Pale ale

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  1. Jimsal

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    i was reading a few articles and one theme kept coming across. You can tell a Brewers skills by tasting his pale ale. So with that thought I wanna perfect a pale ale. So I'm gonna brew one next week and focus on brewing a pale ale for a while. Here's my thought.

    10 lbs 2 row
    1lb crystal 20
    4oz Vienna
    (Thinking about dropping the Vienna)
    1 oz Columbus 45 min
    .5 cascade 15 min
    .5oz cascade 5 min

    5.72 Srm
    36 ibu
    1052 og
    1012 fg
    Gonna split wort in half and try the wyeast American ale 1 & 2 experiment.
    Your thoughts guys.
    Thx so much for all your feedback
     
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    personally I think that small amount of Vienna will not be noticed, its a base malt so no worries about too much, I would add at least a pound, lose some 2 row if needed to account for it and I would add more cascade like 1 ounce at 5, that small amount will fade fast after a couple of weeks, the recipe is sound though otherwise
     
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    not really commenting on your recipe, but how did you arrive at the conclusion that a pale ale is the litmus test for a brewer's skill? I'd be interested to read those articles

    i've thought it would be some type of lager, since there's less there for off flavors to hide behind
     
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    I agree about the pale I love them and try to always have one on tap. I have a recipe I like and make it the same except I change the flavor and aroma hops. The grains and bittering hops remains the same. The Cascade always pleases so I think your good there. I use a bit more. My favorite is when I make it with Amarillo hops
     
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    Alot of small breweries and many home brewers don't do lagers so I think a pale is a good choice. The first beer I do in a tasting is probably a lager if they have one followed by a pale
     
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    Jm I'm looking up those articles. I'll post as soon as I can find them in my history
     
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    awesome, i'll have to take a look later tonight
     
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    • IMHO an APA is easy to make compared to the delicate and subtle flavours expected of say a traditional Pilsner , Kolsch , helles ect ect
     
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    That, or a Blonde.
     

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