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  • Existent Ale with Honey

    American style pale ale. This honey infused brew may induce long sessions of philosophical reflection on the meaning of life, existence, and what it means to "bee".

    Type: Ale

    Style: Pale Ale

    Batch Size: 5 gallons

    Recipe Type: Extract only

    Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


    Quantity Ingredient Comment Malt Style
    6.6 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract, LME
    1 lb CBW® Sparkling Amber DME Extract, DME
    1 lb Honey 2 days into fermentation
    .5 oz Cascade Hops (6.6% AA) Boil 60 minutes
    1 oz Cascade Hops (6% AA) Boil 20 minutes
    1 oz Cascade Hops (6% AA) Boil 5 minutes
    1 oz Amarillo Hops Dry Hop
    1 vial WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast
    1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient


    1. Bring water to boil
    2. Remove from heat, add extract and first hop addition
    3. Boil 40 minutes
    4. Add second hop addition
    5. Boil 15 minutes
    6. Add final hop addition
    7. Boil 5 minutes
    8. Cool to 66ºF, oxygenate wort
    9. Pitch 1 vial WLP008 East Coast Ale Yeast

    Primary Fermentation: 2 weeks at 66ºF, 2 days after start of fermentation heat honey with 1 quart of water to 160ºF, hold above 145º for 30 minutes, cool then pour into fermenter

    Secondary Fermentation: 2 weeks, dry hop 1 oz Amarillo

    Fermentation Notes:

    Original Gravity: 1.060 with honey

    Final Gravity: 1.013

    Alcohol by Weight: 4.9%

    Alcohol by Volume: 6.2%

    IBU: 24

    Color: 10