American Ales Swaen Mexico - American Pale Ale- AG

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  1. plaztikjezuz

    plaztikjezuz Defender (625) Dec 19, 2004 Michigan

    Swaen Mexico
    American Pale Ale
    All Grain
    5 Gallons
    1.060
    1.011
    7.3 SRM
    6.3% abv
    40 IBU ( Rager)

    [Efficiency Target] 70%

    [Grain Bill]
    9# Swaen Pilsner
    2# Swaen Light Munich 5 degrees
    .375# Briess CaraPils
    .125# Swaen Aroma Malt 160 degrees

    [Hop Bill]
    .25 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa First Wort
    .25 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa 20 min
    .25 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa 15 min
    .25 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa 10 min
    .25 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa 5 min
    .25 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa 0 min (flame out/20 minute steep)
    .5 oz HBC 438 16.6% aa Dry Hop 5 days

    [Yeast]
    11 gr US-05 dry pitch

    [Water]
    Water treated with potassium metabisulfite to remove chlorine. I used 1/4 of a campden tablet

    [Process]
    Boil Time 90 min

    Mash.
    150 --> 60 min
    167 --> 20 min
    Batch sparge @170

    Ferment in the mid 60s

    Carbonate to 2.5 vol of co2 per liter of beer

    I use whirlfloc and fermcap-s.

    [Other Notes]

    Beer got it's name as a play on the working name of HBC 438 aka Ron Mexico. Swaen Mexico sounds right by replacing Ron with the Malt company's name; Swaen.

    Beer is very aromatic for only having 2 oz of hops in it. Citrus, tropical, dank, stone fruit, with a good grainy snap that makes it crisp. I have dubbed this a "late hop pale ale" as the style. Many think it is an IPA, but it is a very hoppy pale ale.

    I suggest lagering this beer it makes it better.

    Enjoy.