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Light pale ale by extract.
« on: February 16, 2015, 06:04:33 PM »
I about to make a new run of extract made beer. I wanted to know how much I should dial back the lme for a light beer. Also any information on the platinum strains of yeast from white labs.

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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2015, 06:21:35 PM »
I about to make a new run of extract made beer. I wanted to know how much I should dial back the lme for a light beer. Also any information on the platinum strains of yeast from white labs.

Just to clarify, when you say "light" are you talking color or ABV?

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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2015, 06:22:34 PM »
Both something really drinkable especially during a hot summer

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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2015, 07:30:18 PM »
I would shoot for 1045 OG. You can use the lightest coLored DME with some caramel malt.

For a drinkable pale ale I like to move all the hops to 20 min or less and shoot for 20-25 IBU.  That is below bitterness guildelines for a APA but it makes for great drink ability.

For a 5G recipe you might try

6# Pilsen LME
0.5# C60
American Ale yeast.

1 oz Amarillo @ 20
0.5 oz. Amarillo @ 0
0.5 oz Amarillo dry hop

You can up the total hops to 3oz for little more bitterness.

You can substitute Amarillo with Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, or many others. 

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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2015, 07:37:46 PM »
Both something really drinkable especially during a hot summer

Personally, for a summertime beer designed to drink practically frozen in the hot weather, I'd shoot for somewhere between OG 1.036-1.040...still plenty flavorful and very refreshing, but with a bit less alcohol to bog you down so you don't get trashed if you have more than 2 or 3.
But, that's just me...
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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2015, 07:39:58 PM »
Ok thanks

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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2015, 07:40:27 PM »
+1 on Tommy's recipe, it looks like a quality summer ale.  Below is a link where you can work out your own details and I personally prefer keeping it under 1.040 for lighter summer ales.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/calculator/
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Re: Light pale ale by extract.
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2015, 07:59:36 PM »
You could even replace some of the extract with table sugar to lighten both the color and the body.
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