Sunday, January 31, 2010

#7: Beta Prince Pale Ale

I found a 5 gallon extract based Three Floyds Alpha King clone and trimmed it down to Mr. B size, though I made some substitutions (specifically, I made a change from the LME it called for to the DME I had on hand) that may cut away from it's clone-ness, but I'll have beer nonetheless. It was generally a fun process and no one got hurt, so success has been had. Really had no missteps, so I'm hoping for a good brew out of this. This was also my first cut with the hydrometer, and I totally nailed the OG, so that was kinda cool.

Here's what it ended up looking like (the notes were pretty much cribbed from the recipe I started with):

Beta Prince
Style: APA
Batch: 2.40 gal
Recipe Gravity: 1.062 OG
Recipe Bitterness: 66 IBU
Recipe Color: 14° SRM
Estimated FG: 1.015
Alcohol by Volume: 6.0%
Alcohol by Weight: 4.7%
Crystal 60L 0.75 lb, Grain, Steeped
Muntons DME - Amber 1.00 lb, Extract, Extract
Muntons DME - Extra Light 2.00 lb, Extract, Extract
Centennial 0.50 oz, Pellet, 60 minutes
Warrior 0.20 oz, Pellet, 30 minutes
Cascade 0.50 oz, Pellet, 15 minutes
Centennial 0.55 oz, Pellet, 5 minutes
Centennial 0.40 oz, Pellet, 0 minutes
Columbus 0.40 oz, Pellet, 0 minutes
Ale yeast 1.00 unit, Yeast,
- Steep the grain in the full boil volume of water. Fill the pot with cold water, put in the grain bag, and heat the water to just below 170 deg F (around 20-30 minutes). As the water heats, bob the grain bag up and down with a spoon underneath to assure all the grain is well wetted (once every five minutes or so).
- Once the temp is just below 170, let it rest a few minutes and then remove the grain bag, allow it to drain, then discard.
- Continue heating to a boil and add a 2lb of the pale DME.
- Hold boil, and add Centennial hops at 60min to go
- Add Warrior hops at 30min to go
- Add Cascade hops at 15min to go
- Add Centennial hops at 5 min to go
- Pull hops at 0 min, and mix remaining 1lb amber DME
- Follow normal process to add to fermenter
- After primary fermentation subsides, add Columbus and Centenial hops (dry hops)

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