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  • Elusive Nectar

    This hop focused NE-style pale ale is formulated to include oat flakes, Citra hops, the often-elusive Nectaron hops, and White Labs London Fog yeast which accentuates hop flavors.

    Type: Ale

    Style: India Pale Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract with grain

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    4.0 lbs CBW® Pilsen Light DME 60 min boil
    1.0 lb CBW® Bavarian Wheat DME 60 min boil
    1.0 lb Briess Pilsen Malt Steep Grain
    0.5 lb Briess Brewers Oat Flakes Steep Grain
    0.5 oz Nectaron Hops (11.0% AAU) 180°F Whirlpool
    0.25 oz Citra Hops (12.0% AAU) 180°F Whirlpool
    1 oz Nectaron Hops Dry Hop
    0.5 oz Citra Hops Dry Hop
    1 pack WLP066 London Fog Ale Yeast Fermenter


    1. Steep Pilsen Malt and Oat Flakes in 2-gallons of water at 152-158°F for 30 minutes
    2. Remove grains, add remaining water, dissolve extract, and bring to boil
    3. Boil for 60 minutes
    4. Turn off heat and cool to 180°F, add 0.5 oz Nectaron and 0.25 oz Citra Hops, hold for 10 minutes
    5. Cool wort to 66°F
    6. Transfer to fermenter
    7. Pitch one pack of WLP066 London Fog Ale Yeast
    8. 24 hours after pitch add half Nectaron and Citra dry hop in hop bag
    9. Remove hops bag after 24 hours, repeat with second half Nectaron and Citra

    Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 65-68°F

    Secondary Fermentation: 1 week at 32-40°F

    Fermentation Notes: Force carbonate, or bottle condition with dissolved priming sugar for 2-3 weeks

    Original Gravity: 1.051

    Final Gravity: 1.013

    Alcohol by Weight:

    Alcohol by Volume: 5.0%

    IBU: 10

    Color: 4