All Grain Yeast:
Safale - 05 Yeast Starter:
Prior Batch SLurry Batch Size (Gallons):
11 Original Gravity:
1.043 Final Gravity:
23.1 Boiling Time (Minutes):
5.2 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
14 Days at 68 degrees Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Keg conditioned at 60 degrees for 14 days
This beer took third in the Light Ale category at a local competition recently. There were five major groupings for judging and all pale ales were lumped under this light ale category, along with blondes, cream ales, etc… This was the only American Pale Ale to place which meant it had to be the best of the lot.
The IBU’s are light on this beer compared to standards. But by mashing this beer (153ish) for 90+ minutes, it finished out very dry and the hop bitterness came through nicely. That…along with a nice late addition and dry hopping made this a very crisp, clean beer with a nice hop nose. This is a nice warm weather pale ale as it gets away from the heavy malt tones.
This recipe is easy on the old hops budget too, with only 5 ¼ ounces of hops for a 10-gallon batch, including the dry hopping.
Anyway…I thought it was a great beer and to get a third place medal and be the top rated American Pale Ale means I must have gotten something right.
Note that the Phoenix and Galena are interchangeable if you only have one of these hops. You could even sub in Crystal…just adjust the recipe for the lower AAU’s.
Batch Size: 11.60 gal
Boil Size: 15.13 gal
Estimated OG: 1.043 SG
Estimated Color: 5.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 23.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes
ABV% - 4.7%
14.00 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM)
1.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)
0.75 oz Phoenix [12.00%] (90 min) (FWH)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.10%] (15 min)
0.50 oz Cascade [6.10%] (10 min)
1.00 oz Cascade [6.10%] (1 min)
1.00 oz Sterling [7.50%] (1 min)
0.25 oz Phoenix [12.00%] (1 min)
For each five-gallon batch:
0.25 oz Galena [11.00%] (Dry Hop 7 days)
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.90%] (Dry Hop 7 days)
0.50 oz Centennial [9.50%] (Dry Hop 7 days)
2 Pkgs SafAle American Ale (DCL Yeast #US-05) Yeast-Ale