Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Wyeast 1272: American Ale II (smack pack)
Yeast Starter: no
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: no
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.059
Final Gravity: 1.018
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12 -14 days @ 65 - 68 degrees
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 28 days @ 68 degrees / Dryhop during your final week.
SimCade Pale Ale
A super-easy extract brew that smells and tastes AMAZING! The light Crystal with the Simcoe really allows the orange/tangerine/passionfruit characteristics of the hops to come through to the front. The 1272 yeast gives the beer a tart fruitness that in my opinion accentuates the Simcoe superbly. The Cascade dryhop just spikes the aroma that much more.
The ones I'm drinking now (2 months after bottling) taste the best. Don't rush this one once bottled. It tastes like a completely different beer than the ones I tried a month ago. SWMBO and a few friends have given this one raves so I decided to post this as my first recipe. This is a nice alternative for extract hop heads that want a nice, simple hoppy APA without the big bitterness of their IPAs.
5 gallon batch / 2.5 gallon boil. I used Chicago tap water filtered through a Brita water pitcher.
1 lb. Crystal (20 lovibond)
.5 lb. Carapils
Steep in a grain bag for 20 mins. @ 165 degrees.
Bring to a boil. Once boiling, remove from flame and add
1 lb. Light Dry Malt Extract
Stir in and dissolve. Once dissolved, return to flame and bring back to a boil. Once boiling add:
1 oz. Simcoe pellets (11.9% alpha acid) 60 min
This is your only hop addition until you hit the 20 min mark. Then add the rest of your Extract. Remove from flame.
LATE EXTRACT ADDITION
5 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract
Stir in and dissolve. Once dissolved, return to flame and bring back to a boil. Once boiling reset your timer for 20 mins. When you get to 15 mins, add:
.5 oz. Simcoe pellets (11.9% alpha acid) 15 min
.5 oz. Simcoe pellets (11.9% alpha acid) 5 min
Cool your wort as fast as you can by your preferred method. Strain out your hops on the way to the fermenter by your preferred method and top off to 5 gallons. Aerate by your preferred method and add your fully swollen smackpack of Wyeast 1272.
Ferment for 10-14 days. (1272 is a bit slower than the 1056 and will usually slow down and pick up a few times. This is normal). Once done, rack to secondary.
Secondary for 3 weeks, then add dryhops.
1.2 oz. Cascade pellets (4.9% alpha acid)
Dryhop for one final week in secondary and then rack to bottle or keg.
I'll try to post a pic by the end of the weekend...also, my calculations were done in Tasybrew, so might be slighlty off. If someone with BeerSmith wants to plug in the recipe and post it, please feel free...
Primary: Zombie Dust clone
Brewing Next: Jamil's Evil Twin, SN Celebration Ale clone, Russian Imperial Stout w/ bourbon soaked oak chips
Kegged: Zombie Dust clone, Centennial IPA