Thunderbird American Pale Ale

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Domes (Shared)
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Brewer: Uncle Mickey
Batch Size: 5.00 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 5.75 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.7 SRMEquipment: My Equipment
Bitterness: 42.9 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.054 (13.4° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.013 SG (3.4° P)Fermentation: My Aging Profile
ABV: 5.4%Taste Rating: 43.0

Amount Name Type #
8 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs 8.00 oz White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Rye Malt (4.7 SRM) Grain 3
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4
0.25 oz Cascade [7.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
0.25 oz Citra [12.3%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
0.40 oz Cascade [7.5%] - Boil 25 min Hops 7
0.40 oz Citra [12.3%] - Boil 25 min Hops 8
0.15 oz Cascade [7.5%] - Boil 5 min Hops 9
0.15 oz Citra [12.3%] - Boil 5 min Hops 10
1 pkgs Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) Yeast 11

Taste Notes

An offshoot of Fat Suzy. Great tasting, citrusy beer. Best. long-lasting head of any beer I've ever made. Do again exactly as is. Outstanding beer. Do again as is.


Dry hop with 1.0 oz. of Citra. Starter: Added 400 ml. water to 2.0 oz. of light DME. This brew session was a disaster from the start. First, the smack pack didn't swell up much. Then, I pretty much ran out of gas so the boil was weak. Then, I didn't sanitize everything in time so while I was doing that, the pot boiled over three times. Then, I filled the plastic bottling buck up to 5 gal. and forgot I had set the hops aside to drain so I had about 5.5 gallons. What a disaster. Despite that, it started fermenting about 5 hours into it. I also got a OG of 1.054. Thing is cooking like mad though. Really high Krausen. Temperature is too warm though; around 78 deg.
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