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Cascade Autumn Pale Ale 2016

124 calories 10.7 g 330 ml
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Beer Stats
Method: BIAB
Style: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 25 liters (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 28.5 liters
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.036 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 60% (brew house)
Source: mhj
Calories: 124 calories (Per 330ml)
Carbs: 10.7 g (Per 330ml)
Created Saturday September 24th 2016
1.041
1.007
4.41%
56.16
7.58
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
4 kg United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale4 kg Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 80%
0.50 kg American - Caramel / Crystal 30L0.5 kg Caramel / Crystal 30L 34 30 10%
500 g Dry Malt Extract - Light500 g Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 10%
5 kg / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
30 g Northdown30 g Northdown Hops Fresh 8.6 Boil 60 min 27.04 22.2%
80 g Cascade80 g Cascade Hops Fresh 7 Boil 15 min 29.12 59.3%
25 g Cascade25 g Cascade Hops Leaf/Whole 7 Dry Hop 7 days 18.5%
135 g / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
Single step infusion at 63c Infusion 63 °C 60 min
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.25 each Protofloc Tablet Fining Boil 15 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
12 - 25 °C
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
-
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 90 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Target Water Profile
SNPA Type
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
170 10 30 150 300 50
Addded 23ml of CMS
10g Calcium Sulphate
4g Calcium Chloride
Water profile was made up by me - essentially the Brulab IPA profile, with a 2:1 sulphate:chloride ratio but with the amounts lowered a little.
Mash measured using basic pH strips and it seemed to be a little lower than before - certainly between 5-6
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Notes

Aim of this was to use my fresh autumn harvested cascade hops
However, they weren't dried so I used dried (but recently picked) Northdown for the bittering and cascade for the aroma
Guides suggested using 5-6x the amount of wet hops as you would for dried hops. However, my cascade had been drying for 3-4 days so I used 3-4x the amount (i.e. of dried hops I would have used 25g, here I used 80g)
I also tried putting the hops in muslin bags for the first time in the boil
Efficiency was very low (sub 60%) - so I added 500g of DME

It ended up being a slightly underpowered IPA
The water chemistry tasted quite nice - noticeably softer and right for a sweet tasting IPA
But it was not quite bitter enough, and the cascade flavour ended up being somewhat subtle - though still pleasant.

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