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Old 05-30-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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Default Summer Pale Ale

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1272
Yeast Starter: yes
Batch Size (Gallons): 10.5
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 38
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 8 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days at 65
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Dryhop for 5 days at 65
Tasting Notes: Smooth, \"bright\" hoppy flavor with a nice malt backbone

12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 61.5 %
2 lbs Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
2 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 7.7 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
1 lbs Wheat - White Malt (2.3 SRM) Grain 5.1 %

1.00 oz Magnum [11.60 %] - Boil 60.0 min 20.0 IBUs
2.00 oz Amarillo [9.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min 14.8 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo [9.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min
1.00 oz 7Cs Falconer's Flight 1 minute

1.00 oz Centennial- Dry Hop 5 Days
1.00 oz Simcoe Dry Hop 5 Days


I had to post this recipe in here (first one in a long time I've posted in the database!) because it turned out so well! Per this thread: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f12/brew...-today-410696/, I wanted an easy drinking hoppy beer with lower ABV for summer.

I did 5 gallons with Denny's Favorite 50 (Wyeast 1450) and while I like it, the Wyeast 1272 is just better.

I used a nearly "pale ale" water profile for this, with this water profile:
Ca- 139
Mg- 10
Na- 3
S04- 240
Cl- 49
Mash pH was 5.47

The flavor is quite "lively" per Bob, and the hops work very well together. It has a fresh flavor, not sweet, and not too dry, with a great hops aroma. The head retention is wonderful, and the Wyeast 1272 produced a very clear beer quickly.
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Looks good yooper. What temp. did you mash at? 152? Maybe lower with that malt bill???
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Looks good yooper. What temp. did you mash at? 152? Maybe lower with that malt bill???
I did mash at 152! I forgot to put that in the original recipe.
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This needs beer in glass p0rn!

Seems like it would be pretty malty for a pale ale. I like that idea. My next recipe is a hopped up American Amber.
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This needs beer in glass p0rn!

Seems like it would be pretty malty for a pale ale. I like that idea. My next recipe is a hopped up American Amber.
It's really balanced, and the hops flavor is so lively and bright that the malt doesn't really compete at all. It's not sweet, so I think it can get away with more maltiness.

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Recipe is 10 gallon? Kind of inferred that from the yeast comment. Just double checking...
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Recipe is 10 gallon? Kind of inferred that from the yeast comment. Just double checking...
Actually, 10.5. 5.25 gallons in each fermenter is typically what I do.

The info for OG/IBUs/Batch size is at the top of the post.
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1272
Yeast Starter: yes
Batch Size (Gallons): 10.5
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 38
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Nice.

My pale ale is also about 1.050 and 38 IBU's. It seems like a sweet spot for a good sessionable pale ale.
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Yooper,
If I did a partial Mash would this work:
1 lbs Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
1 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
12.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 7.7 %
.5 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
.5 lbs Wheat - White Malt (2.3 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
7 lbs Extra light LME

5 gallon batch

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If I did a partial Mash would this work:
1 lbs Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
1 lbs Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 10.3 %
12.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 7.7 %
.5 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
.5 lbs Wheat - White Malt (2.3 SRM) Grain 5.1 %
7 lbs Extra light LME

5 gallon batch

Thanks,
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Yes, I think that would work fine!

Munich malt, wheat malt, and Vienna malt can self-convert, but and the wheat malt will have enough excess diastatic power to convert the victory and crystal.
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