After a fun day of bike riding and working on a friend’s computer I brewed a pale ale using some leftover hops and dried malt extract. My hope for this was a low-ish alcohol (< 5%) very slightly smokey but otherwise American Pale Ale-ish beer.
The recipe for is as follows, and I intend to update this page indicating whether or not I like how this came out. I intend to ferment this beer in primary until it’s pretty much done, then immediately keg and force carbonate it. I have three other beers aging in secondary, and my hope is that this’ll be a nice-when-fresh beer that’ll will play a part in allowing me to fill all four empty kegs at the same time.
Here’s the ingredient list:
- 6.6 pounds Golden Light LME
- 11 ounces Extra Pale DME
- 1 pound 10°L
- 2 ounces Weyermann Smoked Malt
- 0.5 ounce Simcoe hops at 60 Minutes
- 0.5 ounce Simcoe hops at 15 Minutes
- 1x Whirlfloc tablet at 15 Minutes
- 1 ounce Citra hops at Flameout
This was a typical full volume boil, with the crushed malts steeped for 30 minutes in 2 gallons of water then sparged with 1 gallon.
Here’s to hoping it comes out nicely…