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Homebrew: HPA – American Pale Ale

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Today we brewed the largest batch we’ve ever brewed on our current equipment: 104 liters of 1.050 gravity American Pale Ale. To make this large of a batch, we mashed in two different mashing tuns (our new 50L tun and old 32L cooler) with 23 kg of malt (Pale Ale, Vienna and Crystal 100), and boiled in two kettles (50L + 25L). After boiling, we gathered 60 liters of 1.080 wort, which we split 50/50 into two 60L fermenting vessels. After this, we still boiled 45 liters of water, which we also split evenly between the fermenting vessels, to get a total of 104 liters of 1.050 wort. We hopped with a massive 550 grams of Cascade, divided into four additions, and plan on adding an additional 100g of dry hop per fermenting vessel. We pitched 3 packs of US-05 per fermenting vessel and set the thermostat to 18.5C. The wort was tasting promising, and hopefully this will result in a nice and easy to drink pale ale!

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
104 L 60 min 37.2 IBUs 12.5 EBC 1.050 1.011 5.2 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Pale Ale 10 A 1.045 - 1.06 1.01 - 1.015 30 - 45 9.9 - 27.6 2.3 - 2.8 4.5 - 6.2 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pale Ale (2-row) 18 kg 78.26
Vienna Malt (Weyermann) 4 kg 17.39
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 1 kg 4.35

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Cascade 150 g 60 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Cascade 125 g 30 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Cascade 125 g 15 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Cascade 150 g 0 min Boil Pellet 5.5
Cascade 200 g 0 min Dry Hop Pellet 5.5

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
Safale American (US-05) DCL/Fermentis 77% 15°C - 23.89°C

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 66.67°C 60 min

 

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