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Sierra Ale

American Pale Ale

All Grain


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Brewer/Contributor: Brad Smith

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 6.00 gal

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Sierra Ale

Type: All Grain

Date: 8/21/2003

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Brad Smith
Boil Size: 6.00 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (5 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00
Taste Notes: Not a precise Sierra Ale clone, but still pretty good beer in its own right!


AmountItemType% or IBU
8.50 lbPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain89.47 %
0.50 lbCara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)Grain5.26 %
0.50 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)Grain5.26 %
0.80 ozPearle [8.00 %] (60 min)Hops23.4 IBU
1.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] (5 min)Hops4.0 IBU
1.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] (Dry Hop 5 days)Hops-
1 PkgsCalifornia Ale V (White Labs #WLP051)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.049 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.048 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.72 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.30 %
Bitterness: 27.4 IBUCalories: 214 cal/pint
Est Color: 7.0 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash OutTotal Grain Weight: 9.50 lb
Sparge Water: 4.42 galGrain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 FTunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: 5.4 PH

Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Step TimeNameDescriptionStep Temp
45 minMash InAdd 11.88 qt of water at 170.5 F158.0 F

Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Kegged (Forced CO2)Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 12.2 PSICarbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 42.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 



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