A New Hope Pale Ale

ABV: 4.85%

IBU: 78

SRM: 4-5

OG: 1.043

FG: 1.006

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Inspired by the Star Wars original trilogy, the Pop Culture Brews podcast crew set out on an intergalactic mission to create beer recipes inspired by episodes IV, V, and VI. See all three Star Wars-inspired beer recipes here.

For the first episode in the trilogy—A New Hope (1977)—Pop Culture Brews cohost Tyler Maybee developed an American-style pale ale showcasing Citra hops. This lively pale is as bright as Tatooine’s twin suns, Luke’s home planet. Each sip is as refreshing as the last, making it perfect for the desert planet.

Coming in at 5% ABV, A New Hope Pale is the kind of beer you would be drinking at Mos Eisley Cantina, the wretched hive of scum and villainy on Tatooine.

May the wort be with you.

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Inspired by the Star Wars original trilogy, the Pop Culture Brews podcast crew set out on an intergalactic mission to create beer recipes inspired by episodes IV, V, and VI. See all three Star Wars-inspired beer recipes here.

For the first episode in the trilogy—A New Hope (1977)—Pop Culture Brews cohost Tyler Maybee developed an American-style pale ale showcasing Citra hops. This lively pale is as bright as Tatooine’s twin suns, Luke’s home planet. Each sip is as refreshing as the last, making it perfect for the desert planet.

Coming in at 5% ABV, A New Hope Pale is the kind of beer you would be drinking at Mos Eisley Cantina, the wretched hive of scum and villainy on Tatooine.

May the wort be with you.

Ingredients:

  • FERMENTABLES
  • 5.5 lb (2.5 kg) Pale malt (2-row)
  • 3.5 lb (1.6 kg) Maris Otter malt
  • 0.75 lb (0.34 kg) White Wheat malt
  • 0.5 lb (0.23 kg) Crystal 20L malt
  • 0.5 lb (0.23 kg) Carapils malt
  • HOPS
  • 0.5 oz (14 g) Citra hops, 12% a.a. (60 min)
  • 1.0 oz (28 g) Citra hops, 12% a.a. (20 min)
  • 1.0 oz (28 g) Citra hops, 12% a.a. (10 min)
  • 1.0 oz (28 g) Citra hops, 12% a.a. (5 min)
  • 1.5 oz (42 g) Citra hops, 12% a.a. (hop stand)
  • 3.5 oz (99 g) Citra hops, 12% a.a. (dry hop)
  • YEAST
  • Omega Voss Kveik (OYL-061)

Specifications:

Yield: 6 Gallons

Original Gravity: 1.043

Final Gravity: 1.006

ABV: 4.85%

IBU: 78

SRM: 4-5

Efficiency: 75%

Directions:

Mash grains at 149°F (65°C) for 60 minutes. Mashout at 167°F (75°C) for 10 minutes.

Conduct a 60-minute boil, following the hop additions as listed in the ingredients. It is suggested to bag each hop addition so they can be removed. After the 60-minute boil turn off the heat, remove the hop bags, and add the “hop stand” addition. Allow the hop stand to soak for 20 minutes (around 194°F).

Chill beer and pitch yeast at 65°F (18°C) or at the temperature called for by your preferred yeast.

Ferment at 65°F (18°C) for around 10 days. When primary fermentation is finished, add the dry hop additions for 5-7 days.

Note: this 6-gallon recipe assumes a loss of ~0.8 gallons.


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