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wcarter1227 12-07-2010 01:02 AM

15 Minute Cascade Pale Ale
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This is a very simple pale for a brewer of any level of experience. While I enjoy doing my All Grain beers, I still brew this beer from time to time. The plus is that you only have to boil the beer for 15 minutes and you are done. So we are looking at a 2 hour brew day including clean up with a wonderful tasting hoppy yet sweet caramel flavored pale ale. And since its extract and with such a big hop bill you only need to boil the extract for 15 MINUTES!

Pours a nice copper/reddish color with a 1 finger head that sticks around leaving a nice lacing down the glass.


6lbs Light Dry Malt Extract added to the boil
1lbs Crystal 60 add the grains to the water and steep until the water temp reaches 170 and pull them out.


2.5oz Cascade 7.5% AA at 15 min
1oz Cascade 7.5%aa at 5 min
.50 oz Cascade 7.5% at flameout
1oz Cascade 7.5% dry hop 7 days after primary fermentation has wrapped up.

This beer is great with notty as I typically use notty on my beers I want to ferment on the cooler side. I imagine any clean fermenting yeast would do well. If you want some fruity esters I have done this recipe twice with s-04.

wcarter1227 04-29-2011 12:13 AM

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Just took an update pic from a bottle that is about 6 months old. Still tastes damn good, has cleared up quite a bit. The hop nose has kind of gone away.

Tir727 05-23-2011 05:57 PM

Thanks for the idea
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Less time to brew with 2 little ones running around the house. Anyway...

I've got two "15 Minute" batches going as we speak; one with 7.5/1.0lbs of LME/crystal, simcoe/centennial/glacier, WLP051 and the other with 8.25/1.0lbs of LME/caramunich, chinook/centennial/glacier, WLP041. I'm following advice from White Labs FAQs for WLP041 Pacific Ale and trying to keep fermentation around 65 degrees F.

I'll let you know how they turn out.

seminoleAle 06-16-2012 02:54 AM

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Two weeks in keg and tasting great. Reminds me of Lagunitas IPA aroma and flavor.

seminoleAle 06-16-2012 02:54 AM

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Two weeks in keg and tasting great. Reminds me of Lagunitas IPA aroma and flavor.

ResumeMan 06-20-2012 07:33 AM

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I've brewed a variation of this beer a couple times. I was glad to find this thread because it let me know about the process - the short-boil hop burst extract APA, which fits in perfectly to my brew schedule. It allows me to brew up a batch in an evening, and I plan to always have this or a close variant on hand.

I wasn't into having quite so much caramel malt in the beer, so I backed off to a small addition of both 40 and 60L crystal. I also wanted the beer to be a bit lower ABV. And actually in future versions I plan to drop the OG a bit further, to make it more a session beer that I can drink several of on a weeknight without getting crocked.

The first time I tried this I blended Cascade and Columbus hops, but didn't care for the flavor contribution of the Columbus. So this, my second attempt, I blended Cascade and Centennial, and I"m much happier.

This is a very nice pale ale. It has adequate malt backbone, but the hops are the star. A fantastic balance of C-hop flavor, aroma, and bitterness. I clarified it with some gelatin, and it dropped crystal clear pretty quick.

All in all, I"m really happy I found this thread and this will be a staple beer of mine.

15-Min APA
10-A American Pale Ale
Author: Steve
Date: 05/12/2012

Size: 5.46*gal
Attenuation: 81.3%

Original Gravity: 1.048 (1.045 - 1.060)
Terminal Gravity: 1.009 (1.010 - 1.015)
Color: 9.61 (5.0 - 14.0)
Alcohol: 5.1% (4.5% - 6.0%)
Bitterness: 30.8 (30.0 - 45.0)

5*lb (87.0%) Dry Light Extract - added during boil, boiled 15*m
.5*lb (8.7%) Crystal 40 - added before boil, steeped 15*m
.25*lb (4.3%) Crystal 60 - added before boil, steeped 15*m
.25*lb Maltodextrine - added during boil, boiled 15*m
.5*oz (12.5%) Cascade (6.7%) - added dry to primary fermenter
.5*oz (12.5%) Centennial (9.7%) - added dry to primary fermenter
.5*oz (12.5%) Cascade (6.7%) - added during boil, boiled 1*m
.5*oz (12.5%) Centennial (9.7%) - added during boil, boiled 5*m
1*oz (25.0%) Centennial (9.7%) - added during boil, boiled 15*m
1*oz (25.0%) Cascade (6.7%) - added during boil, boiled 15*m
1.0*ea Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05

Pitched at 62F, allowed to rise to 64 for several days, then slowly ramped to 67. Fermented for about 2 weeks, dry hopped for 4 days then kegged.

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Tykees 11-06-2012 11:05 PM

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here it is. A little lighter in color than I had hoped. A deep orange to light red in hue. This has a great body to it. Solid malt flavor. An extremely orange hop flavor. Light in the bitterness, I had this hopped to 55 ibus but it doesnt seem it. Love this though. this keg wont last long

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sweed 03-26-2013 01:22 AM

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I just bottled this. FG of 1.013. My OG was a bit higher (on purpose) of 1.068 I believe. So it's a bit more alcohol than I wanted. Smell and taste are already great, it's so smooth. I did lose about a gallon from yeast and trub, holy cow I was not expecting that much. But, I did bottle 23 bombers, so that'll last a while. The color is very nice, a light copper. My pic/ tester was the last from the bottling bucket, so it's got a bunch of yeast and other stuff still in there, so a bit cloudy, but it'll def clear up. I'll try this out probably on Saturday, and drink some on Sunday.

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sweed 03-28-2013 07:26 PM

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Forgot to add pic, and it wouldn't let me edit it in.

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Tykees 04-07-2013 09:46 PM

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Here is the falconers flight version I did. Two lbs of Munich and 1 lb. c-75. Very malty, has a nice hop dryness at the end, very citrusy on the hops. Really excited about this one

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