Initially, this beer supposed to be a clone of the light Pale Ale of one brewery. With adapting the recipe to my equipment, it turned out that first, the color of the original is not exactly what I expected, and second, I ran out of the Munich malt which was in the original recipe.
Since I wanted a much brighter beer than the original, I decided to replace the Munich malt with Vienna malt to add body to the beer and leave the rest unchanged.
Batch size: 25L (6.5 gal)
Mash water: 19L filtered water + 0.5tsp Gypsum + 0.5tsp Calcium Chloride + 3ml Phosphoric Acid 75%
Sparge water: 16.5L filtered water +0.25tsp Gypsum + 0.25tsp Calcium Chloride + 1ml Phosphoric Acid 75%
Pre-boil gravity: 1.043 (10.72 BLG)
Boil time: 60 min
OG: 1.050 (12.4 BLG)
FG: 1.010 (2.6 BLG)
IBU*=38 EBC*=8.1 SRM=4.1 ABV=5.3%
BH Efficienty*=75% Est Mash Eff*=75%
* – EST by Beer Smith3
|4.12 kg||Clear Choice Malt ALE (Crisp)||76%|
|0.8 kg||Flaked Oats||14.8%|
|0.4 kg||Viena Malt||7.4%|
|0.1 kg||Rice hulls||1.8%|
|30 min||Cascade||40g||5.5%||Whirpool 75°C (167°F)||Pellet|
|30 min||Citra||40g||12%||Whirpool 75°C (167°F)||Pellet|
|4 days||Equinox||25g||15%||Dry Hop (primary ferm.)||Pellet|
|4 days||Cascade||20g||5.5%||Dry Hop (primary ferm.)||Pellet|
|4 days||Citra||10g||12%||Dry Hop (primary ferm.)||Pellet|
|4 days||Equinox||25g||15%||Dry Hop (sec. ferm.)||Pellet|
|4 days||Cascade||20g||5.5%||Dry Hop (sec. ferm.)||Pellet|
|4 days||Citra||10g||12%||Dry Hop (sec. ferm.)||Pellet|
Water heated to 72°C (161°F) then added grain.
|70°C (152°F)||Mash Step||60 min|
|76°C (168°F)||Mash Out||15 min|
BREW DAY– 28/07/2020
Fermentation temp.: 17°C(62°F) – 19°C(66°F)
02/08/2020 First hops addition
06/08/2020 Racking to the bottling bucket and second hops addition in stainless steel hop filter.
After another 5 days, the beer was bottled with the addition of 95g of glucose dissolved in a half-liter of water. Dosing solution with a syringe of 10ml for each bottle.
The beer turned out as expected. It is light with no esters in a pale aroma, but with a distinct hop flavor and well-defined bitterness. On the one hand, it is not a candidate to win the beer competition for me, on the other hand, compared to the craft APAs that I have tried recently, it does not stand out from them in any way, and is even much better than most of them.