Redcoat Pale Ale

Source: Tim Neall
Recipe added: 03/06/00

This is a no sparge recipe for a British type hopped pale ale, the second runnings and some extract provide the basis for Solstice Porter, which at some point I will post. It uses nontraditional grains for the style which add a little to the malt complexity of the beer, but is identifiably not British in character, and puts it just a little out of the color range. It is sweet and nutty with slightly chocolatey undertones. The hopping is assertive with the Nugget giving it an interesting character. It helps to balance out the sweet malty nature of the brew and to dry out the finish. Its interesting, very drinkable (almost too much so), but nothing great. If you give it a try, let me know.


Recipe type: All Grain
Batch Size: 5 gallons
Starting Gravity: 1053
Finishing Gravity: 1010
Time in Boil: 60 minutes
Primary Fermentation: 19 days, glass



Mash grains at 153 for 90 minutes. When iodine test is negative, drain mash and top off kettle to 6 gallons. Boil for 60 minutes, following the above hopping schedule. Force cool and transfer to primary. Aerate with pure O2 for 2 minutes, and pitch yeast. Ferment to completion and transfer to keg. Force carbonate to 2.0 volumes of CO2.
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