Dr Smurto's Golden Ale (26 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: BeerSmith (Shared)
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Brewer: BIABrewer.info
Batch Size: 6.08 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 9.51 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.3 SRMEquipment: Pot (13 Gal/50 L) - BIAB
Bitterness: 32.7 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.047 (11.6° P)Mash Profile: BIAB, Medium Body
Est FG: 1.010 SG (2.5° P)Fermentation: Ale, Primary Straight to Keg
ABV: 4.9%Taste Rating: 45.0

Amount Name Type #
6 lbs 4.5 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
2 lbs 1.5 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 2
2 lbs 1.5 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
10.6 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 4
0.7 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
0.9 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 20 min Hops 6
0.25 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 7
0.9 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 0 min Hops 8
1 pkgs Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 9

Taste Notes

Mash at 66 C or 151 F. This is Dr Smurto's favourite version. This beer is one of the most widely home-brewed beers in Australia, extremely popular to a wide range of palates and a robust recipe meaning that it can be varied in many ways with little risk. Source: Mark Smith


by fifthpinned06

Just brewed recently perfect balance between malt and hops will become one of my regular brews

Very Tasty!

by critterz

This was my 5th all grain batch and everyone likes it a lot! The dark beer and the lager drinkers both. I will definitely be brewing this one again and again!

Thumbs up

by Tankersleyb

Simple ingredients, simple proceedure and taste great. Thanks for sharing.

by Ahlard

My first biab and i got a great resault. Very nice beer.

Citra substitute works great

by jmc1beersmith

I couldn't get Amarillo so I dry hopped with Citra with fantastic results. Great Hop aroma and flavor without too much bitter.


by jrwren

Used centennial cuz they were so cheap and I'm cheap. Used California Ale Yeast and turned out great.

by OleN

by yihaa

Amazing beer.. Great hop aroma and flavor... lots of my friends are brewing this after tasting it...

by travietrav

I'm only a newbie here.. Only done kit's, and been watching afew YouTube videos, and this will be my first attempt at making from scratch.


A nice "go to" beer. A dark golden in color. Light hop nose.Slight bitter up front ,but mellows quickly.Dry finish. Overall really nice brew. Will surely make another batch of this.Sure to please many palates.

by kalev

My favorite right now.

by JanF

My best brew. Everyone likes it..even my wife(!!)


by ripvdub

Love this recipe. Boiled with Amarillo, dry hoppped with Citra, and Wyeast apa yeast. Cant wait to make it again.

A New Favorite, by the recipe and with variations

by BlackForestBrewer

First batch had to be with S-04 and Aurora Hops (Super Styrian), since my homebrew supplier was out of US-05 and Amarillo, and turned out great. I used to brew a tiny bit in Oklahoma, but this was my first brew (Nov 2013) since moving to Germany in 2008. Since then have made the exact recipe and I will be making variations on this grain bill again.

Great recipe

by otterbreath

My second AG brew - and best so far. The fisrt was pretty bad to be honest but this is a decent drink. Not so great for the first month or so but now a couple of months in it is bar far the best I have brewed beating all my extract efforts.


by moad

Great beer, I always have a keg of this on the go

Easily varied is spot on.

by jonledrew

I just put this in my kegerator. Great beer. Dry and clean with S-04. Swapped in Centennial for bittering, cascade for aroma as there were no Amarillo to be found locally. Dry hopped with a little cascade as well. Will be making another variation of this again for the summer.

Golden delicious

by Lucas0606

Beautiful beer!

good stuff

by henry503

I did make some minor changes. I followed the recipe to except for I used 1oz and 1oz of Amarillo at 60 and 30. Then 1oz Saffale at 15 and .5 oz Saaz at 5 min.I also added a few pounds of chrystal malt. Came out great, boosted the og to 1.055 and FG of 1.008 double fermented, recipe was a little darker in color than I'd hoped but delicious. very drinkable with an est ABV 6.2%

Fantastic Starter

by Churchy88

This was my first All grain, was easy, fun and tastes great, will be keeping this in the book :)

Pale and Pear

by TrueBrew

I might have mucked up the grain selection as mine came out more like a pale ale but it was so good anyway. Pear flavours and aromas and completely quaffable. I will make this again for sure. Thank goodness for Beersmith so I could save the recipe!


by taztiger

Excellent recipe. Have made a few different versions with my latest being Cascade and Mosaic hops. Always very popular to keep on one of my taps.

by J-Man

Have brewed this a few times and it is always a hit. Left the caramunich out once by mistake, still was a great brew. This will be brewed again.


by findingdom

Made this 3 times so far and it was excellent every time. I plan on making this my go to brew. I will see how this grain bill works with other hops but I expect the same results.