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Pale Ale I Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.055
FG1.013
IBU73
ABV5.40 %
SRM9
BJCP Style
06A. American Pale Ales, American Pale Ale
Description
Submitted by jrobb1980 on 16-Nov-2012

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes
Awards
Boil Volume 4.00 gallons
Boil Time 45 minutes
Batch Size 5.25 gallons
Yeast WLP001 California Ale (76% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation Plastic, 21 Days
Secondary Fermentation none
Other Fermentation none
Procedure Set your yeast on the counter at room temperature about 1 hour before starting to brew. It has to be at room temperature by the time you are ready to pitch it into the wort. Ideally, you want your yeast and wort to be as close to the same temperature at the time of pitching so you don't shock the yeast. Steep grains for 30 min at 155 degrees F. Remove grain bag (rinse with hot water if you want to extract more color). Add bittering hops (simcoe) and bring to a boil. After boiling for 30 minutes, remove kettle from heat and carefully add your extract and brown sugar into your wort, stirring very well so that it is all dissolved. Stir some more! It has to be all dissolved! Toss in your flavor hops (centennial) and bring to a boil. With just 5 minutes left in your boil, toss in your aroma hops (cascade). Remove brew kettle from heat and cool as quickly as you can to about room temperature (between 68 deg F - 78 deg F) Dry hop after FG has been reached, and about 4-5 days before bottling day.
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.045 1.055 1.056
FG 1.010 1.013 1.015
IBU 20 73 40
SRM 4 9 11
ABV 4.5 5.40 5.7
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
81.5 % 7.70 Light Malt Extract Syrup Briess Pilsen LME 37.4 2.0
15.9 % 1.50 Crystal 40L 6.4 40.0
2.6 % 0.25 Brown Sugar 1.6 2.0
  9.45     45.4  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
26.7 % 1.00 Centennial Pellet 10.5 10.5 45 0.049 51.5
26.7 % 1.00 Centennial Pellet 10.5 10.5 15 0.015 15.8
26.7 % 1.00 Cascade Pellet 6.0 6.0 5 0.009 5.7
20.0 % 0.75 Cascade Pellet 6.0 4.5 DH 0.000 0.0
  3.75               73.0