Originally Posted by brewski09
you'll have to let us know how your beer turns out. can you post the recipe on this thread too?
Sure, here it is.
A few notes. First, I think I mistakenly said I already started dry hopping. I actually just transferred it tonight. Hydro sample tasted very nice, good citrus flavor already, exactly what I was going for. Second, it'll be 4-5 weeks before this one will be ready, between dry hopping and bottle conditioning.
A few changes I would make when I brew this again.
1. To get closer to the profile of All Day, I'd move the Simcoe 30 min addition to 45, and choose another hop addition for 15-20. I'll probably going with something mid-alpha, likely Ahtanum or Cascade, maybe even more Amarillo. That should get this closer to 42-45 IBU's. I had originally planned on this being more bitter, but this was my first all grain brew and my efficiency was on the high end of what I expected, so I eased up on the hops just a bit.
2. I think I might try replacing 2-4oz of the Carapils with a like amount of honey malt. I'd like to experiment with it and think it might go well with this recipe, though if you wanted a bit of a bite, you could replace this with rye instead. That's totally up to personal preference though. US-05 attenuates very well (82% for me this time), so I'm not worried about too much residual sweetness.
For those looking for an extract version, I believe subbing 3.25lb of Pilsen Light DME and 1.75lb of Golden Light DME should work for the base grains. Steep the C40 and Carapils for 30.
Recipe: Doubleheader Session Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Boil Size: 6.72 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.72 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.045 SG
Estimated Color: 4.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 34.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 76.5 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs 4.0 oz Briess 2 Row Brewers Malt (1.8 SRM) 60.0 %
2 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) 31.4 %
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) 5.7 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) 2.9 %
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min 19.4 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min 6.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min 3.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min 4.6 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 1.0 min 1.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)
1.00 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 8 lbs 12.0 oz
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 11.54 qt of water at 163.6 F 152.0 F 60 min
Mash Out Add 7.00 qt of water at 198.0 F 168.0 F 10 min
Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (Drain mash tun, , 3.02gal, 0.27gal) of 168.0 F water