Light Summer Ale

This is a quick and easy recipe for an easy drinking summer ale that I cobbled together with some ingredients that I had on hand. It’s an easy way to turn a Coopers Lager kit into a decent pale ale.

Style Information

Name: Pale Ale
Recipe Type: Extract
Type: Ale

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Coopers Lager kit 1.7kg
Light Dry Malt Extract 0.5kg
Light Crystal 0.25kg
Dextrose 0.5kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Simcoe 10g 13% 130 15
Simcoe 20g 13% 260 0


Name Amount Notes
US-05 harvested for a previous batch


Amount: 7L
Water Description:
Time: 15 minutes
Target Batch Size: 20L


Estimated OG: 1.047
Estimated FG: 1.010
Estimated ABV: 5.20%
Bitterness: 32.5 IBU

Tasting notes

This is not a 'wow' beer but it's decent. Reasonably bitter, there must be a fair amount of IBUs in the Coopers Lager kit. Miles better than a straight up version of the kit but the kit taste does feature a bit more than I'd prefer. Dry hopping would be an obvious improvement to make, although in this case I was going for a less hoppy type of beer so I skipped the dry hops.

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