Beer & Wine Recipes
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
January 15, 2010
This is one of my favorite IPA recipes. I’ve tasted a lot of Sierra Nevada clones and none come as close as this one. Just like so many of the great ones, it’s simple and easy to make but is an excellent and great tasting brew.
7 lbs light malt extract
1/2 lb of crystal malt
1 oz Centennial hops- bittering (1 hr.) 10 to 12 HBU
1/2 oz Centennial hops the last 15 minutes
1/2 oz Centennial hops the last 5 minutes
WLP001 California Ale Yeast or safale us-05
Put crystal malt into a muslin bag and toss into your brew pot with cool water. Slowly heat to a slight boil and remove grains. Add your malt extract and return to a boil. Add 1 oz of centennial hops and boil for 45 minutes. Add 1/2 oz of centennial hops and continue boiling for 10 more minutes. After that, add your last 1/2 oz of centennial hops and boil for 5 minutes. Cool and add to fermenter. Top off with enough cold water to make 5 gallons. Pitch yeast when the temperature is about 75F. Fermentation will take about one week, then siphon into a secondary and let sit for another one or two weeks then bottle.