Tiny Bottom Pale Ale (4 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Brulosopher (Shared)
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Brewer: Bright Spot Brewing
Batch Size: 11.00 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 13.65 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.7 SRMEquipment: Bright Spot (11 Gal)
Bitterness: 36.7 IBUsBoil Time: 75 min
Est OG: 1.049 (12.3° P)Mash Profile: BRIGHT SPOT - Light to Medium Body
Est FG: 1.008 SG (2.0° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.5%Taste Rating: 30.0

Amount Name Type #
17 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row), Rahr (1.9 SRM) Grain 1
1 lbs 8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs 8.00 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs 2.00 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4
10.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 5
1.06 oz Magnum [11.6%] - Boil 60 min Hops 6
1.13 oz Perle [8.6%] - Boil 20 min Hops 7
0.95 oz Fuggles [4.4%] - Boil 10 min Hops 8
1.02 oz Fuggles [4.4%] - Boil 2 min Hops 9
1.0 pkgs San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP090) Yeast 10


Boiled 75 minutes rather than 60 and efficiency was slightly higher when comparted to first batch; pitched 1.5 L in both 5.5 gallon fermenter, rather than a single vial. Fermented down to 1.010 in 6 days, began cold crashing. Intend to keg/carb in 6 days.


Sooo good.

by Brulosopher

I originally brewed this to build up yeast for a larger beer. I figured I'd experiment with combining a US inspired grist bill with some late Fuggle additions, and a newer yeast strain to boot. Surprisingly, it turned out to be one of the most delicious beers I've brewed... and I've been doing this for a long time. WLP090 has become my go-to yeast for American ales, it's so good.

You can cut the recipe in half for a typical 5.5 gallon batch. Cheers!

*EDIT* 09.12.12 - l brewed this recipe on Saturday and made a few changes, mostly because I was running a little low on some ingredients, but also just to experiment a bit. I only had 15 oz of C15 on me, so I replaced the rest with C60- the beer is a tad darker. I used WLP001 instead of WLP090 only because that's the yeast I've been harvesting and I already had a nice starter of it going. Finally, I increased the Fuggle additions... because I love that hop, baby.

*UPDATE* 11.03.2012: While this latest batch was good, it was not as great as the original recipe. I'll be brewing it up again in the next month, as it was intended :)

nicely balanced APA

by mcaron45

Just kegged this a few days ago, and it's very tasty! I had some issues with the WLP090 as it did not fully attenuate to my expectation. I reached 1.014 in 3 days, but then it took another 10 days or so and some rousing to get to 1.012 FG. Expected to get around 1.010. Beer tastes great though - a nicely balanced malty and not too hoppy recipe. This is a beer that your non-beer geeks would love (as would beer geeks). I'd try this again either to get the WLP090 to perform better, or possibly with US05. Thanks for the recipe!

Sounds Good

by Brewdog

I also like the San Diego Super yeast.
Never had a problem at all with it.
Usually very aggressive.
I'll put this on my "to brew" list. Excited to try it.
Thanks for sharing!

Great success!!

by Alkdarf

This was my first all-grain batch and it turned out fantastic. Everyone I shared it with was very impressed and asked for more. This is definitely going on the rotation!

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