Figueroa Mountain Brewing's Mosaic Pale Ale Recipe | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Figueroa Mountain Brewing's Mosaic Pale Ale Recipe

A dynamic American pale ale with developed malt and hops characteristics.



Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 75%
OG: 1.052
FG: 1.011
IBUs: 35
ABV: 5.5%


8.5 lb (3.86 kg) Pale 2-row malt
0.5 lb (227 g) Thomas Fawcett Caramalt
1 lb (454 g) Flaked barley
0.5 lb (227 g) Weyermann Munich II


0.1 oz (3 g) Mosaic [13% AA] at first wort
0.68 oz (19 g) Mosaic [13% AA] at 10 minutes
1.7 oz (48 g) Mosaic [13% AA] at 1 minute
0.86 oz (24 g) Amarillo [9% AA] at 1 minute
2.75 oz (78 g) Mosaic [13% AA] at dry hop
0.5 oz (14 g) Amarillo [9% AA] at dry hop


California Ale yeast (Chico)


Single infusion mash at 149°F (65°C), then rest for 40–60 minutes. Recirculate (vorlauf) until runnings are clear. Boil for 60 minutes following the hops schedule. Pitch the yeast and ferment at 66°F (19°C) then allow temperature to free rise to 70°F (21°C).

Move young beer off yeast once it reaches terminal gravity and add dry hops. Crash after 2 days and hold for about a week, then rack to keg or bottles and carbonate by your preferred method.

Brewer’s Notes

Mosaic is a wonderful hop that can contribute myriad flavors and aromas depending on when it’s added. Dry hopping helps bring out its more tropical/berry notes rather than its resinous/herbal qualities, which tend to come on the earlier you add it during boil.


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