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Beer name

Westside Pale Ale

Beer type

craft

Beer type

Beer description 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. Flavour profile
Colour:
Golden
Bitterness:
Medium
Body:
Heavy
Approx. Alcohol Level:
6.5% ABV
Naturally Carbonated:
Natural

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 1.3kg Mr Beer Northwest Pale Ale
  • 1 x 250g Mr Beer Unhopped Malt Extract - Pale
  • 1 x 25g Falconers Flight Hop Pellets
  • 1 x 11g Lallemand BRY-97 Dry Yeast
  • 1 x 72g Mr Beer Carbonation Drops

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 and brew can yeast then 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.