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.
- 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.
- 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%