Session APA 2.0 recipe

I’m behind in posting my most recent recipes, and this one turned out great.  This is a great beer for summer, so I thought I’d post it as things finally begin to warm up

A few notes…I usually thrown in dry hops with about .5-1 plato left to ferment (2-4 points).  This lets the yeast react with the dry hops a bit and gives some great flavors.  For a much better in-depth explanation of this reaction check out Stan Hieronymus’s book, For The Love of Hops.  This time I was a bit late but still got some of that flavor.

I also got a nice big pitch of Kolsch yeast from O’Fallon Brewery for this batch.  A great yeast for just about any beer, it goes really nice with lighter hoppy beers.

Finally, I have fallen in love with Caravienne malt for my hoppy styles.  It is around a 20L Crystal malt, but has some really nice grainy/toasty character too.  For lighter hoppy beers, it is frequently my only character malt addition.

Anyway, on with the recipe:

American Pale Ale
Type: All Grain Date: 12/23/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 11.00 gal Brewer: Dave Blue
Boil Size: 13.50 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: 20 gallon brewpot and Igloo Cooler (12 gal)
End of Boil Volume 11.25 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 11.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 81.8 %
Fermentation: Kolsch Yeast Ale Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0
Taste Notes:



Amt Name Type # %/IBU
13 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 89.7 %
1 lbs 8.0 oz Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 2 10.3 %
0.70 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] – Boil 20.0 min Hop 3 10.3 IBUs
1.50 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 4 13.2 IBUs
3.00 oz Simcoe [12.20 %] – Boil 0.0 min Hop 5 0.0 IBUs
0.7 pkg Kolsch Yeast (Wyeast Labs #2565) [125.00 ml] Yeast 6
3.20 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.80 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 8 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.038 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.039 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.009 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.009 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 3.7 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 3.9 %
Bitterness: 23.4 IBUs Calories: 127.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 4.7 SRM

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 14 lbs 8.0 oz
Sparge Water: 10.89 gal Grain Temperature: 55.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20

Mash Steps

Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.40 qt of water at 169.0 F 154.0 F 60 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 10.89 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).


Hit all numbers reasonably well, but chilled farther than expected. Pitched at 60F, ramped up to 65 over about 6 hours. I over-pitched since I had so much yeast, a little under double what was recommended. 🙂 Should ferment out pretty quickly.Threw in DryHops after fermentation was done at 8 days on NYE…busy week.

Didn’t get to keg until 1/17, seems to have had no bad effect, and super clear. Very happy with the flavor, and LOVE that caravienne. Must keep it in stock.


~ by kungfool on May 5, 2013.

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