The last of the wedding beers...Stonington Pale Ale. Phew. Brewing 10 gallon batches in my kitchen is a challenge, and I was reminded how much easier a 5 gallon batch is when I brewed Kevin's lemon.
Its intended to be a crowd pleaser, a quaffable, but still characterful american pale ale. This ale is plainly named after the seaside town in which we'll be married.
This beer will have a relatively clean yeast profile, a touch of malt sweetness/richness from the crystal and Golden Promise english malt...but that'll be in the background, really looked to showcase the american hops (Zeus, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe). Well, I guess this beer is halfway between an APA and an IPA...with ~50IBUs, hopefully it won't come across as 'unbalanced' ...y'know... beyond what Americans typically like in their hoppy beers.
Given that its a relatively light color (7.7SRM), I threw in the whirlfloc tabs with 10minutes left in the boil. I'm always impressed with the egg-drop soup like protein coagulation that happens from this stuff.
Hopefully this one ferments quick and clean on the cool side (~68F), and the timing will work out so I can use some homegrown hops to throw in to dry hop in about 5 days. Also planning to top crop harvest some of the chico strain to start up the frozen yeast bank.
More on that later...now, on to the recipe:
Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
|Boil Size: 11.45 gal||Asst Brewer:|
|Boil Time: 60 min||Equipment: My Equipment|
Est Original Gravity: 1.062 SG
|Measured Original Gravity: SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG||Measured Final Gravity: SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.77 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol: %|
|Bitterness: 54.8 IBU||Calories: 271 cal/pint|
|Est Color: 7.7 SRM||Color:|