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Time to experiment with the wild hops! I used the same pale ale recipe that I have used for others. I like it because it is on the darker side of pale ales.
This recipe is for a 5 gallon batch on my shoddy equipment. The mash is at 149ºF for 1 hour.
I would have liked more hops, to maybe try dry hopping as well, but this is the first year I found them and I could only harvest 2.6 oz (weight after drying). After trying a tea made with a few of the hops, I decided to treat them as dual purpose. This may have been a mistake but we will find out when the beer is ready!
- 12 lbs Pale Ale Malt
- 1.5 lbs Carahell 10L
- 1/2 lb Crystal Dark
- 1.0 oz at beginning of boil (60 mins)
- 1.6 oz near end of boil (5 mins)
- Safale S-05
The hops soak up a lot of liquid so the batch is smaller than usual. About 4.6 gal instead of 5 gal. Currently this batch is fermenting away nicely. End result should be about 7% ABV.
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