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Beer Style: American Pale Ale
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons
I re-tweaked this recipe four times before I was satisfied. The last batch came out just right. Just a hint of honey and the auburn color reminds me of the dog days of summer, but it's good at any time of the year. Just as importantly, my wife loves it.
Bring water to 155 degrees. Steep crushed grains for 30 min. Discard grains. Bring to boil, remove from heat. Add malt extract, stir until dissolved, return to burner, bring to boil. Add 1oz Tettnang hops for the full 60 minutes. Add 3lbs Honey with 20 minutes left in the boil. Add 8oz Honey with 5 minutes left in the boil. Add 1oz Vanguard hops with 2 minutes to go. Remove from heat, discard hops. Cool wort to 75 degrees.
Add to primary fermenter, aerate, add yeast. Ferment for 1 week. Transfer wort to secondary fermenter, and ferment for one week, or until fermentation complete.
Boil bottling DME in 3 cups of water for 5 minutes, cool down and transfer to bottling bucket. Transfer beer to bottling bucket and bottle. Condition in bottles for 2 weeks.