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Nor’west American Pale Ale

You will need:

  • 1 Can Blue Mountain Lager
  • 1 kg Ultrabrew
  • 1 Lager/Pilsner Grain Pack
  • 40g Simcoe Hops Pellets
  • 1 Packet US-05 Yeast





  1. Well in advance of preparing recipe, place 5-10 litres of water in a fridge and chill*
  2. Place Lager/Pilsner Grain Pack and 1 litre of hot tap water in a pot and steep for 30 minutes.
  3. Strain the grain through a sieve into a saucepan. Rinse the grain with another 1 litre hot water and collect this liquid in the saucepan as well. Bring the liquid to the boil and add 10gms Simcoe Hops Pellets.
  4. After boiling for 5 minutes, turn off heat and place 10gms Simcoe Hops Pellets into the pot for 10 minutes to steep.
  5. Add the liquid to the fermenter, with the Blue Mountain Lager and Ultrabrew, and add stir vigorously to dissolve.
  6. Add chilled water to make up 22 litres at 20-25°C and stir for 5 minutes to aerate.
  7. Add US-05 Yeast, stir gently, seal fermenter and store in cool conditions, ideally 18°C **
  8. After 4 days, open fermenter and add 20g Simcoe Hops***.


*    Use sterilized containers with lids. Do not leave your fermenter to cool before adding yeast, as this increases the chance of an infection.  Use the chilled water to reach a satisfactory temperature and add yeast immediately. 


** Try to maintain a cool, even temperature in the fermenter, ideally down to 18°C. Place your fermenter next to brick walls or on a cement slab, or wrap it in a towel with one end in water, if the temperature is too high.  Use a Brewers Choice Brewing Thermostat and old fridge for optimum brewing conditions.


*** Adding loose hops into the fermenter is a great way to get that fresh aroma and flavour into your brew. Don’t worry    about them floating around – they’ll settle down to the bottom when the ferment is finished.


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