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All Grain American Pale Ale Recipe

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

Given what I had in my brewing inventory I decided to brew an American Pale Ale along the lines of a Deschutes Mirror Pond clone. Deschutes is said to use British yeast for their American beers, so I stuck with that and tried a variety that was new to me. This beer will be on the lighter side of pale ales (should live up to its name). I expect a refreshing citrusy finish that is mellowed by the body provided by the munich malt. It should be the perfect brew to enjoy end of spring or early summer.

This is for a 5 gallon batch. Recipe assumes 75% brewhouse efficiency.

6 lb US 2-row Pale
2.5 lb German Munich 10L
1/4 lb Carpils
Flaked wheat can be added (I did 1/2 lb).

Cascade – 0.5 oz @ 60 min
Centennial – 0.5 oz @ 60 min
Cascade – 0.5 oz @ 10 min
Centennial – 0.5 oz @ 10 min

Wyeast British II 1335
Attenuation Low 73%
Attenuation High 76%
Optimum Temp 63-75
Flocculation High

Original Gravity 1.047
Final Gravity 1.010
IBU 30-35
Style 10A (BJCP)

Standard all grain brewing – mash at 150F for 1 hour.
60 minute boil.
Ferment for 3-4 weeks at 63-75F.

I have a blond ale planned for my next batch and then a Red Chair NWPA clone.

  1. 7 Responses to “All Grain American Pale Ale Recipe”

  2. I had a Red Chair for the first time this weekend and really loved it. Would you mind shooting me your Red Chair clone recipe?


    By Brad on May 3, 2010

  3. I’ll be brewing it here in a week or two, recipe will be posted!

    By Larry on May 9, 2010

  4. Sorry for the newbie question, but can someone explain what “Recipe assumes 75% brewhouse efficiency” means?


    By Rocky on May 18, 2010

  5. 75% has to do with mash conversion rate, the extraction of the sugars from the grains. This article goes into all the details:

    By Larry on May 23, 2010

  6. Red Chair article is now posted:

    By Larry on Jul 17, 2010

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