Friday, May 6, 2011

Old Man Pale Ale

I thought I'd change things up this time, and share a recipe I've made for the ultimate session pale ale. This recipe leans on the malty side, making it great transition for those who are only familiar with piss water.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale US-05
Yeast Starter?: No
Batch Size: 6.0 Gal
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.013
IBU's: 23
Boil: 60 minutes
Fermentation: 65F for 3 weeks

Grain Build
9 lbs 2-row malt
2 lbs Vienna malt
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal 20L malt

Mashing (Batch sparge)
I use 1.33qt/lb, using hard water
1 hour @ 152F, drain
10 minutes @ 170F, drain

Hop Additions
60 min, 1.5oz Cascade 5.5%AA
20 min, 0.5oz Cascade 5.5%AA
05 min, 0.5oz Cascade 5.5%AA

Other Additions
15min, 1/2 whirlfloc tablet

Bottle Carbonation
4.3oz table sugar to achieve 2.3 volumes of CO2,
let sit at room temp for 3 weeks to fully carbonate
keep in fridge for another week to prevent chill haze


Keg Carbonation
10-11psi @ 40F, ready in 1-2 weeks

This recipe costs about $20 to make 6 gallons
If you are bottling, this recipe has a 6 week turnover rate.
If you are kegging, you can knock that down to 4-5 weeks.


  1. OMG he does Post!

    I'll have to try some of this stuff.

  2. i lack the patience for this :(