106- Meme Ale

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: peas_and_corn (Shared)
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Brewer: peas_and_corn
Batch Size: 13.21 galStyle: American Pale Ale (10A)
Boil Size: 18.01 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 7.4 SRMEquipment: Equipment 2
Bitterness: 32.7 IBUsBoil Time: 60 min
Est OG: 1.047 (11.7° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Est FG: 1.007 SG (1.8° P)Fermentation: Ale, Primary Straight to Keg
ABV: 5.3%Taste Rating: 45.0

Amount Name Type #
13 lbs 10.70 oz Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
4 lbs 6.55 oz Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 2
4 lbs 3.02 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 3
1 lbs 5.16 oz Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 4
1.41 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 60 min Hops 5
1.94 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 20 min Hops 6
0.54 Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min) Misc 7
1.94 oz Amarillo Gold [8.5%] - Boil 0 min Hops 8
1.0 pkgs San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP090) Yeast 9

Taste Notes

Here's the thing about amarillo- I don't dislike it, but for me it has some negative associations. Many home brewers seem to think that when they want to make something really hoppy, they slather the amarillo as thick as possible. As a result I associate the flavour of amarillo with over ambitious, unbalanced home brew. So when I first drank it, my first thought was "this tastes like home brew". Yeah I get it, the beer is home brew but my thoughts were on the negative definition. It was distracting, which makes it difficult to evaluate. On the whole it's pretty much the beer I remember every other brewer in Australia making- decent malt body and flavour supporting a forward but not overwhelming hop flavour. It's pretty simple and straightforward, but that's what makes the recipe work and is why is so popular. Personally I wouldn't up the hops like many people do, but that's my preference. Did you really read all this?


For those who don't know, recipes with a number in front of it reflect a brewday while those without are base recipe storage. Those receipes I have used at some point, either on Promash or for a batch made with BeerSmith. Beer recipe is Dr Smurto's famous recipe. I have named the batch 'meme ale' because the recipe essentially became a meme within certain homebrewing circles. I changed the yeast because that 's the one that was available through my LHBS.

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