Orange Ya Glad I Made a Pale Ale

a Partial Mash, American Pale Ale by Nicholas Ledoux No Reviews


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.

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Fermentables Efficiency: 75.0 % Batch size: 4.49 gal

Fermentable Amount Use PPG Color
Briess Golden Light LME
6.31 lb 75 % Boil 37 4  °L
German Wheat
0.75 lb 9 % Steep 39 2  °L
Orange Blossom Honey
0.75 lb 9 % Boil 38 3  °L
Crystal 15L
0.5 lb 6 % Steep 34 15  °L

Hops Boil time: 60 min

Hop Amount Time Use Form AA
Amarillo (US) 0.6   oz 60  min Boil Pellet 10.3%
Saaz (CZ) 1.0   oz 10  min Boil Leaf 7.8%
Sterling (US) 0.75   oz 5  min Boil Pellet 8.5%


Name Lab/Product Average Attenuation
American Ale II Wyeast 1272 74.0%


Name Amount Time Use
Orange Zest 0.8 oz 10.0 min Boil Boil


7 days
10 days
Grain to Glass
17 days

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