Sierra Nevada Pale Ale CLONE

The original American Pale Ale, big on hops and very moreish

20 Litre Batch

Est. ABV: 5%
Est. IBU’s: 36
Est. SG: 1.049
Est. FG: 1.010

3.7 kg Ale
450g Munich
200g Light Crystal
200g Carapils
25g Northern Brewer (7.7% AA) (60min boil)
10g Northern Brewer (7.7% AA) and 20g Cascade (6.3% AA) (15min boil)
1tsp Irish Moss/Whirlfloc (10min boil)
20g Cascade (6.3% AA) (0min boil)

Add 15.5 litres of water to your Grainfather and insert inner basket, heat to 71°C. Add grain and stir well. Set temperature to 65°C, attach recirculation arm and recirculate for 60mins. Raise to 75°C and rest for 20 minutes. Raise basket and sparge with 13 litres of 75°C water to make pre-boil volume of approximately 26 litres.

Attach counter-flow chiller and chill the wort. Pump to fermenter and aerate well. Start fermentation as close as possible to 18°C*, preferably with Wyeast 1056 American Ale, Safale US-05, or Mangrove Jack’s M44 US West Coast yeast. On the 5th day of fermentation dry hop with 30g Cascade hops for 5 days.