First Pass Pale Ale


Serious action going on today with last night's batch of pale ale.

American Pale Ale

 

Recipe from: Hops and Berries Pale Ale kit

Bottled on: September 8, 2012

Specialty Grain: 1 pound Briess Caramel 30 L

Extract: 6.5 Pounds Briess Golden Light Liquid

Hops: 1 ounce Amarillo Hops (60 minutes), 1 ounce Amarilol Hops (10 minutes)

Yeast: Safale US-05 (dried) – Belgium

Misc: 5oz Priming sugar

Fermentation Temperature: 68 F

Original Gravity: We didn’t measure it. See challenges.

Gravity: Day 12 – 1.040

Final Gravity: 1.031

Notes:  We put the grains into the brew kettle of cold water and then removed them right before the water hit the boiling point. This took about 45 minutes. We had considered bringing the water to 170 degrees, adding the grains and letting them steep for 20 minutes, but decided against it. We’ll try that in a later batch.  Related post. Measured the gravity last night and it came in a 1.030 – and tasted very weak. Wonder if I should have mixed it around first – will have to read up on that.

Brewed on: August 25, 2012 bu Keith and Steve

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