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3 Floyds Alpha King Clone

Alpha King, a bold, citrus-forward American pale ale has been consistently ranked as one of the best pale ales made in America. If you’re a fan of the versatile Centennial hop, this beer from Munster, Ind.’s 3 Floyds Brewing Co. is for you!

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3 Floyds Alpha King Clone | American Pale Ale

Ingredients

  • For 5 gallons (19 L)
    • 10 lbs (4.5 kg) Pale two-row malt
    • 1.0 lb (0.45 kg) Simpson's medium Crystal malt, 50-60L
    • 0.5 lb (227 g) Dingeman's CaraMunich malt
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Columbus hops, 15.5% a.a. (60 min.)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Warrior hops, 17% a.a. (30 min.)
    • 1.0 oz (28 g) Centennial hops, 10.5% a.a. (5 min.)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Warrior hops, 17% a.a. (dry hop)
    • 0.5 oz (14 g) Centennial hops, 10.5% a.a. (dry hop)
    • Wyeast #1056 American Ale Yeast

    Specifications

    • Original Gravity: 1.059
    • Final Gravity: 1.014
    • ABV: 6.4%
    • IBU: 69
    • Boil Time: 60 minutes

    Directions

    Single infusion mash at 154° F (68° C). Ferment at 68°-70° F (20°-22° C) for five to seven days. Rack into clean fermenter and dry hop. Allow to settle and sit on dry hops for one week. Rack again and package.

    Partial Mash-Extract Version

    Substitute 7.5 lb (3.4 kg) Briess Golden Light Concentrated Brewers Wort. Crack and steep grains in 2 gallons (7.6 L) of 152° F (67° C) water. Remove and discard grains. Bring water up to 6 gallon (22.7 L) level and commence the boil.

     
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