Austin Homebrew’s “Northdown & Bound Pale Ale”

Style Information

Name: six-foot high and rising watermelon pale
Recipe Type: extract
Category: Pale Ale
Type: Ale

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Crystal 40L Malt 1 Seeping grain. Use a grain bag and soak for 25 min.
Victory Malt .5 Seeping grain. Use a grain bag and soak for 25 min.
Amber 9 Add while burner is off. Return to heat, stir occasionally and return to a boil.
Corn Sugar .25 Priming sugar, used at bottling. Boil with 2 cups of water for 5 min.


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Northdown 2 5.7% 11.4 60 Bittering hops
Northdown 1 5.7% 5.7 5 Aroma hops. Add for the last 5 min.


Name Amount Notes
Safale - US-05 1


Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
20 days 70 Carboy
Seedless watermelon: 1 - (5lbs)


Estimated OG: 1.055
Estimated FG: 1.013
Estimated ABV: 5.51%
Actual OG: 1.060
Actual FG: 1.012
Actual ABV: 6.55%

Tasting notes

First of all, We LOVE this beer! Color is great, just a real solid pale ale hop to malt balance, with just a noticeable fruit character in the background. No sweetness from the watermelon, but a nice subtle ester.Do all your beer buddies a favor, and brew this in time for your first hot day of the Spring. Perfect with a Padron Anniversario 64.

Beer Recipes Plugin by Brad Ledbetter

This entry was posted in Complete Extract Kits. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *