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American Pale Ale

180 calories 16 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 5.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.050 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.055 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Mike Raether
Calories: 180 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 16 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Monday March 19th 2012
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
9 lb Viking - Pilsner Malt9 lb Pilsner Malt 37 1.9 88.9%
0.50 lb Briess - Caramel Vienne 20L Malt0.5 lb Caramel Vienne 20L Malt 35.9 20 4.9%
4 oz Briess - Carapils Malt4 oz Carapils Malt 34.5 1.5 2.5%
6 oz German - Acidulated Malt6 oz Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 3.7%
10.12 lbs / 0.00
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Simcoe0.5 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 11.9 Boil 60 min 22.53 14.3%
1 oz Perle1 oz Perle Hops Pellet 9.3 Boil 15 min 17.47 28.6%
2 oz Cascade2 oz Cascade Hops Pellet 4.4 Boil 1 min 1.44 57.1%
3.50 oz / 0.00
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
3 gal Mash all grains together Infusion 165 °F 152 °F 75 min
5 gal Batch Sparge 170 °F 160 °F 10 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.09 qt/lb
Starting Grain Temp: 70 °F
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
0.50 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 15 min.
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient Other Boil 15 min.
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 90 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Method: dextrose       Amount: 5 ounces       Temp: 70 °F       CO2 Level: 2.52 Volumes
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
80 5 25 75 80 100
my regular well water + some water from Stangs mixed in.
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator

9/26/22 - Brewed. Placed strike water in tun first to avoid dough balls, stir grain in in about 4 batches. Heated strike water to 172; got mash temp of 151. Mashed for 70 minutes to get full starch conversion. Got 5.5 gallons in kettle; 5 gallons in fermenter, but included a lot of trube. Next time pour cooled wort through strainer to catch some of the trube like I did before going to full grain. Cascade hops were my home grown, placed in mesh bag to contain as much as possible. Took a OG reading - 152. Left cascade hops in kettle while cooling. Yeast used was harvested and reenergized from last batch.
10/2/22 - Racked to secondary. Sample confirmed it'll be awesome.
10/2/22 - Brewed 2nd batch. Forgot to bring grains up from downstairs refer. Strike water 202 degrees; grains were 45. Gave a mash temp of 152. Placed water in tun b/f adding grain to minimize dough balls, but got stuck sparge on 1st running. Might be better to add grains to tun first, then add water. Yeast was reused Safale 05. Regarding that stuck sparge - I think I tried to drain the first running too fast. As before, Cascade hops were my home grown, placed in mesh bag to contain as much as possible. Boiled for one minute then left in kettle during wort chilling.
10/23/22 - Brewed 3rd batch.
11/1/22 - Racked 3rd batch.
10/30/22 - Brewed 4th batch. Fermenting in storeroom, about 66 degrees. This recipe reflects some changes from batch 3: heated 3 gal strike water to 179; got mash temp of 154-55; grains at room temp. Went with 10 lbs Pilsen malt as it's sold in 5 lb. bags. Normally would be 9 lbs for this recipe, but didn't want to save the 1 lb. 5 gal sparge water at 180, drained off got about 5.5 gal; reduced to about 5 gal in fermenter.
2/15/22 - Rebrewed. Stayed with 9 lbs pilsen, saved 1 lb for whenever. Based on the OG I think I should have added it. Note: added 6 oz acid malt instead of 4 oz as before; trying to bring down the pH. pH still too high; 5.0 to 5.8 depending on where I test; gives me an average of 5.4.. OG: 1.47 per refractometer. Pitched yeast at 75 degrees, ferm temp in room 67 degrees.

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