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Deb’s Best Ale

"Peak experience" in psychological terms refers to thinking and creating at one's fullest potential. Apparently the term applies to homebrewing, as Deb used it to describe the creation of her best recipe to date.

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
3.3 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME Extract,LME
3.3 lbs CBW® Sparkling Amber LME Extract, LME
1.5 oz Centennial Hops Boil 60 minutes
0.75 oz Cascade Hops Boil 5 minutes
1 pkg #1056 Ale Yeast


  1. Bring 4 gallons of water to a boil
  2. Add extract
  3. Stir vigorously to dissolve
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add finishing hops as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 72ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast

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