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Made In The Dark PAle Ale

American Pale Ale



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Brewer/Contributor: Brian Smith

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 3.98 gal

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Made In The Dark PAle Ale

Type: Extract

Date: 1/8/1999

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Brian Smith
Boil Size: 3.98 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 45 min Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Taste Notes: Low alcohol (especially for 8lb of DME!), easy to drink. Decent head, but not great. Kinda cloudy. Mini-kegged it for the Chili Cookoff...got great reviews. "It goes great with chili".


AmountItemType% or IBU
8.00 lbExtra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM)Dry Extract88.89 %
1.00 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)Grain11.11 %
1.00 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [12.40 %] (45 min)Hops26.5 IBU
1.00 ozUltra [4.20 %] (45 min)Hops9.0 IBU
1.00 ozTettnang [4.70 %] (5 min)Hops2.2 IBU
1.00 tspIrish Moss (Boil 15.0 min)Misc
2 PkgsDry Ale Yeast (Nottingham)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.071 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.036 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.020 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.62 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 3.12 %
Bitterness: 37.6 IBUCalories: 159 cal/pint
Est Color: 5.6 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: NoneTotal Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: -Grain Temperature: -
Sparge Temperature: -TunTemperature: -
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: -

Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

Mash Notes: -

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 ozCarbonation Used: 3/4 cup
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Batch was made in the dark, with only light from flashlights. An ice storm had taken down our power, but since I had a gas stove I didn't let that hinder beer production!

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