Crosscut Brewing Single Hop Series Pale Ale (extract, 5 gallon batch)
This is a simple, easy to make and drink pale ale that really lets the hop characteristics come through. I started out with the Simcoe pale ale extract kit from AHS, then altered it to what I was looking for. I've made it twice now, once with Simcoe and once with Citra. The Simcoe was really nice. The Citra is fantastic, exactly what I want in a pale ale. The next in the series will be brewed shortly.
8 oz. Carapils
8 oz. Crystal 60
8 oz. Munich
8 oz. 2 row
7 lbs. Pale LME
4 oz. malto-dextrine
60 minute boil
The amount of hops will be adjusted based on their AA to keep the IBUs relatively the same. I'm not sure how to write it out, but here goes (The IBUs are rounded off).
60 minute: 24 IBUs
20 minute: 15 IBUs
10 minute: 10 IBUs
5 minute: 5 IBUs
Yeast: WLP051 California Ale V
Dry Hopping is where the experimenting is still in progress. The Simcoe was dry hopped with 2 oz for 14 days before I bottled it. The Citra was 2 oz for 7 days, then another 2 oz for 7 more. You can play with it a lot here, by changing the amount of hops or the number of days. My next is going back to one seven-day addition. maybe
I will go ahead and just use this for a general rule of thumb though:
After primary fermentation is complete (I give it about a week, then check) dry hop a minimum of 3 oz for a minimum for 5 days.
Color: 11.1 SRM
Calories: 172.5 kcal/12oz Image: https://untappd.s3.amazonaws.com/photo/2013_10_26/1954492f33a4719fefc7fc9895828d31_640x640.jpg
This post was edited on 12/13 at 8:50 am