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Brewday: Simcade American Pale Ale

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Today I brewed up a 30-liter batch of an American Pale Ale inspired by the second version of the From Shameless to Seamless I brewed this spring. I’m hoping the beer will be drinkable in the middle of August, when my mother is celebrating her 50th birthday. I haven’t decided yet whether the beer will be served from bottles or keg at the party, but in any case, if I bottle, it will most likely be via the keg in order to minimize the amount of yeast in the bottles. The brewday went very smoothly for once, and after performing a thorough clean-up of the kettle last week, I’m quite optimistic that the off-flavours we’ve been noticing in our recent beers won’t be present in this one. I ended up with slightly over 30 liters of 1.055 wort, so a little under 70% efficiency. The gravity was slightly higher than I had aimed for, so hopefully the bitterness still manages to balance up the beer. I’m letting this one ferment for around two weeks at 18C, after which I’ll dry hop it with Simcoe and Cascade.

Recipe: Simcade Pale Ale
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 42 l
Post Boil Volume: 37.5 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 32 l   
Bottling Volume: 30 l
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 15.5 EBC
Estimated IBU: 36.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt           Name                                     Type     #   %/IBU         
6.80 g        Calcium Chloride (liquid) (Mash 60.0 min Water Ag 1   -             
2.67 g        Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Ag 2   -             
1.20 g        Table Salt (Mash 60.0 mins)              Water Ag 3   -             

6.000 kg      Pale Ale (2-row) (6.0 EBC)               Grain    4   71.4 %        
2.000 kg      Vienna (8.0 EBC)                         Grain    5   23.8 %        
0.400 kg      Crystal 100 (110.0 EBC)                  Grain    6   4.8 %         

15.00 g       Simcoe [14.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop      7   14.0 IBUs     
30.00 g       Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min         Hop      8   12.5 IBUs     
35.00 g       Cascade [7.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop      9   9.4 IBUs      
35.00 g       Cascade [6.80 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min   Hop      10  0.0 IBUs      

2.0 pkg       Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast    11  -             

85.00 g       Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days      Hop      12  0.0 IBUs      
									

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