Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Is this a good pale ale extract recipe?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-29-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
FrFtr28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northwest PA
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default Is this a good pale ale extract recipe?

I am putting together my first extract recipe and was wondering if someone could chime in and let me know if this is going to taste any good or not. I am going for simple, but with some steeping grains. I am kegging, so I have no reason to buy a "kit" with caps and priming sugar, which is why I am trying to put together a recipe. The Brew Builder at brewmasterswarehouse.com says it falls into the American Pale Ale category. Let me know your thoughts, don't hold back. Thanks.

5 lbs Light DME
1 lb Caramel 60
1 oz. Magnum Pellets @ 60 min
1 oz. Cascade Pellets @ 10 min
Nottingham Ale Dry Yeast

__________________
FrFtr28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
kyleobie
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 587
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I'm a rather new brewer myself, but personally I'd start with 6 lbs DME. I'd also go with extra light if you're concerned at all about color, and add 3 lbs as a late addition. That should give you a nice ABV for a sessionable beer.

__________________

Geography in a Glass:
http://beergeography.blogspot.com/

kyleobie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
AJ_in_HD
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philly
Posts: 120
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts

Default

that recipe should give you a fine beer with right IBU range, but I'd add more Cascade if I were you for your flavoring addition as well as dry hop.

not sure how close you want to stick to APA range so adding more cascade may or may not put you out of APA IBU range...either way, cascade is a good flavoring hops that having more of can't hurt.

__________________

*********

AJ_in_HD is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
FrFtr28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northwest PA
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kyleobie View Post
I'm a rather new brewer myself, but personally I'd start with 6 lbs DME. I'd also go with extra light if you're concerned at all about color, and add 3 lbs as a late addition. That should give you a nice ABV for a sessionable beer.
What do you mean if I'm concerned about color? I would prefer a little darker color, so would I go with Light or Extra Light? I'm assuming Light.


Quote:
Originally Posted by AJ_in_HD View Post
that recipe should give you a fine beer with right IBU range, but I'd add more Cascade if I were you for your flavoring addition as well as dry hop.

not sure how close you want to stick to APA range so adding more cascade may or may not put you out of APA IBU range...either way, cascade is a good flavoring hops that having more of can't hurt.
I've never dry hopped before, and I want to keep this recipe simple since I am still pretty new to extract brewing, but I will definitely try that in the future.
__________________
FrFtr28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
wilserbrewer
Vendor
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
 
wilserbrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Jersey Shore, Jersey
Posts: 6,581
Liked 396 Times on 338 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Yes, absolutely...IMHO that recipe looks fine and will produce a nice brew.

__________________
wilserbrewer
BIAB Bags, Hop Bags and Ratchet Pulleys for sale

Expert tailor and supplier of custom sized, top quality BIAB bags, hop bags and ratchet pulleys at reasonable pricing

http://biabbags.webs.com



CORONA MILL BUCKET SYSTEM V. 2.0
wilserbrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 05:07 AM   #6
mr_clean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 272
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Your recipe sounds decent enough.I would change the magnum for warrior,and cenntenial instead of cascade.But then again i hate cascade hops.

__________________
Ignorance is something you cant overcome,but you pass it on down and thats something much worse-Dropkick Murphys
http://beercalculus.hopville.com/recipe
mr_clean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 05:11 AM   #7
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 7,928
Liked 425 Times on 346 Posts
Likes Given: 58

Default

Looks fine to me. I too would dry hop it after primary fermentation has finished with another ounce of hops. Cascade would be fine, but we all have our own favorites.

__________________
weirdboy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 07:17 AM   #8
mr_clean
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 272
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Dry hop for sure.

__________________
Ignorance is something you cant overcome,but you pass it on down and thats something much worse-Dropkick Murphys
http://beercalculus.hopville.com/recipe
mr_clean is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #9
shinerfanok
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 42
Default

i would dry hop just add your dry hops to your fermenter after the Final Gravity is where you want it and also, DME tends to make your brews a little darker in color than an all grain brew would, as far as a pale ale body ide definately go with the light dme

__________________
shinerfanok is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #10
FrFtr28
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Northwest PA
Posts: 117
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I don't want this beer to be too bitter, and be pretty easy to drink in the warm weather. So I'm thinking of doing this instead...

.5 oz Magnum @ 60
.5 oz Magnum @ 30
1 oz Cascade @ 10
And then maybe .5 oz dry hopping (haven't decided yet)

I am trying for the style of SNPA, but not quite as much of a kick at the end, if that makes sense. Does this sound more like what I am going for?

__________________
FrFtr28 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Extract Pale Ale Recipe? suhornet84 Extract Brewing 1 09-18-2009 01:16 AM
Critique Pale Ale Extract Recipe Question Dr Vorlauf Extract Brewing 2 07-30-2009 04:05 PM
Looking for a good Pale Ale recipe with a nice reddish color to it Tonypr24 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 03-05-2009 03:33 PM
Does anyone have a good Extract Pale Ale? Klainmeister Recipes/Ingredients 5 06-02-2007 03:16 AM
Pale Ale recipe - any good? Shambolic Recipes/Ingredients 8 09-22-2005 05:23 AM



Newest Threads