still trying to figure it out if you have any thoughts) It's similar to yours in that it's an extract and about the same OG and IBU, but different hops. I'm still trying to figure out the hopping schedule and steeping grains. If you're happy with your recipe, I'd like to piggy-back off it.

I'd also have to bring the boil volume down to less than 5.5, as my brew pot isn't big enough to boil 5.5 gallons.

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Keep us updated on how this goes. I'm trying to put together a recipe for a pale ale (see here ...still trying to figure it out if you have any thoughts) It's similar to yours in that it's an extract and about the same OG and IBU, but different hops. I'm still trying to figure out the hopping schedule and steeping grains. If you're happy with your recipe, I'd like to piggy-back off it.

I'd also have to bring the boil volume down to less than 5.5, as my brew pot isn't big enough to boil 5.5 gallons.

John
I think the timing on my hop schedule is pretty standard. Steeping grains the same.

I sampled my beer today when I added the dry hops and its a little darker than I'd like and not as bitter as I'd hoped. We'll see when its finished but use the recipe. That's why it's here!

I'd recommend getting a bigger kettle though. i have a 7.5 gallon kettle and with extract I've noticed a big difference between partial boils and full boils. But it also requires a propane burner. I bought a bigger kettle knowing in a year I'd be upgrading to all grain.
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I'm only two batches into this hobby so my equipment is still at entry level status. Hopefully I'll start building up some equipment, maybe starting with a larger pot and burner, but we'll see. I'm still too much of a novice to even know what I need to brew better beer.

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I bottled this yesterday. The FG was 1.011 coming in at 6.1 ABV. It had a great fruity aroma. It wasn't as bitter as I expected. If I use whole hops again I will probably do 25% more. We'll see in a couple weeks once it's carbed.

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Here is the finished product! Excellent pale ale! It has a piney aroma, clean bitterness with notes of grapefruit.

I just entered it into a local competition.
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Looks delicious, and good luck with the competition!

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I entered this beer in a local club competition. It scored a 32. Not bad but not good either. Judges said wasn't hoppy enough for an america pale ale and would of done better as english pale ale. Using pellets instead of while hops might have helped as well. I ordered my all grain setup and will rebrew this again but up the late addition hops.

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