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ManofSteele’s HopAPAtomous Pale Ale

Brew Date: 2/19/11

Brew Partners: ManofSteele

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  • 5.0lbs Light DME (Dry Malt Extract)
  • 1.6lbs 20L Crystal Malt
  • 1.0oz Amarillo (60min)
  • 0.75oz German Spalt (10min)
  • 0.5oz Summit (finishing)
  • 1.0oz Chinook (dry hop)
  • Safale US-5 Dry Ale Yeast


  1. In a LARGE muslin bag, steep grains in 2.0gal water for 30min at 126F for a protein rest.
  2. Raise temperature to 150F for starch conversion, and hold for 10 minutes.
  3. Raise temperature to 158F for full starch/dextrin conversion, and hold for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove grains and sparge with 0.5 gal water.
  5. Add DME and 60min hops, and bring wort to full rolling boil.
  6. After 50min, add 10min hops.
  7. After 60min, remove from heat and add finishing hops.
  8. Chill to 80-75F.
  9. Add wort to your carboy with 2 gal cold water. Top off to 5gal.
  10. Pitch yeast at 70F.
  11. After primary fermentation is complete, rack to secondary and add dry hops.

Primary Date: 2/19/11
Rack Date:
Package Date:
Package Type: Brown Bottle
OG: 1.052
Final ABV: 5.4% appx
Bitterness (appx): 34IBU
Color (appx): 7.9L SRM





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