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Old 07-11-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Default Looking for the world's best *proven* pale ale recipe

Been a while since I brewed. Time to do a pale ale methinks. I have some base grains I need to use (marris otter)...also have pilsner...so can use either one. Also have US05 that i should probably use soon. Been sitting around for probably 6 months.

I'm looking for your best pale ale recipe - preferably an award winner

Whatcha got?!


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Old 07-12-2013, 01:46 PM   #2
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http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/bee-...ale-ale-31793/
This one is pretty popular. I brewed something similar but with a higher lovibond crystal, different and more finishing hops, and 1 oz of dry hops. Turned out really nice and I think it would have been even better with Maris Otter.


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Old 07-12-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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This one is pretty popular. I brewed something similar but with a higher lovibond crystal, different and more finishing hops, and 1 oz of dry hops. Turned out really nice and I think it would have been even better with Maris Otter.
I am NOT a fan of this recipe, and neither was anyone who tried it. Not bad, just unremarkable in every way.


This on the other hand is a delicious recipe and fits your criteria well.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/russ...-clone-369668/
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I think EdWort's grainbill is pretty solid if you're looking for a drier pale ale, but I also think the one I brewed would have benefited from Maris Otter as a base. I definitely don't think there's enough hops in it though, which is why I think I tripled the amount in mine (might have been a little over the top, but I definitely enjoyed the results). This was my recipe and hop schedule:

FERMENTABLES:
8 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (76.2%)
2 lb - American - Vienna (19%)
0.25 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 40L (2.4%)
0.25 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 80L (2.4%)

HOPS:
0.4 oz - Magnum for 60 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 13.5, IBU: 24.93)
0.5 oz - Centennial for 15 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 9.7, IBU: 5.98)
0.5 oz - Citra for 15 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 15.6, IBU: 9.61)
0.5 oz - Centennial for 5 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 9.7, IBU: 3.63)
0.5 oz - Citra for 5 min, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Boil (AA 15.6, IBU: 5.84)
1 oz - Citra for 7 days, Type: Leaf/Whole, Use: Dry Hop (AA 15.6)
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #5
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If you like crystal malt in your pales SNPA clone is good.
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Here's a winner...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/lake...ale-ale-32939/
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I think the problem you might run into on selecting the "best" recipe is going to be the variety of hop preference. IMHO I think every can come a lot closer on grain bill and maybe even time of hop additions, but not the hops themselves. FWIW I usually go with 75% pale malt, 10% white wheat, 10% Vienna or toasted pale and 5% crystal (sometimes a sprinkle of aromatic malt). I usually do a small buttering charge and then load up the hops from 10 mins on down. If you go with a base recipe like his you can have a lot of fun playing with different (and sometimes interesting) hop additions.
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While technically closer to an IPA, you could make the zombie dust clone with MO as the base. It's great.

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I am NOT a fan of this recipe, and neither was anyone who tried it. Not bad, just unremarkable in every way.


This on the other hand is a delicious recipe and fits your criteria well.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/russ...-clone-369668/
Beat me to it. Perfect recipe for the OP. I'm enjoying the hell out of a keg of right now. I added an ounce of Nelson to the dry hop... Hnnnngggg
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Originally Posted by Xpertskir

I am NOT a fan of this recipe, and neither was anyone who tried it. Not bad, just unremarkable in every way.

This on the other hand is a delicious recipe and fits your criteria well.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/russ...-clone-369668/
All simcoe no thank you...I like the grain bill though

One thing I've found a 90 minute boil will go a long way with a pale ale


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