Westside Pale Ale Recipe
Westside Pale Ale (8.5 Litres)
This West Coast American style Pale Ale builds upon a Pale malt backbone and showcases a firm citrus and melon note with light but bitter finish; while delicate floral, tropical fruit, lemon and grapefruit aromas waft from within this golden, amber Ale.
- 1.3kg Mr Beer Northwest Pale Ale
- 250g Mr Beer Pale Malt Extract
- 25g Falconers Flight Hop Pellets
- Lallemand BRY-97 Dry Yeast
- 72g Mr Beer Carbonation Drops
- Colour: Golden/Amber
- Body: Med/High
- Bitterness: Medium
- Approx. Alcohol Level: 6.5% 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 half of the Falconers Flight Hop Pellets and boil for 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 8.5 litre mark. Sprinkle the BRY-97 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 remaining 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 6.5 %ABV.