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Pilsen Light Pale Ale

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Pilsen Light Pale Ale

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

American Pale Ale


Very smooth, very little bitterness, pleasant aftertaste. All around basic pale ale. Not a very complex flavor.

*My first brew.


  • (2) 3.3 lb Briess CBW Pilsen Light LME
  • 1 oz. BSG Saaz pelleted hops
  • 1 pack Safale US-05 yeast

Additional Instructions

Boil: 60 Minutes
Primary Ferment: 7 days
Secondary Ferment: 7 days

Beer Profile

Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol by Vol: 4.99%
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5.00 US Gallons

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Boiled 4 gallons of water that was a mix of spring and drinking water. Shut off burner and added LME that was previously warmed. Stirred well to mix into solution. Returned to boil and added hops (60 min.).
At the end of the 60 minute boil, rapidly cooled in ice bath to ~92 deg. F. Poured wort into primary fermenter and added remaining spring water to make 5 gallons. I lost a gallon due to boiling, so I ended up adding 2 gallons. Temperature was 85 deg. F. Bloomed yeast in boiled then cooled water for about 15 mins. while I continued to cool the wort in ice bath until wort reached about 75 deg. F. Took gravity reading and pitched yeast around 75 deg. Sealed fermenter and added airlock and transferred to keezer set at 65 deg. F.

Fermented for 4 days at 65 deg. F, then increased to 72 deg. F. Activity started within first 24 hours.
After 7 days, transferred into secondary fermenter and returned to 70 deg. F keezer for 24 hours. Cold crashed to 38-40 deg. F for 6 days.

Removed from keezer and added 3.8 grams of dextrose priming sugar in 3/4 cup of boiled then cooled water and added to beer. Took gravity reading and bottled. Returned to 68-70 deg. keezer and left for about 4 weeks. Beer continued to improve the longer it conditioned.