Hoppy Pale Ale 03/05/2010
American Pale Ale

 

Type: All Grain

Date: 3/5/2010

Batch Size: 4.50 gal

Brewer: jomebrew
Boil Size: 6.00 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot 15g and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 25.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 48.00
Taste Notes: Piss poor efficiency and aggressive hops made for an unbalanced beer. Over bitter and not enough alcocol to match it. Body was too light. Beer was drinkable after 6 weeks. Good but not great. Must hit efficiency and tame down the hops.
 

Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
11.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 86.27 %
1.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 7.84 %
0.50 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 3.92 %
0.25 lb Caramel Malt - 40L (Briess) (40.0 SRM) Grain 1.96 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (60 min) Hops 41.4 IBU
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (15 min) Hops 10.3 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 22.6 IBU
2.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
1 Pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [Starter 1000 ml] Yeast-Ale

 

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.008 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.00 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.47 %
Bitterness: 74.2 IBU Calories: 219 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.9 SRM Color:
Color
 

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 12.75 lb
Sparge Water: 3.80 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
 

Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 15.94 qt of water at 165.9 F 154.0 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: 42.0 days
Storage Temperature: 40.0 F  
 

Notes

1/2 tsp gypsum in mash

Strike temp 162
Target mash temp 152

4.7Gallons strike water
Target OG 1.044
target volume 5 gallons


Dough in 4:10
5:10 vorlouf started
5:40 Batch 1 finished 14 brix
6:00 batch 2 vorlouf started


6:32 Preboil 10.1 brix
6:45 60 min 1/2oz Centennial
7:30 15 min 1/2oz Centennial
irish moss
Wort chiller

7:35 10 min 1oz Cascades
7:45 flameout

8:20 OG 1.050 12.5 brix
8:30 repitched yeast from 2/6 pale ale.
8:40 75 seconds O2
8:45 68f
8:55 done!

3/22 Xfered to Keg. Approx 4+ gallons. Saved yeast.
FG 1.008
Non carbonated taste: Mild bitter. Hoppy Aroma. Hoppy Flavor. Dry. Clean mouth feel. Initial color looks moderately clear.

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