Made from a Northern Brewer Extract Kit. Directly from Northern Brewer web site.
One of our most popular kits for well over a decade, this American-style pale ale is clean, dry, and very hoppy. American hops are the driving force of this beer, featuring the unmistakable citrus (some say grapefruit) aroma of Cascade up front as well as its smooth bittering at the finish. Pale caramel malt counterpoints the hopping with a sweet grain aroma and gives this appetizing ale its medium body and deep gold color.
Made a yeast starter with a year old smack pack of Wyeast #1056 American Ale Yeast.
Not sure how fast fermentation took off. Seal on fermentation bucket airlock was loose and I did not notice activity in the air lock for 48 hours but could smell hop aroma. Noticed leak and fixed it.
I did not rack this to a secondary and instead left it in the primary for 4 weeks.
|Enter desired final yield (volume):|
|6.00 pounds||LME - Amber||85.7% of grist|
|6.00 pounds||Total Extract Weight||85.7% of grist|
|1.00 pounds||14.3% of grist|
|1.00 pounds||Total Grain Weight||14.3% of grist|
Cascade7.5% Pellets @ 60 minutes
Cascade7.5% Pellets @ 1 minutes
|3.00 ounces||Total Hop Weight||22.5 AAUs|
|Total Boil Time:||60 minutes|
3 Gallon/11 Liter Kettle
|Batch Size:||5.00 gallons||Boil Volume:||2.50 gallons|
|Evaporation Rate:||9.00% per hour||Mash Tun Dead Space:||0.25 gallons|
|Efficiency:||72%||Mash Tun Weight:||3.00 pounds|
|Hop Utilization:||100%||Mash Tun Volume:||3.00 gallons|
|Loss:||0.00 gallons||Mash Tun Specific Heat:||0.12 Cal/gram per °C|
Ice Mountain Natural Spring Water
1. Steeped grains in 2.5 gallons of 145-150 degree water for 45 minutes.
2. Bring pot to boil.
3. Added LME
4. Return pot to boil
5. Added 2 oz Cascade hops to hop bag
6. At 59 minutes added 1 oz. Cascade hops to hope bag.
8. After 60 minutes cooled wort to 80 degrees.
9. Added wort to cold tap water in fermenter to bring to 5.5 gallons and pitched yeast.
10. Fermented in basement.
|Primary:||28 days @ 68° F|
|Age:||5 days @ 40° F|