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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
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
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 Start Temp Target 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.
Fermentis - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
1 Each
Attenuation (avg):
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
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

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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