Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast Starter: Rehydrated
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: n/a
Batch Size (Gallons): 2.5
Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.008
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 ~66*
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Dryhopped @ day 5
Tasting Notes: Nice hoppy APA. Was going for a higher alcohol APA with a strong hoppy aroma.
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 73.3 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 3 20.0 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4 6.7 %
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 16.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 15.0 Hop 7 7.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 5.0 Hop 8 2.9 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 9.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
0.50 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 6 -
1.0 pkg Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 9 -
Mashed at 150 for 75 minutes, mash out at 170 for 10 minutes.
Fermented in Mr. Beer fermentor for 5 days, then dry hopped with Cascade.
Waited 6 days, then did a cold crash for 3 days. Bottled two weeks after brew day.
I tried one a week after bottle date and it was very good. Fellow homebrewer was over and he enjoyed it as well. Now, its been bottled 4 weeks and is even better!
It has a nice fruity, hoppy aroma thanks to the cascade and late EKGs.
Tasted very nice, balanced, ending with a nice mellow malty splash, not too sweet.
The alcohol was noticeable at 7.8% with the earlier bottles, but now it has mellowed out and balances out nicely.
One extra note: I did not design this with any particular beer in mind and only found out after the fact that this beer is quite similar to EdWort's Haus Pale Ale.
"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” -- Ben Franklin
Primary: Rye Amber, Traditional Mead (Fresh Blackberries after first transfer)
Keg 1: Rub My Belly (EdWort's Pale Ale)
Keg 2: Dog House (Strong Ale)
Bottled: Dog Haus (Pale Ale), Wagging Tail (Sam Adams Boston Ale-ish), Muddy Paws (Oatmeal Stout), Raging Rabies 2.0 (11.0% IIPA)