Epic Pale Ale Clone 2/20/2011
American Pale Ale

 

Type: All Grain

Date: 2/20/2011

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: jomebrew
Boil Size: 7.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot 15g and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes:
 

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pale Malt Golden Promise (2.0 SRM) Grain 80.65 %
2.00 lb Caramel Malt - 15L (Briess) (15.0 SRM) Grain 16.13 %
0.40 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.23 %
0.25 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (75 min) Hops 6.3 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (30 min) Hops 9.2 IBU
1.25 oz Cascade [7.50 %] (10 min) Hops 10.9 IBU
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1 Pkgs California Ale V (White Labs #WLP051) [Starter 35 ml] Yeast-Ale
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days) Hops -

 

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.056 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.44 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.74 %
Bitterness: 26.1 IBU Calories: 249 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.9 SRM Color:
Color
 

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 12.40 lb
Sparge Water: 4.09 gal Grain Temperature: 66.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 60.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
 

Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 18.60 qt of water at 158.0 F 148.0 F

 
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2) Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 11.2 PSI Carbonation Used: My Carbonation Profile
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 40.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 40.0 F  
 

Notes

Have 2oz 7.5AA and 6oz 5.5AA splitting them in the hops schedule. Not sure i will dryhop this schedule.
0.25 oz Cascade at 75m 7.5aa
0.50 oz Cascade at 30m 7.5aa
1.25 oz Cascade at 10m 7.5aa
1.50 oz Cascade at 0m 5.5aa
Wait ten minutes
1.50oz Cascade - hot whirlpool for 10 more minutes 5.5aa
2 oz Cascade dry hop dose 1 at ferment temps for 5 days 5.5aa
2 oz Cascade dry hop dose 2 at cold crash temps for 5 days 5.5aa

Pitch at 64 let rise to 70. Leave in fermenter 2 weeks temp controlled.

Brew Day

Milled grain using barley crusher. Several difficulties with stuck milling. definitely a 2 person job.
12:25 mash in. 4.5G 160F water 12lb grain at 66f. Added water to mash tun then stirred in grains. Mash temp 148 - 150
1:25 Vorlauf started
- 1st batch 2.5 to 2.75G in kettle 19.4 brix
1:43 Added 5g sparge water
- 2nd batch running 8 brix
2:15 11.8 B pre boil - 1.048
2:35 boil started
2:53 7gr cascades 7.5aa
3:41 14gr cascaded 7.5aa
- 12.4 Brix
- Kettle Volume approx 6g
4:00 32gr Cascades 7.5aa. 13brix
- Added wirlflock
- Added chiller
4:10 Flame out
- 1.5oz Cascades 5.5aa
4:20 1.5 oz cascades 5.5aa
4:42 - chilled hydro sample to 60ish
- OG 14 brix - 1.056 on hydrometer
4:55 68f
5:08 60f
Started xfer to carboy - pickup in kettle taking forever. Bad idea.
5G in carboy
45 seconds O2
added 2 liter starter. Used stir plate for 1.5 days. Starter at high krausen
- Carboy really, really full
62 f in fermenter

11 pm Going like crazy already

1/21 AM upped temp to 66 in fermenter
- PM temp 66 on carboy
1/22 temp holding 66 still active
1/23 Temp holding 66. still active. slowing
1/24 Temp holding 66. still active. slowing more
1/25 PM Temp 62. slow activity.
- Set fridge to 70.
- Added heating pad to warm things up
- Added 1.5 OZ cascades 7.5aa
3/11 Kegged. 30 PSI Co2
3/12 tasted. Slightly sweet. No alcohol. Mild to light bitter. Not enough Co2 yet. Lasting head. Very, very green hoppy. Early morning grassy hops.

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