Perhaps the most frequently brewed style in the United States, American Pale Ale features a moderately strong hop aroma and bitterness while the malt base provides a deep gold, closer to amber, color and a medium-bodied mouthfeel.
Contents of this kit include ingredients, bottle caps, priming sugar, and brewing procedures.
Fermentables: 6.6 pounds of Light Liquid Malt Extract (LME).
Specialty grains: 1 pound of Caramel 20L.
Hops: 2 ounces of Cascade hops and 1 ounce Citra (hops may vary due to availability).
Yeast: 1 sachet.
- International Bittering Units (IBU): 32 - 36
- Original Gravity (OG): 1.051 - 1.055
- Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 - 1.015
- Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 5.0 - 5.5%
- Difficulty: Easy
- Color: Pale Amber
- Category: Classic
To further add hop character to the Pale Ale, dry hop the beer for 3 days with an additional 1 - 2 ozs. of hops, such as, Amarillo, Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade or Citra. Following the finish of fermentation, add the hops to the primary for 3 days before siphoning to secondary. Alternatively, siphon the fermented beer to the secondary fermentor and add the hops to the beer 3 days prior to packaging. (Additional hops sold separately.)
To upgrade the yeast to a liquid culture, purchase the Wyeast 1272 All-American Ale yeast separately. Providing moderate fruitiness, the strain ferments dry and crisp, allowing the hops to pop through the malt backbone of the pale ale recipe. (Additional yeast sold separately.)