APA recipe from Big Brew Day

The recipe I brewed on Big Brew Day is finally in my Kegerator, and it turned out to be very tasty.  This is an iteration on an older recipe I did, and traditionally I throw whatever american hops I have at it.  This time I had a lot of Willamette, some Cascade and Some Amarillo.

This was also the first non dry-hopped hoppy beer I’ve made since I completed my whirlpool chiller.  All I can say is, wow…never had this much hop aroma and flavor from a non dry-hopped beer.  +1 to this design, Mr. Zainasheff.

Flavor has a nice hop complexity, with the Willamette and Amarillo really shining through, and the cascade doing some good support.  The munich malt gives a good malty/toasty balance to the hops and there is just enough sweetness.

Also, this is the first APA I’ve done with the 1272 yeast.  Very impressed, I will be using it from now on instead of 1056 or S-05.  It flocculates much better (clearer beer quicker), and it leaves behind some grainy character that I like and is a little more fruity.

Once again, I use the Tinseth formula for bitterness, and this is for and 11 gallon batch with an 80% brewhouse efficiency.  Adjust accordinly.

Willamette Bastard 2.0
American Pale Ale

Type: All Grain

Date: 5/9/2009

Batch Size: 11.00 gal

Brewer: Dave Blue
Boil Size: 13.59 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: 20 gallon brewpot and Igloo Cooler (12 gal)
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
13.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 65.06 %
4.75 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 22.89 %
1.50 lb Wheat Malt, Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 7.23 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (45.0 SRM) Grain 4.82 %
1.00 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 8.5 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.60 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 8.2 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops
15.1 IBU
1.30 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (10 min) Hops 3.6 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (10 min) Hops 5.0 IBU
1.30 oz Cascade [4.60 %] (10 min) Hops 3.5 IBU
2.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (0 min) Hops
2.00 oz Williamette [4.80 %] (0 min) Hops
1 Pkgs GF All American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1272) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.055 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.055 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.39 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.87 %
Bitterness: 43.9 IBU Calories: 243 cal/pint
Est Color: 7.6 SRM Color:


Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 20.75 lb
Sparge Water: 10.37 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 22.83 qt of water at 167.6 F 154.0 F

~ by kungfool on June 16, 2009.

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