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Recipe: Annie’s Three Paths Pale Ale

Pale ale makes an ideal base for trying out the split-batch method and experimenting with the different flavors you can get from one kettle of wort and a single brew day. Following this recipe, you’ll get an American-style pale ale, a Belgian-style pale ale, and a British-style strong bitter—but it’s easy to imagine more variations.

Annie Johnson May 24, 2023 - 3 min read

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Batch size: 5.5 gallons (21 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
OG: 1.054
FG: 1.013
IBUs: 30
ABV: 5.4%

5.8 lb (2.6 kg) extra-light dried malt extract (DME)
13 oz (369 g) biscuit
13 oz (369 g) crystal 60°L

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Annie Johnson is an experienced R&D brewer, IT specialist, and national beer judge. Her awards include 2013 American Homebrewer of the Year honors.