Recipe does not conform to the American Pale Ale style.
I used about .8 oz of fresh orange zest at the 5 minute boil (added with Sterling hops). First time using the immersion chiller, cooled it down to 80 degrees in 30 minutes. Wort was a little murky from the pellet hops. Smelled really orangey.
After the boil, level was at 4 gallons, next time might boil with 6 down to 5 gallons. Had to flash boil some water and add it to get it just under 5 gallons left. Pitched yeast at 78 degrees.
8/1: Racked to secondary. Gravity was at 1.012. Very Murkey beer, needs to settle some more. Some yeast activity evident. Leave on secondary for a week and then hopefully bottle it.
|6.31 lb||Golden Light LME||Briess||Boil||37||4 °L|
|0.75 lb||German Wheat||Any||Steep||39||2 °L|
|0.75 lb||Orange Blossom Honey||Any||Boil||38||3 °L|
|0.5 lb||Crystal 15L||Any||Steep||34||15 °L|
|0.6 oz||Amarillo (US)||60 min||Boil||Pellet||10.3%|
|1.0 oz||Saaz (CZ)||10 min||Boil||Leaf||7.8%|
|0.75 oz||Sterling (US)||5 min||Boil||Pellet||8.5%|
|American Ale II||Wyeast 1272||74.0%|
|0.8 oz||Orange Zest||10.0 min||Boil|