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    Thought I would start the Recipe Dump with an iconic American Pale Ale clone recipe. This is from BYO magazine. I like to ferment this recipe cooler than the recipe below suggests. I think fermenting as close to 60 °F results in a better finished product. Sierra Nevada Pale Ale clone

    (5 gallons/19 L, all-grain)
    OG = 1.052 FG = 1.011
    IBU = 37 SRM = 10 ABV = 5.3%
    The Sierra Nevada website has tons of information about their flagship brew, including the new information that they now use Magnum hops. Use only fresh hops that have been stored correctly (frozen, preferably in an airtight container) for the best hop flavor and aroma.

    9 lbs. 15 oz. (4.5 kg) 2-row pale malt
    1.0 lb. (0.45 kg) crystal malt (40 °L)
    2.5 AAU Magnum hops (60 mins) (0.18 oz./5.1 g of 12% alpha acids)
    4.8 AAU Perle hops (60 mins) (0.7 oz./19 g of 7% alpha acids)
    5 AAU Cascade hops (15 mins) (1.0 oz./28 g of 5% alpha acids)
    0.75 oz. (21 g) Cascade hops (0 mins)
    0.75 oz. (21 g) whole Cascade hops (dry hop)
    1 tsp Irish moss
    Wyeast 1056 (American Ale) or White Labs WLP001 (California Ale) yeast (1.5 qt./1.5 L yeast starter)
    7/8 cup corn sugar (for priming)
    Step by Step

    Heat 3.4 gallons of water to start mash at 150 °F (66 °C). Mash for 60 minutes then stir in boiled water to raise grain bed temperature to 168 °F (76 °C). Hold for 5 minutes. Recirculate until wort is clear, then begin running wort off to kettle. Sparge with 170 °F (77 °C) water. Boil wort for 90 minutes, adding hops at times indicated in recipe. Add Irish moss with 15 minutes left in boil. Cool wort and transfer to fermenter. Aerate wort and pitch yeast. Ferment at 68 °F (20 °C). Rack to secondary when fermentation is complete and add dry hops. Bottle when beer falls clear.

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    Magnum have been my go to bittering hops for quite some time. A very nice sharp bitterness without tasting like you are chewing a pine tar. Allows your flavor and aroma hops to showcase in the recipie