30-Minute Pale Ale Recipe

The constant hopping techniques used in Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute IPAs inspired this pale ale.

Alex Grote Feb 11, 2017 - 2 min read

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Inspired by the constant hopping techniques used in Dogfish Head 60 and 90 Minute IPAs, Alex Grote concocted this nice, drinkable pale ale that showcases a good balance between the malt backbone and well-rounded hops flavor and aroma.

ALL-GRAIN

Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (20.8 liters)
Estimated OG: 1.057
Estimated FG: 1.011
IBUs: 48
Estimated ABV: 6%

MALT/GRAIN BILL

4.5 lb (2.4 kg) pale malt or 2-row
4.5 lb (2.4 kg) pilsner malt
1 lb (454 g) aromatic malt
1 lb (454 g) cara-pils/dextrine malt
1 lb (454 g) caramel/crystal malt (60 SRM)

HOPS SCHEDULE

1 oz (28 g) Centennial at 60 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo at 30 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Cascade at 25 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo at 20 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Cascade at 15 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo at 10 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Cascade at 5 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Amarillo at 0 minutes
0.25 oz (7 g) Cascade at 0 minutes

DIRECTIONS

Mash for 60 minutes at 152°F (67°C). Boil for 75 minutes, following the hops schedule. Ferment at 65°F (18°C) until final gravity is reached.

YEAST

Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Recipe assumes 72% brewhouse efficiency.

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