So, here we have an American pale ale that I brewed back in the late winter. The only thing I remember about this brew day was that it was the first using my new 10 gallon kettle, and only the second done at full volume on my propane burner. I remember my brother Kevin and I had a hell of a time keeping the propane tanks from freezing up in the Chicago winter. I remember that I overshot my OG, and the beer came out a bit bigger than expected, but still one of the better beers I’ve brewed.
Here’s the recipe for Mississippi Bull:
Batch Size: 5.75 gal
|10 lbs||Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.8 SRM)||Grain||1||69.5 %|
|2 lbs||Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)||Grain||2||13.9 %|
|1 lbs 8.0 oz||Munich 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM)||Grain||3||10.4 %|
|8.0 oz||Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM)||Grain||4||3.5 %|
|4.0 oz||Acid Malt (3.0 SRM)||Grain||5||1.7 %|
|2.1 oz||Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM)||Grain||6||0.9 %|
|0.75 oz||Zythos [10.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min||Hop||7||24.1 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Zythos [10.90 %] – Boil 18.0 min||Hop||8||9.9 IBUs|
|0.25 oz||Cascade [5.50 %] – Boil 18.0 min||Hop||9||2.5 IBUs|
|0.25 oz||Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 18.0 min||Hop||10||5.9 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Centennial [10.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 min||Hop||12||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) [15.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 min||Hop||13||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Simcoe [13.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 min||Hop||14||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Zythos [10.90 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 min||Hop||15||0.0 IBUs|
|0.25 oz||Cascade [5.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 min||Hop||16||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Cascade [5.50 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days||Hop||18||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Centennial [10.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days||Hop||19||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus (CTZ) [15.50 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days||Hop||20||0.0 IBUs|
|0.25 oz||Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days||Hop||21||0.0 IBUs|
|0.50 oz||Zythos [10.90 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 Days||Hop||22||0.0 IBUs|
Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.6 %
Bitterness: 42.3 IBUs
Est Color: 7.7 SRM
Measured Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 6.5 %
Calories: 216.1 kcal/12oz
|Name||Description||Step Temperature||Step Time|
|Mash In||Add 17.98 qt of water at 163.7 F||152.0 F||60 min|
Appearance: Poured a nice light copper color. This beer cleared up very well. It usually poured with a nice thick off-white head, and had good lacing down the glass. Was just a really pretty beer.
Aroma: This beer had great hop aroma. It have hints of grapefruit, a bit of dankness, and a hint of tropical fruit.
Taste: Followed the aroma. Citrus was the dominant flavor from the hops. The malts were enough to balance things with some bready flavors and sweetness.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Not too dry, which allowed some malt to come through. Medium carbonation.
Overall, this was a really good APA. I plan on keeping this recipe around, maybe just trying to dial the ABV back some.