2017-12-04

18B - American Pale Ale

I had a stockpile of Azacca hops so this Pale Ale will be a Single Malt and Single Hop (SMaSH) with Maris Otter malt.

BJCP Styles: 18B - American Pale Ale, 12A - British Golden Ale

Full recipe is on brewersfriend.com but here's the TL;DR
  • Brewed: 2017-11-18
  • Malt: Maris Otter (oops, was a bit short on MO so there's about 1kg of 2-row)
  • Hop: Azacca [10g 30m FWH] (60g @ 5 min) {168g 4 day dry hop}
  • Yeast: S-04
  • Efficiency: expected 75%, actual 73%
  • Kegged: 2017-12-1
  • FG 1.009, ABV ~5%
Mash temp:

BIAB Sparge

OG Hydrometer - a bit bubbly but looking like 1.048

In the fermenter

This got 168g of Azacca dry hop after one week. I put it in the fridge at brewday +11, gelatined and kegged the following days.

My tasting notes just one day after kegging/carbonation: Amazeballz. Clean and crisp malt. Pils-like. Firm bitterness. Pleasant hop character in flavor and aroma. Pineapple and peaches.

This is a keeper recipe and I'm looking forward to future hop experiments.

2018-11-30; this is another batch but exactly the same recipe with Galaxy hops made about a year later. Also I'm getting ready to make an El Dorado version.