MARK IV – Whitey’s Gone Fishin’ Pale Ale

MARK IV

This one is in bottles right now! It was loosely based on “Whitey’s Gone Fishin’ Pale Ale” found in The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. Again, we couldn’t help but make some changes.

Brewed July 12, 2009

6:45 PM

Two gallons of bottled spring water, six pounds golden light Briss malt extract, 0.6 lbs Alexander’s Sun Country pale malt extract, and one ounce of Amarillo hops added to the brewpot and heated to a boil.

7:05 PM

Wort at low boil. Boiled for 50 minutes.

7:56 PM

Added 0.75 ounces of Saaz hops. Boiled for 10 additional minutes. Should have added Irish moss here.

8:06 PM

Added 0.5 ounces of Willamette hops (5.6% alpha acid) turned off heat, put lid on, let stand 5 minutes.

8:12 PM

Placed wort pot into ice bath in sink. 20 lbs ice was used.

8:40 PM

Wort at 64 degrees Fahrenheit – a little colder than desired. Removed wort pot from ice bath and poured wort into fermenter. A considerable amount of sediment was left on the bottom of the pot. Poured three gallons of water into fermenter to bring total wort to five gallons.

8:45 PM

Pitched Wyeast 1028 London Ale Yeast into 64 degree Fahrenheit wort.

8:55 PM

Initial Gravity 1.045 inches

As an experiment, we took gravity measurements regularly during the fermentation after the airlock bubbling has significantly slowed.

July 17, 2009 6:45 PM

Gravity 1.014 inches

July 18, 2009 7:40 PM

Gravity 1.013 inches

July 20, 2009

Bottled using typical methods. Gravity 1.013 inches.

Resulted in a pale ale which is quite drinkable, probably the most drinkable brew thus far. Nice session ale.