Rainy Day Drinker Pale Ale

An "everything but the kitchen sink" beer that was made simply to have something to drink at the house. A light and refreshing pale ale without too much bite.

Batch Size

6 Gallons

Method

All Grain

Awards

None...yet

Recipe

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5 gal 60 min 37.8 IBUs 7.5 SRM 1.056 1.015 5.4 %
Actuals 1.054 1.01 5.8 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Pale Ale 7 1 1.045 - 1.06 1.01 - 1.015 30 - 45 5 - 14 2.2 - 2.8 4.5 - 6 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pale Malt (2 Row) US 10 lbs 90.91
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L 1 lbs 9.09

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Cascade 1.25 oz 20 min Boil Leaf 5.5
Columbus (Tomahawk) 0.62 oz 20 min Boil Leaf 14
Cascade 1.25 oz 5 min Boil Leaf 5.5
Columbus (Tomahawk) 0.62 oz 5 min Boil Leaf 14
Cascade 1.25 oz 3 days Dry Hop Leaf 5.5

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
California Ale (WLP001) White Labs 77% 68°F - 73°F

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 156°F 45 min
Mash Out 168°F 10 min

Notes

I had a bunch of leftover hops and decided to make something to have on tap at the house. Mashed at 151 for 60 minutes and added about 15 grams of gypsum for my 5 gallon batch. 

Decided to skip the bittering charge and combine the cascade and columbus for flavor and aroma additions only.

Came out with a nice light flavor that was a cascade throwback.