Ligero Brewing Pitch Pale

We put a few simcoe flowers into the press and added our own Eastern PA Cream Ale, “Gwyndolyn”. We let the flavors infuse for about 10 min. Drank and enjoyed the aroma and flavor!!

    Then, we put the hops on a  plate and added them to the brew this morning.          Clear & Crisp with just enough Carbonation

 

Style Information

Name: Pitch Pale
Recipe Type: Partial Mash
Category: Pale Ale

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Carapils 1 lb Steep until 170 degrees
Pilsner 6.6 lb Last 10 min of boil
Golden Light 1 lb Last 10 min of boil
Malto Dextin 4 oz Last 10 min of boil

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
CTZ 1oz 15% 15 60 min Bittering
Citra 1 oz 13.4% 13.4 5 min Flavoring
simcoe 1 oz 14.1% 14.1 5 min Leaf Hops
Amarillo 1oz 9.3% 9.3 0 Added at flameout
citra 1 oz 13.4% 13.4 0 Added at flameout
Amarillo 1 oz 9.3% 9.3 1 wk Dry hop after 1 wk
Citra 1 oz 13.4% 13.4 1 wk Dry hop after 1 wk
Apollo 1 oz 17.5% 17.5 1 wk Dry hop after 1 wk

Adjuncts

Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
whirlflock Fining Boil 1 tab 5 Added last 5 min of boil for clarifying

Yeasts

Name Amount Notes
San Diego Super Yeast 090 1 Vial Added to starter of Filtered water and corn sugar

Boil

Amount: 6 gal
Water Description: filtered
Time: 60 minutes
Target Batch Size: 5 g

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature Container Additions
Name: Amount
Notes
72 hrs 66-68 carboy
Inside temp controlled fermentation chamber
1 wk 72-75 Carboy
Room temp
24 hrs 36* F carboy
Cold crash to clarify for bottling

Profile

Actual OG: 1.058
Actual FG: 1.010
Actual ABV: 6.30%
 
Bitterness: 60 IBU
Estimated Color: 8 SRM
Carbonation: 21.0 volumes

Tasting notes

Light golden in color. Very clear. Aggressive hop aroma for the style. Very hoppy flavor, close to an IPA. Medium mouth-feel, dry finish. Beer is slightly above medium bitterness, but with a refreshing finish. At 6.28 ABV, this pushes the pale boundary, but overall a nice, clean ale.

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