Back with a Pale Ale



Hello readers! Well, the blog had to go into cold storage for a brief hiatus while I was studying for exams, and the brewing along with it. The brewery has been ploughed back into action this last fortnight for a nice, hoppy pale “ale”, brewed with a lager yeast at lager temperatures. Why? well, it’s all I had. The beer was kegged today and tastes great, if a little green. There are prodigious amounts of Amarillo hops in this recipe, and they really shine through with the simple grist bill.


The recipe is simple:

Type: All Grain
Date: 17/06/2009

Batch Size: 12.00 gal
Brewer: Geoff

Boil Size: 13.74 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 90 min Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 


Amount Item Type % or IBU 
6.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (5.9 EBC) Grain 57.14 % 
4.00 kg Pilsner (2 Row) UK (2.0 EBC) Grain 38.10 % 
0.50 kg Biscuit Malt (45.3 EBC) Grain 4.76 % 
180.00 gm Amarillo [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 37.5 IBU 
40.00 gm Amarillo [4.00 %] (10 min) Hops 2.7 IBU 
70.00 gm Amarillo [4.00 %] (0 min) Hops – 

Saflager S-23 Yeast

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG 
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.18 %
Bitterness: 40.2 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint 
Est Color: 10.2 EBC Color: Color 

Mash Profile

Mash PH: 5.4 PH 
My Mash Step Time Name Description Step Temp 
60 min Step Add 27.30 L of water at 74.7 C 68.0 C

The final gravity came out around 1.011. The bitterness is pronounced, but balanced by a little residual sweetness. After a little conditioning, this will be a good quaffer.


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