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Going to clone highland little hump this weekend ... spring-ale

This American Pale Ale is meticulously handcrafted for full floral hop aroma and flavor. Brewed with grains from America’s heartland - Simcoe® for bittering, Amarillo® and Cascade (both dry hopped) for aromatics - this beer finishes crisp and clean. Have a few and your freshly mowed lawn will still have arrow-straight lines.

Grain 2 Row, Pale, Vienna, Caramel 20, Carapils
Hops Simcoe®, Amarillo®, Cascade
ABV 4.5%
IBU 32

So here’s what I have. I know the abv and ibu are a touch high, but I am ok with both. From there website, they say that they use the cascade and amarillo as dry hop. But I was thinking of doing an 2min addition and dry hop as well. Also debating cutting the 2-row down a notch and adding a small amount of sugar to dry it out.


American Pale Ale

Recipe Specs

Batch Size (G): 5.5
Total Grain (lb): 9.500
Total Hops (oz): 3.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (°P): 11.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.72 %
Colour (SRM): 4.4 (EBC): 8.7
Bitterness (IBU): 33.9 (Average)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 75

Grain Bill

7.500 lb American 2-Row (78.95%)
1.000 lb Vienna (10.53%)
0.500 lb Carapils (Dextrine) (5.26%)
0.500 lb Crystal 20 (5.26%)

Hop Bill

0.75 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (First Wort) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.25 oz Simcoe Pellet (12.2% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 2 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 2 Minutes (Boil) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Amarillo Pellet (8.6% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.1 oz/Gal)
0.50 oz Cascade Pellet (7.8% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (0.1 oz/Gal)

Misc Bill

Single step Infusion at 152°F for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 65°F with

Sounds delicious. Very similar to my lawn mower beer- I don’t use the viena though. I call mine The S.O.B - Stu’s Ordinary Bitter. I use Tettnanger hops and an English yeast. Which yeast are you using?

Funny you ask that. I will be using my new “house blend”. US05 & S04…long story.

shat can I say sh!t happens. And now I am just going with it.

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