Germanic Pale Ale

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barrooze

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Location
Pearland
Recipe Type
All Grain
Yeast
WLP029
Yeast Starter
1000mL
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter
on stirplate
Batch Size (Gallons)
6
Original Gravity
1.058
Final Gravity
1.010
Boiling Time (Minutes)
90
IBU
43
Color
14
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp)
9 days at 62*F
Tasting Notes
Continental hoppiness with nutty, toasty, biscuity malt background.
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Recipe: Germanic Pale Ale
Brewer: barrooze
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 7.23 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 14.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 43.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Mash Bill:
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Amount Item % or IBU
5.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) 43.5 %
3.00 lb Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) 26.1 %
3.00 lb Vienna Malt (Briess) (3.5 SRM) 26.1 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt, Pale (250.0 SRM) 2.2 %
0.25 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) 2.2 %

Hop Bill:
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28.30 gm Magnum [9.50%] (60 min) 35.4 IBU
28.30 gm Pearle [6.50%] (10 min) 4.8 IBU
28.30 gm Tettnang [4.70%] (5 min) 2.9 IBU
28.30 gm Hersbrucker [3.50%] (0 min) 0.0 IBU

Other:
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1 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)

Yeast:
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1 Pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) (Made a 1000mL starter on stirplate)


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 11.50 lb
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Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 14.38 qt of water at 162.5 F 151.0 F 60 min

Fermentation:
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Bring wort to 62F and pitch yeast. Ferment for majority of fermentation at this temp (I did 5 days), then raise to 68F over the next few days.

Packaging:
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Carb to 2.5 volumes and enjoy!


This has a nice Continental hoppy flavor with a strong toasty, nutty malt background. Very nice balance, may consider a dry hopping with Tettnang or Hersbrucker.
 
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Just a follow-up: This beer tastes surprisingly similar to New Belgium's Fat Tire. It's a bit darker and has a fuller-hoppiness than Fat Tire, but the malt character is very similar. Quite a delicious beer!
 
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