Pale Ale Revered (9 Litres)
We don’t just come up with names on a whim; this really is an ale to be revered. Inspired by a ground breaking IPA style, that was first made in 1975 by the Anchor Brewing Company, known as Liberty Ale, this golden coloured brew delivers a perfect mixture of spicy, citrus and marmalade aromas that precede a balanced sweet/bitter citrus finish to taste, with a pale malt backbone. Medium bitterness and an approximate alcohol content of 6.0%, make this is an easy brew to be respected and admired by all. Cheers.
- 1 x 1.3kg Northwest Pale Ale
- 1 x 250g Pale Malt Extract
- 2 x 25g US Cascade Hop Pellets
- 1 x Danstar Nottingham Yeast
- 1 x 72g Mr Beer Carbonation Drops
- Colour: Golden
- Body: Medium/High
- Bitterness: Medium
- Approx. Alcohol Level: 6.0% ABV
- Naturally Carbonated: Natural
Step 1: Mix
Clean and sanitise all equipment that will come in contact with the brew. Bring the Pale Malt Extract to the boil in 1 litre of water. Add about half of a 25g pack of US Cascade Hop Pellets and boil for 5 mins. Add the other half of the 25g pack of US Cascade Hope Pellets and boil for a further 5 mins. Remove from the heat and set the pot in a cold/ice water bath to cool. Strain the malt hop liquid into the Fermenting Vessel (FV). Add the contents of the Northwest Pale Ale to the FV. Fill the FV with cold water to the 9 litre mark. Sprinkle the Nottingham yeast and fit the lid.
Step 2: Brew
Place the FV in a location out of direct sunlight and try to ferment between 18C-22C. Fermentation should take 7 to 14 days. At around day 4 add the second 25g pack of US Cascade hop pellets (we recommend wrapping them in a mesh cleaning cloth, pulled straight from the wrapper). On day 7 check the specific gravity (SG). Check the SG again the following day and so on.
Step 3: Bottle
The brew is ready once the SG has stabilised over a couple of days, expect about 1008 to 1012. Gently fill clean PET bottles to about 3cm from the top. Add 2 carbonation drops per bottle and secure the caps (only one drop per bottle may be preferred). Store the bottles upright in a location out of direct sunlight at or above 18C.
Step 4: Enjoy
After at least two weeks, check for sufficient carbonation by squeezing the bottles. Bottles kept unrefrigerated should improve with age. When ready to drink, chill the bottles upright. The chilled beer may be poured into clean glassware, leaving the sediment behind. Expect the alcohol content to be approximately 6.0 %ABV.