Gold Faithful Belgian Extra Pale Ale
Belgian Pale Ale is the often overlooked cousin to its English counterpart. It's been around hundreds of years and comes in numerous variations. A fine version gives you great complexity and will often showcase Saaz and Goldings type hops. This one comes in a bit hoppier than traditional, and uses Antwerp Ale yeast to accentuate the bitterness and hop flavors.
5 lbs - CBW® Pilsen Light DME - 60 min boil
1 lb - Goldpils® Vienna Malt - Steeping grain
0.75 lb - Aromatic Munich Malt - Steeping grain
0.25 lb - Special Roast Malt - Steeping grain
1 oz - Saaz Hops (3.5% AAU) - 60 min boil
1 oz - Styrian Aurora Hops (6.0% AAU) - 30 min boil
1 oz - Saaz Hops (3.5% AAU) - 20 min boil
1 oz - Styrian Aurora Hops (6.0% AAU) - 10 min boil
1 pack - WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast - Fermenter
1 capsule - Servomyces Yeast Nutrient - 10 min boil
Bring 2.5 galons of water to 152°F and steep grains for 30 minutes.
Remove grains and stir in 5 lb of CBW® Pilsen Light DME.
Bring water to a boil and add 1 oz of Saaz hops.
After 30 minutes, add 1 oz Styrian Aurora hops.
In 10 minutes, add 1 oz Saaz hops.
Boil 10 more minutes and add 1 oz Styrian Aurora hops, and yeast nutrient.
After 10 more minutes, turn heat off.
Cool beer to 55°F. Transfer to fermenter. Fill to 5 gallons with water.
Pitch a pack of White Labs WLP515 Antwerp Ale Yeast.