Backyard Pale – 2011 Harvest

Backyard Pale - 2011 Harvest

A simple Pale Ale brewed using only the homegrown Centennial and Cascade hops from my first year backyard hop harvest.

The label in the picture above doesn’t show clearly, but it’s actually this picture:

Results

Overview
  • Starting gravity
    • 1.062 (actual)
  • Final gravity
    • 1.014 (actual)
  • ABV
    • ~6%

It’s actually quite good! Very easy to drink.

Recipe

The recipe was very simple:

Malt
  • 1 lb Crystal 40 malt
  • 6 lbs light dry malt extract
Hops
  • ~5/8 oz Centennial (all)
    • 60 minutes (bittering)
  • 0.5 oz Cascade
    • 60 minutes (bittering)
  • 1 oz Cascade
    • 12 minutes (flavoring)
  • 0.5 oz Cascade
    • 1 minute (aroma)
Yeast
  • 1 package Wyeast
    (Whoops! I didn’t note which kind)

Gravity: 1.062

Timeline
  • Brewed
    • February 13, 2012
  • Transferred
    • N/A
  • Bottled
    • March 5, 2012
  • Tasted
    • March 16, 2012

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