NorthWest Pale Ale Ingredients
(makes 5 gallons)
Steep crushed malted grain in 2 gallons of 150° water (tap water is about 130°) for 30 minutes. Don’t fret the temp too much, relax. Remove the grain from the hot water with a strainer, then bring water to a boil. When boiling starts, remove pot from burner and add 2 cup dry malt extract. Return to a boil, then add 1/2 oz. Perle hops and Irish Moss, and boil for 60 minutes. Add the second 1/2 oz addition of Perle hops with 30 minutes left in the boil.
With about 7 to 8 minutes left in the boil add the remainder of malt syrup and dry malt extract and stir to mix. Now add 3 oz. Cascade hops for last 5 minutes of the boil. Fill your sanitized carboy with 2 gallons of cold water. Strain the hot wort into the carboy and top off to the 5 gallon mark. Add yeast when beer is less than 78°, and ferment and bottle as ususal.