Learning Series’ #3: (Imperial?) American Pale Ale

The third beer that I brewed.

This beer was brewed with a different setup, as I used CervaSerra’s 30L equipment.

I also used CervaSerra’s cold room and, from this time on, my beers have been fermented in a controlled temperature.

Learning Series' #3: (Imperial?) American Pale Ale

General Data

  • Style: American Pale Ale (18 B)
  • Brewer: Luciano Teixeira
  • Assistant Brewer: Maurício Gardini
  • Type: All Grain
  • Batch Size: 30 l

Dates

  • Brewing: 12/11/2016
  • Fermentation Start: 12/11/2016
  • Fermentation End: 19/11/2016
  • Maturation Start: 19/11/2016
  • Maturation End: 28/11/2016
  • Bottling: 28/11/2016

Recipe

Amount Ingredient Type Added At Additional Information
9.00 kg Thomas Fawcett Pale Malt, Maris Otter Grain Mash Start  
2.00 kg Weyermann Munich Malt Grain Mash Start  
38.00 g Cascade Hop Boil 60.0 minutes 5.50 % a.a
50.00 g Amarillo Gold Hop Boil 15.0 minutes 8.50 % a.a
40.00 g Citra Hop Boil 15.0 minutes 12.00 % a.a
2.0 pkg Fermentis SafAle US-05 American Ale Yeast Day 0  

Statistics

  • Estim. O. G.: 1,081 SG
  • Meas. O. G.: 1,078 SG
  • Estim. F. G.: 1,011 SG
  • Meas. F. G.: 1,010 SG
  • Estim. A.B.V.: 9.3 %
  • Meas. A.B.V.: 9.0 %
  • Bitterness: 41.9 IBUs
  • Color: 15.3 EBC

Mash Steps

  1. Saccharification: Add 31.69 l of water at 68.4 °C, aiming for a 63.0 °C step temperature, for 60 minutes
  2. Mash Out: Heat to 78.0 °C for 10 minutes
  3. Fly Sparge: With 23.24 l water at 75.6 °C

Fermentation

  1. Step Temperature: 18 °C

Bottling

  • Volumes of CO2: 2.3
  • Carbonation Origin: Bottle with 111.33 g Corn Sugar

Notes

We forgot to weight the malt properly which, along with our improper measurement, explains the high ABV.