Alexander Keith’s Clone

Face it.  Not everyone loves an ESB, an Ordinary Bitter or a true IPA.  However, that doesn’t mean that everyone is stuck drinking macro brewed beer.  So, to have something on tap that would appeal to everyone, I tried to come up with a clone for Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale.  Since I have never came up with my own beer recipe, I did a bit of research as to what I could use on a partial mash system to come up with a yellow, fizzy beer.  The final product is a bit hoppier than AK, but it’s close enough for some people.

Ingredients:

  •  Amt                   Name                                    
  • 0.40 kg               Flaked corn (0.5 SRM)
  • 1.25 kg               Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM)
  • 0.25 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt – 30L (30.0 SRM)
  • 25.00 g               Kent Golding [4.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min
  • 1.50 kg               Light malt extract [Boil for 15 min]
  • 0.46 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)
  • 15.00 g               Kent Golding [4.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min
  • 1.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)o now, it works for me.

I am still using a countertop partial mash technique with my 2 gallon cooler.  It’s not the best way to do things but it works.  So, after a 60 minute mash, 60 minute boil, 4 days in primary and 9 days in the secondary clearing up, we kegged and labelled the brew, Alex’s Pale Ale.

Results:

  • Batch Size (fermenter): 20.00 l
  • Estimated Color: 5.7 SRM
  • Estimated IBU: 17.6 IBUs
  • Measured OG: 1.050 SG
  • Measured FG: 1.010 SG
  • ABV: 5.2%
Alex's Pale Ale

Alex’s Pale Ale

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