Motueka Pale Ale

First beer for the keg! Overly bitter but drinkable. Made using almost 500g of dried whole leaf Motueka hops from Marchfest brew zone. Made a hop tea for dry hopping – I suspect this may have been cause of the harsh bitterness. Won’t do hop tea again.

Style Information

Name: American Pale Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale Ale Malt 5 kg
Gladfield Light Crystal 0.2 kg
Wheat Malt 0.07 kg
Carawheat 0.04 kg

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Motueka 0.04 kg 7% 0.28 30
Motueka 0.05 kg 7% 0.35 10
Motueka 0.1 kg 7% 0.7 5
Motueka 0.188 kg 7% 1.316 0
Motueka 0.1 kg 7% 0.7 0

Yeasts

Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 45 67 C

Boil

Amount: 27.3 liters
Water Description:
Time: 30 minutes
Target Batch Size: 26 liters

Profile

Estimated OG: 1.048
Estimated FG: 1.012
Estimated ABV: 4.71%
 
Actual OG: 1.048
Actual FG: 1.010
Actual ABV: 4.97%
 

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