10 April, 2011

Home Brew: Cascadian Dark Ale

Today is sample day, and this time it is a Cascadian Dark Ale I bottled two weeks ago. This was a wild shot in the dark at making a dark roasty pale ale, and it came out pretty good. Great balance of malts and hops, with a bit of chocolate on the back end.

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity 1.060 OG
Estimated FG 1.015 FG
Recipe Bitterness 68 IBU
Alcohol by Volume 5.8%
Recipe Color 31° SRM
Alcohol by Weight 4.5%

1.90 lb Alexander's LME - Pale Extract
0.50 lb Brown Sugar, Light Sugar Other
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (US) Grain Mashed
0.20 lb Molasses Sugar Other
1.00 lb Two-row (US) Grain Mashed

1.00 oz Centennial Whole 35 minutes
0.75 oz Cascade Whole 15 minutes
0.50 oz Yakima Golding Whole 10 minutes

4.00 unit Generic ingredient Other 4 teaspoons of cocoa powder
1.00 unit Irish Moss Fining 1/2 tsp
0.50 unit Safale S-05 Dry Ale Yeast American: Temperature Range: 59°-75° F 11.5 GRAMS


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