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Old 03-30-2014, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default American Pale Ale - Optic APA

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP-001
Yeast Starter: yes
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.3
Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: 45
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 5
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7
Tasting Notes: Very citrusy aroma. Good mouthfeel. Great drinkability.

I brewed this the other day and loved it, wife loves it too.

Very simple recipe. Going to enter it into contest soon, gotta set up my BeerGun first.

11.5 Pale 2-Row
.5 Caramel 20L

.5 oz Perle at 60m
1 oz Cascade at 30m
1 oz Citra at 5m

White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP-001) (1L Starter)

1 week in Primary
1 week in Secondary

slow force carb to style

Single Mash Infusion:
Sacch' rest @ 152 for 60m
Mashout @ 170 for 30m

Even without dry hopping, this beer has a lot of citra aroma and almost tastes sweet.

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Old 03-31-2014, 01:45 PM   #2
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Sometimes simple is best.

It sounds like it will be smooth easy drinker.

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