Nick’s Beerfest Winning Pale Ale

Grain Bill

Grain EBC %
Weyermann Vienna 66%
Simpsons Maris Otter 25%
Weyermann Caramunich I 4%
Joe White Crystal 60 60 3%
Joe White Wheat 2%

Hop Schedule

Name Weight AA Type Time
Chinook 12.5g % First Wort Hops 60 Mins
Chinook 12.5g % Boil 15 Mins
Citra 20g % Boil 15 Mins
Mosaic 20g % Boil 15 Mins
Chinook 10g % Boil 5 Mins
Citra 20g % Boil 5 Mins
Mosaic 20g % Boil 5 Mins
Citra 25g % Whirlpool 10-15 Mins
Mosaic 25g % Whirlpool 10-15 Mins

Mash Steps

Step Temp Time
Sacc 68° C 60 Mins
Mashout 74° C 10 Mins


Name Amount Type
Wyeast 1217 Appropriate Starter Cells Liquid


I picked this yeast up cheap from Full Pint, never used it before. This recipe is my “house” pale ale, so I normally try either different yeast or hops to try stuff out. I was really happy with this yeast but you can use a lot of different yeasts with good results. There are the obvious clean west coast US yeasts. I also really like using WLP007 Dry English at 18-19c. I don’t want to ferment too dry as it is a low ABV so I need some sugars and body to balance the beer.

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