Mark VI – American Pils “B-Day Brew”
Mitch and I had our hearts set on brewing up a SweetWater IPA clone, but Hop City’s homebrew supplies were nearly cleaned out. We still wanted to brew so we threw together a recipe based loosely around Whitey’s Pale Ale. Brewed the day before my birthday (9/20/2009).
The actual recipe bears nearly no semblance to the published recipe. It took a serious turn towards a Pilsner. Pilsen malts, Saaz, Amerillo and Tettnang hops make for a powerful (~5.5%, 35 IBUs) “American” Pilsner. As soon as it finishes fermentation, I’ll give tasting notes.
Seems I lost the exact recipe, but I have the hopville notes. I will reproduce the recipe as best as I can here.
- Malts and Fermentables
Estimated 1.053 OG, 1.013 FG. Batch 5 gallons.
- 6# Pilsner Liquid Extract
- 1# 6oz Pale Liquid Extract
Estimated 41.7 IBU
- 60 min 0.7oz Saaz
- 60 min 1.2oz Amarillo
- 10 min 1.2oz Saaz
- 1 min 1oz Tettnang
Wyeast London Ale
Used a pinch of Irish moss to help clarity, scale used was only accurate to tenths of an ounce.
- Tasting Notes
This one started out very strange. It was very “green” with an odd taste of peppermint or wintergreen. After a few more weeks in the bottles, it turned into a very nice beer. It was often preferred over Mark IV, its weaker cousin.