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FIRST BORN PALE ALE

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Ingredients

Grain

Malt Extracts

Hops

Yeast Options

Other

Instructions

  1. If you chose liquid yeast, prepare the yeast according to the directions on the back of the package. If you chose a dry active yeast, you will need to to add it after the wert has cooled, step 9.
  2. Add grains into a grain bag or muslin bag. Heat 2 gallons of filtered water along with Brew Saltz to 160° F then turn off heat and add grain bag. DO NOT add grains to water above 165° F.
  3. Leave pot uncovered during this time, let temperature rest down to 152° F. Hold at the temp about 20 minutes. Stiring gran bag gently from time to time.
  4. Remove grain bag and let it drain into the brew pot. DO NOT squeeze grain bag.Rinse grains over brew pot by slowly pouring 2 cups of HOT water over the top of the grain bag. Discard grains.
  5. With the heat off, add the dry malt extract and stir. Turn on heat and while stirring bring to a boil. You will be doing a 60 minute boil.
  6. After your boil begins, add 1 oz of Cascade Hops. Make note what time your boil begins. Do not boil too hard, make sure it is a calm boil.
  7. After 50 Minutes of boil, add the other 1 oz of Cascade Hops along with the Irish Moss. Boil for an additional 10 minutes.
  8. Cool the wort and add to fermenter on top of 2 gallons of very cold water. HINT: 8 lbs of filtered ice = 1 gallon of water.
  9. Top off to 5 gallons. After the wort cools to 80° or below open the yeast package and pour the contents on top of the wort.Give the fermenter a gentle back and forth shake.
  10. Ferment for 7-10 days at 68°-72° F. Optional: You can transfer from primary to secondary after 5 days and leave in secondary for 7 days.
  11. The final specific gravity should be 1.012-1.014. To bottle, rack into bottling bucket. Heat 12 oz of water and 3/4 cup dextrose in microwave for 2 minutes then add to bottling bucket. Stir together gently and thoroughly. Bottle and cap. Store at room temperature 7-10 days. Chill as needed and enjoy!

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