Sunday, June 7, 2009

Batch 76, Summer

A basic pale ale recipe. I won some Northern Brewer hops at the last club meeting raffle. I've never used them before, so this recipe is pretty plain to let the hops show through. Originally, I had thought to use all Northern Brewer, but after I weighed them out and smelled them, they didn't really feel like a finishing hop. I checked the Brewmasters Bible, it agreed, so I used Cascade for finishing.

10 gallon batch

19 lbs 2-row
1 lb wheat
0.5 lb crystal 60

Mash at 153F for 1 hour, collect 12 gallons.

2 oz Northern Brewer, 10.4% AA, 60 minutes
2 oz Cascade, 5.7% AA, 5 minutes

90 minute boil

Wyeast 1272 from batch 74.

OG: 1.057, actual 1.060
IBU: 47
SRM: 7
ABV: 5.5%