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Summer Madness 2021

165 calories 17.5 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 7 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.043 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Calories: 165 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.5 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday April 16th 2021
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
11.50 lb US - Pale 2-Row11.5 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 92%
1 lb Dingemans - Belgian Cara 8 Pils Malt1 lb Belgian Cara 8 Pils Malt 30 6 8%
12.50 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.40 oz Warrior0.4 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 15.8 Boil 60 min 23.34 7.4%
1 oz Cascade1 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 15 min 12.83 18.5%
2 oz Cascade2 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Boil 0 min 37%
2 oz Cascade2 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop 3 days 37%
5.40 oz / 0.00
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
7 tbsp Phosphoric acid Water Agt Mash --
Omega Yeast Labs - Lutra Kveik OYL-071
1 Each
Attenuation (custom):
Optimum Temp:
68 - 95 °F
Fermentation Temp:
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 90 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
CO2 Level: 2.65 Volumes
Target Water Profile
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Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
26 4 16 10 13 72
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

last week measured 1013 FG for 4.8%abv. but it does not taste that light. nice body and carapils flavor, also the dry hop was faint but nice. could maybe use more dry hop but in the interest of keeping it light and cheap and not-session-ipa, i think its perfect just like this.
9/1/2021 - brew day
Not too confident on 70% eff dropping to 60, bumping 2row from 975 to 1150. Should do better with water but i think I'm gonna use tap and leave out acid
Just had Port City Essential Pale Ale recently which has to be the tastiest pale ale on the very least it is one of my absolute favorite beers. this time it strikes me that it has a lot of not bitter hop flavor and decent backbone while still being 5.5%.

Their website says 35ibu so im knocking down the warrior contribution from 0.75 to 0.4oz. Adding more cascade in the flameout and dry hop (1oz-->2oz)

consider going 3oz in dry hop. maybe some pilsner malt or something else to add more malt backbone. vienna? but the carapils might be fine. at least to start.

need to review water. would like to use tap and adjust but unsure rn, been having off mash pH readings and low efficiency.
initial recipe formulation
taking notes from northern brewer extra pale ale recipe

also from untitled 2 recipe :

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