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Buzzcrafters Southern Cross Pale Ale

148 calories 15.2 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Best Bitter
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.038 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 73% (brew house)
Calories: 148 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 15.2 g (Per 12oz)
Created Sunday September 2nd 2018
1.045
1.011
4.5%
42.9
9.0
5.5
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale8 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 88.9%
1 lb United Kingdom - Crystal 45L1 lb Crystal 45L 34 45 11.1%
9 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.30 oz Southern Cross0.3 oz Southern Cross Hops Pellet 12.7 First Wort 0 min 16.14 11.5%
0.30 oz Southern Cross0.3 oz Southern Cross Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 15 min 7.28 11.5%
2 oz Southern Cross2 oz Southern Cross Hops Pellet 12.7 Boil 5 min 19.5 76.9%
2.60 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
12 qt Infusion 152 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.33 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
10 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
3 g Table Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
Yes
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile
Burton on Trent (historic)
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
270 41 113 85 720 270
add 10g gypsum and 3g table salt to mash
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Total mash water needed 8.47 33.9  
Strike water volume at mash thickness of 1.33 qt/lb 2.99 12  
Grain absorption losses -1.13 -4.5  
Remaining sparge water volume 5.48 21.9  
Mash Lauter Tun losses -0.25 -1  
Amount going into kettle 7.1 28.4  
Boil off losses -1.5 -6  
Hops absorption losses -0.1 -0.4  
Amount going into fermentor 5.5 22  
Total: 8.47 33.9
 
Notes

first time this strategy with creating a balanced beer:
small hop additions at start of boil, and with 15 minutes to go, then a large late hop addition with 5 minutes to go.

all southern Cross hops - Origin: New Zealand. Bred from New Zealand Smoothcone, English Fuggle, and an American variety, Southern Cross™ was first released in 1994 and has been a mainstay of New Zealand craft brewers since.

Usage: Mainly a bittering variety, the low cohumulone levels of Southern Cross™ make it a versatile early-kettle addition in almost any style. However, its pine/citrus aromas are definitely welcome in hoppy American styles.

Aroma & Flavor Characteristics: Mild to moderate. Citrus (especially lemon) with warm pine needles. Late hopping can bring forth the citrus fraction opening up suggestions of dried peel and pith.

brew day: Saturday, September 15
racked: Friday, September 21
bottled: Saturday, September 29
Yield: 48 bottles, flag crowns
tastes slightly bitter, with lots of hop aroma
OG = 1.044, FG = 1.010, 4.4% ABV
Color: golden, hint of orange


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