OSO's PALE ALE

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: missaruns (Shared)
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Brewer: Doug and melissa
Batch Size: 5.50 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 7.04 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.4 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler ( 5 Gal/19 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 35.8 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.052 (12.9° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.5° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 5.6%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
6 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
4 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) Bel (3.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3
0.66 oz Simcoe [13.0%] - Boil 60 min Hops 4
0.66 oz Centennial [8.7%] - Boil 15 min Hops 5
1 pkgs California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) Yeast 6

Taste Notes

03/29/2013 melissa: sweet flavor, the grains are really good and well blended, the hops were perfect (for me). the one thing that I was not happy with was the yeast- you can still taste this in the beer and you can taste some of the sweet malt- this is probablybecause the yeast hasnot fermented all of the malt. However, I like the sweetness it adds a neat characteristic to the beer- if possible I would still like to keep a subtle hint of this. The color is slightly dark for a pale ale, and the flavor is slightly sweet and not dry enough for a pale ale. The hoppiness is on the under side but that is how i like it. In general I really like the body of the beer- its subtle yet flavorfull. I think that the carmel malt really added a unique yet interesting flavor to the beer that I am in favor of. The abv should have been up at 5.6 however again this is probably due to the yeast adrian: it is good, it tastes close to blue moon, but smoother, nice color. chelo/ doug- its a good beer

Notes

Begining gravity 1.050, ending gravity 1.016 estimated abv 4.57% http://www.brewersfriend.com/abv-calculator/ 03/13/2013 transfered to secondary fermenter (this could of happened to quickly which may of affected the fermentation.) on 03/23/2013 added additional yeast, because the gravity was still sitting at 1.0235 kegged 03/29/2013, the gravity was still at 1.0215- but it had already been enough time- going on too long. when i took a gravity during the kegging process i got a gravity of 1.015, 1.019 avg 1.017 03/29/2013****It would be worth trying this beer again with the same yeast and letting it ferment longer***** to see if that will change the fermentation**** however keep in mind that it was still very slow during the primary so there may be a better yeast to use in this beer. ***** It may also be worth it to create a different beer for the california ale yeast that we used.***** If we use a different yeast that is more successful then it may eat more of the malt decreasing the sweet flavor. an idea to counter act that is to add honey- the sweetness really does add to the beer.