Recipe Date: May 21, 2012
Type: Extract - Bass Ale (8C)
Specialty Grains: 14 oz Crystal 60L Malt, 1/3 oz. Burton Water Salts
Extract: 7 lb Extra Pale Extract
60 Minute Hops: 1.5 oz Kent Golding (5.8 % Alpha Acid)
15 Minute Hops: .5 oz Kent Golding
5 Minute Hops: .5 oz Fuggle (4.3 % Alpha Acid)
Yeast: Liquid - White Labs - British Ale 005
OG/FG: 1.051 / 1.013
After sterilizing all of the homebrew equipment, I started the brewing process at 12:15pm. The steeping water reached 155 degrees at 12:30. I steeped the grains for 25 minutes and moved the wort to the propane burner at 1pm.
At 1:30pm, I added the extract. At 1:42, the wort returned to boiling and I added the first hops, and set my timer for 60 minutes. At 2:27, I added the flavor hops. At 2:32, I added the last hops. After 5 minutes, I removed the wort from the burner and placed it in an ice bath.
After 15 minutes the wort cooled to 80 degrees. I poured the wort into the primary fermenter, added the yeast, and secured the lid and airlock at 3:05pm. The total brewing time for this Pale Ale was 2 hours and 50 minutes. I like to read about home brewing while I am making beer. It gives me something to do besides watching pots boil.
This pale ale recipe resembles Bass Pale Ale and is a fine home brew. It has a light hop finish and a reddish caramel color.