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Ghostly Pale Ale

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Ghostly Pale Ale

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Beer Style: American Pale Ale (10A)
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5 US gallons

American Pale Ale


This is a 5 gallon American Pale Ale recipe. I wanted to do a straight-forward pale ale that wasn't too crazy. A nice, easy-drinking pale ale to sip by the pool. It's a nice light caramel color, good hop aroma that isn't overpowering, and a nice little bitter, citrus finish. I batch sparged this. I did 3.5 gallons to start, using 5.4 to balance out my reverse osmosis water. I then sparged with five gallons. I hit 5.5 gallons of wort after the boil, racked and dry-hopped for five days before bottling.


  • 10 pounds Muntons 2-Row
  • 1 pound Vienna
  • 1 pound Honey
  • 1 pound Crystal, 2L
  • 1 oz. Nugget pellets - 60 minutes
  • 1 oz. Saaz whole leaf - 15 minutes
  • 1 oz. Saaz whole leaf -- dry hopped in secondary for five days
  • 1 teaspoon Irish Moss - 15 minutes
  • White Labs American Ale Yeast

Additional Instructions

Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: 7 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol by Vol: 6.28%
Recipe Type: all-grain
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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This is a pretty straight-forward recipe. I started with about three quarters of the hops at 60 minutes, and every five minutes I would toss a few more pellets in until they were gone, about four additions. Hit it with the Saaz at 15 -- not too long on them, because they're delicate hops. Definitely want to dry hop with Saaz. The low alpha rate yields nice hop oils, which are great for aroma. Nice and spicy. Enjoy!