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Summerfreak All-grain
Color
Stats
OG1.044
FG1.002
IBU22
ABV5.40 %
SRM5
BJCP Style
06A. American Pale Ales, American Pale Ale
Description
Summerfreak was an early summer attempt to clone one of my favorite domestic lagers, Sierra Nevada Summerfest. This recipe is actually an ale, not a lager, and only approximates the original but is a damn fine beer on its own merits. A little darker than the original and maltier. The original is made with Perle and Saaz. I could not get whole leaf Saaz, so I substituting Sterling and it was awesome.
Submitted by Brewbuck on 05-Jan-2006

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes This beer smelled funny going into secondary -- a very rubbery, yeasty smell. I was worried, but it dissipated completely. Note the extremely low final gravity. Nottingham is a very attenuative yeast, and I'm quite sure my hydrometer didn't lie!
Awards
Boil Volume 6.50 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 5.00 gallons
Yeast Danstar Nottingham (80% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Glass, 13 days
Secondary Fermentation Glass, 7 days
Other Fermentation
Procedure Use a single infusion mash, shoot for 152 degrees F. Mash 60 minutes. Batch sparge to collect sufficient starting volume for 5 gallons, adjusting for your setup. You may also need to adjust the amount of grain used, since my efficiency on this batch was dismal. You are shooting for a 1.042 OG.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.045 1.044 1.056
FG 1.010 1.002 1.015
IBU 20 22 40
SRM 4 5 11
ABV 4.5 5.40 5.7
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
81.8 % 9.00 American Two-row Pale 36.6 1.8
9.1 % 1.00 Belgian Munich 3.5 7.8
9.1 % 1.00 CaraPils 3.6 1.8
  11.00     43.8  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
36.3 % 0.33 Perle Whole/Plug 8.0 2.6 60 0.267 10.5
36.3 % 0.33 Sterling Whole/Plug 6.3 2.1 60 0.267 8.3
27.5 % 0.25 Sterling Whole/Plug 6.3 1.6 15 0.132 3.1
  0.91               22.0