Mirror Pondish (4 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: NordeastBrewer (Shared)
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Brewer: D. Banks
Batch Size: 5.25 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 7.12 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 8.9 SRMEquipment: Pot ( 5 Gal/19 L) - Mini-BIAB
Bitterness: 43.6 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.051 (12.6° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.014 SG (3.7° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 4.8%Taste Rating: 35.0

Amount Name Type #
9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
12.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 2
1.92 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3
0.85 oz Cascade [7.3%] - Boil 85 min Hops 4
0.75 oz Cascade [7.3%] - Boil 30 min Hops 5
1.00 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10 min) Misc 6
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10 min) Misc 7
1.00 oz Cascade [7.3%] - Boil 5 min Hops 8
1.00 oz Cascade [7.3%] - Steep 20 min Hops 9
1.0 pkgs London ESB Ale (Wyeast Labs #1968) Yeast 10
1.00 oz Cascade [6.8%] - Dry Hop 7 days Hops 11

Taste Notes

Light, crisp, easy drinking pale ale. I'm using this recipe as a base for my house pale, which I will always try to have on tap. It's a similar ale to Summit EPA and Mirror Pond pale ale. Hoppy, but not aggressively so. Nice malt backbone with a dry finish. This recipe is ever evolving.


Great beer!

by onipar

This was my first all grain batch, and my best beer to date. Great recipe!

Incredibly drinkable!!

by NordeastBrewer

I've been drinking on a keg of this for awhile now, and I have to say, it's a really enjoyable pale. I can't say that I replicated Mirror Pond, but it is in that vein of pale ale; Mirror Pond, Summit EPA, etc. Nice, balanced, soft but noticeable bitterness. I like hops, so I think next time I'll up both the late and knockout adds to a full ounce.
Really good beer, this is definitely the base that I will build my everyday pale ale from.

like it better than it's inspiration

by mcaron45

I brewed this with all-organic grain. I used US-05 yeast, but I recommend sticking with the 1968 as suggested, or something similar like Wyeast 1332. The reason for that is that my batch attenuated a little too much (down to 1.006). My mash temps were a little low also, which probably has something to do with that. But even with that, the beer is wonderful! I'm using this base with different hops as experiments (have done this with Mosaic and and just brewed one with UK Fuggle). Hard to beat the Cascade, though. Next time I'll dry hop this with 3 oz of Cascade.

by jwstrider

I use a very similar recipe to clone mirror pond. Hard to beat. I agree with the use of 1968. I have tried US-05, but I found the flavor to be more bland than with the 1968.

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