American Pale Ale

American Pale Ale

For my 20th AG brew I thought I’d do something little special and do a highly hopped American Pale Ale. I’d had 500g of Cascade in the freezer I wanted to use some of but wanted to pair another US hop with it as I’d done a few single hop cascade brews before and wanted to add a bit more to the flavour. I decided on Centennial after trying, and liking, a few different beers from The Kernel Brewery that used it as part of their hop bill.

American IPA AG Recipe

BerryBrew APA
American IPA

Recipe Specs
Batch Size (L): 20.0
Total Grain (kg): 5.100
Total Hops (g): 162.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.056 (°P): 13.8
Final Gravity (FG): 1.014 (°P): 3.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.50 %
Colour (SRM): 8.7 (EBC): 17.2
Bitterness (IBU): 64.3 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
4.500 kg Maris Otter Malt (88.24%)
0.300 kg Caramalt (5.88%)
0.300 kg Crystal 20 (5.88%)

Hop Bill
32.0 g Centennial Leaf (10.3% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (First Wort) (1.6 g/L)
20.0 g Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 15 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
20.0 g Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
20.0 g Centennial Leaf (9.7% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
20.0 g Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
20.0 g Centennial Leaf (9.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Boil) (1 g/L)
20.0 g Cascade Leaf (7.8% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop) (1.5 g/L)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with NBS West Coast Ale Yeast

I’ve used the NBS west coat ale yeast from the Malt Miller a few times and it always drop nicely in the fermenter giving a lovely clear beer. Only trouble with it is it seems to be a slow starter, so if you’re using it don’t be surprised if it takes a couple of days to really get going.

Though the recipe says to dry hop I intend to make a hop tea and add it at bottling time, purely because I want to give it a go.