I brewed this a while back, kicked the keg tonight while bottling for homebrewing club night. I said I’d share my notes / recipe. The Recipe is based on the BYO Clones from cans recipes. https://byo.com/stories/issue/itemlist/category/52-mar-apr-2012 (no recipe here). I’ve been making different versions of this beer since I started, this might be the best version so far.
This versions brew day was interesting I made some successful audibles that helped keep the beer on track, but I still had one issue which I think prevented the beer from fully attenuating. I corrected a preboil gravity issue, by boiling to the correct preboil gravity / volume. I also made a last minute hop substitution. This was huge for me. Making the correct adjustments in time was confidence inspiring. I feel like if I can do this, I can really turn a corner in my brewing. The one issue was with underpitching my yeast, which lead to a very slow ferment with the us05, and likely the under attenuation. With the Keg kicked, it’s time to brew another hoppy Pale, to keep the hoppy beers fresh and coming. The question is, another Bitter American, or something new.
When I do brew this again, these are my thoughts. The aroma is good, the bitterness is a little over the top, so I’ll want to lower the bittering charge, and move the 15m to 10m. I don’t think it needs a double dry hop regime, I dry hopped in primary, and that was good enough for this beer. I would like it to dry out bit more, and go back to c40. I think next time, I’ll pitch the proper amount of yeast, but I will consider a move to s04 instead of us05.
Bitter American Clone American Pale Ale
Batch Size : 2.00 gal 68.5 IBUs Estimated.
OG: 1.0488 SG FG: 1.020 SG
Mash: BIAB, Full Body
Boil: 90 minutes
|1.50 kg||Golden Promise (Simpsons) (2.00 SRM)||Grain||4||84.3 %|
|0.10 kg||Munich I (Weyermann) (7.10 SRM)||Grain||5||5.6 %|
|0.08 kg||Acidulated (Weyermann) (1.80 SRM)||Grain||6||4.5 %|
|0.05 kg||Caramel Malt – 20L (Briess) (20.00 SRM)||Grain||7||2.8 %|
|0.05 kg||Caramel Malt – 60L (Briess) (60.00 SRM)||Grain||8||2.8 %|
|8.00 g||Nugget [13.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min||Hop||9||33.1 IBUs|
|14.00 g||Centennial [10.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min||Hop||10||22.1 IBUs|
|14.00 g||Citra [13.40 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min||Hop||13||13.3 IBUs|
|14.00 g||Centennial [10.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days||Hop||15||0.0 IBUs|
|9.00 g||Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days||Hop||16||0.0 IBUs|
|0.5 pkg||Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml]||Yeast||14||–|
|4.00 g||Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)||Water Agent||2||–|
|2.00 g||Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins)||Water Agent||3||–|
|0.50 Items||Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins)||Fining||11||–|
|2.00 tsp||Yeast Energizer (Boil 5.0 mins)||Other||12||–|