Status: All Consumed
This pale ale was my first homebrew, and it turned out quite decently. This particular recipe is from John Palmer's How to Brew. I boiled it on my kitchen stove and fermented it in a 6.5 gallon plastic bucket. I bottled it after 7 days in the primary. At first it had a bit of a chill haze, but after an extra month of conditioning or so, it turned out quite clear. I did not test the original or final gravities of this batch, so I have no exact ABV figure. Instead of testing out Waco tap water's luck in brewing, I used purified water dispensed from a machine outside a local supermarket.
- 3.3 lbs. Pale Malt Extract Syrup
- 2.5 lbs. Amber Dry Malt Extract
- 0.70 oz. Amarillo Hop Pellets (8.9% AA)
- 0.75 oz Cascade Hop Pellets (6.9% AA)
- 2 Packages Safeale US-56 Yeast (11.5g ea.)
- 2/3 cup table sugar (for priming)
First Tasted: 10/27/2007
Thoughts & Notes
- Kitchen sink not big enough to cool wort in 11 gallon pot.
- Too much yeast & trub in bottles.
- Using all 22 oz. bottles is not ideal.
- Bottle-filler attachment would be handy.