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An American Ale

American Pale Ale

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Brad Smith

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 6.82 gal

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An American Ale

Type: All Grain

Date: 2/19/2006

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Brad Smith
Boil Size: 6.82 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brad Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes: A great tasting and simple to brew American Ale in the traditional style.


AmountItemType% or IBU
8.00 lbPale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM)Grain86.49 %
1.00 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)Grain10.81 %
0.25 lbMunich Malt (9.0 SRM)Grain2.70 %
0.75 ozCentennial [8.40 %] (60 min)Hops24.5 IBU
1.00 ozCascade [6.00 %] (10 min)Hops8.5 IBU


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.047 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.55 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 33.0 IBUCalories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 8.8 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash OutTotal Grain Weight: 9.25 lb
Sparge Water: 5.29 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
45 minMash InAdd 11.56 qt of water at 177.0 F158.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 21.6 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Easy to brew - just used a simple infusion mash. I was surprised with this brew as it came out nice and smooth with a hint of hops. A fine traditional ale.

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