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Pale Ale

Pale Ale  

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  

Brewing Notes:

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.