April 12, 2021

Dale’s Pale Ale clone

The Palisade Pale Ale keg is essentially empty and it was overdue to get something in the fermenter. Perhaps its the weather, perhaps the time of the year, but somehow it took me a while to figure out what the next beer should be. I’ve wanted to brew this beer for a while (years actually) as I only Oscar Blue’s DPA but rarely get to enjoy it. So it was about time.

There are a variety of clone recipes out there, some appear more accurate than others if you compare it to the official website and other available information.

I ultimately ended up using the recipe published by both, AHA and BYO, with some tiny tweaks to accommodate my setup hopefully better as well as available hops. The biggest adjustments were scaling back from 10.5# of Mo to 10#, and adjusting the hop quantity to get the same IBUs at the end of the day.
Love2Brew came through on their great selection and fast shipping again!

Recipe Details

Batch Size Boil Time IBU SRM Est. OG Est. FG ABV
5.3 gal 90 min 64.9 IBUs 6.0 SRM 1.058 1.013 5.9 %
Actuals 1.046 1.01 4.7 %

Style Details

Name Cat. OG Range FG Range IBU SRM Carb ABV
American Pale Ale 18 B 1.045 - 1.06 1.01 - 1.015 30 - 50 5 - 10 2.3 - 3 4.5 - 6.2 %

Fermentables

Name Amount %
Pale Malt, Maris Otter 10 lbs 90.91
Carahell (Weyermann) 1 lbs 9.09

Hops

Name Amount Time Use Form Alpha %
Northern Brewer 2 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 4.8
Columbus (Tomahawk) (17.3%) 1 oz 15 min Boil Pellet 17.3
Centennial 1.5 oz 0 min Boil Pellet 10
Cascade 1 oz 6 days Dry Hop Pellet 5.5

Yeast

Name Lab Attenuation Temperature
American Ale (1056) Wyeast Labs 75% 60°F - 72°F

Mash

Step Temperature Time
Mash In 151°F 90 min

Fermentation

Step Time Temperature
Primary 7 days 68°F
Secondary 10 days 62°F
Aging 7 days 35°F

FYI – The “secondary” fermentation in the receipe is the dry hoping part.
If you brew it, leave me a comment how it turned out! Cheers!

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