Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale – Big Brew Day 2023

Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale – Big Brew Day 2023

(2 customer reviews)

£25.37

See more product details...

Recipe kit for 2023 Big Brew Day, held on May 6th!

LALLEMAND BRY-97 American West Coast Yeast - 11g

Neutral strain with a high flocculation ability that can be used to make a wide variety of American-style beers.

£3.29

Only 170 left in stock



Quantity:
Add to Wishlist
Add to Wishlist

Description

Held on the first Saturday in May, Big Brew for National Homebrew Day is an opportunity to fire up the kettle and raise a glass to the greatest hobby there is— homebrewing!

Inspired by the great and bountiful Sierra Nevada, this recipe has been brewed over 90 times by its creator Chris P.Frey. Tweaked along the way and loved by many. Once you have brewed this why not make your own adjustments and tweak to suit your preferences! Perhaps switch the hops for something which has equal measure of classic USA heritage like Centennial or Citra

Ingredients Included

Simpsons Malt – Crystal Light
Crisp Lager Malt (Europils)

Total Grain Bill – 5.2kg
Cascade Whole Hops 100g
Lallemand BRY-97


Method

Beer Style (main): American Ales
Beer Style (sub): American-Style Pale Ale
Batch Size: 19
Original Gravity: 1.060
Final Gravity: 1.013
ABV %: 6.2
IBU: 45
Mash efficiency: 73
Brewing equipment: Brewers Choice

THE MASH
Temperature °C (Step 1): 69
Length (mins) (Step 1): 60
Temperature °C (Step 2): 76
Length (mins) (Step 2): 15
Temperature °C (Step 3):
Length (mins) (Step 3):
Temperature °C (Step 4):
Length (mins) (Step 4):
Temperature °C (Step 5):
Length (mins) (Step 4):
Mash notes: N/A

THE BOIL
Boil time (mins): 75

Hop / kettle additions and timing:

25g Cascade @ 75min
25g Cascade @ 60min
25g Cascade @ 15min
25g Cascade @ 5min

Whirlpool / hop stand:

If you would prefer, the last addition of hops can be added as a whirlpool addition to amplify the aroma of the Cascade hops.

Yeast: BRY 97
Fermentation temperature/steps: Ferment at 20c for 2 weeks, or until fermentation has finished and a Diacetyl rest has been completed (raise temp by 2c for 2-3 days)

Secondary additions:

If you would prefer, the last addition of hops can be added as a whirlpool addition to amplify the aroma of the Cascade hops.
Comments:

Keg or Bottle and condition for 1-2 weeks.

Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale is the official Big Brew 2023 homebrew recipe. Follow The American Homebrewers Association for updates!

Additional information

Weight 5.337 kg
Country of Origin GB
HS Code 2106909853

2 reviews for Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale – Big Brew Day 2023

  1. Stephen Lunn (verified owner)

    I aimed for 19L “in the keg” (21.25L in the fermenter), so I mashed at 68°C and managed to hit the ABV of 6.2% with a FG of 1.007. I then lowered the temp to 14°C and dry-hopped with an additional 100g of Cascade I had for five days, finally crash-cooling to 2°C and holding this for three days.
    The beer has turned out rather well. As I brewed this while the coronation was in progress, I’ve renamed my version to “King Good Ale”.

  2. steve.novis (verified owner)

    Very nice, I over sparged and ended up with 23 litres . My OG was 1.050 and ended at 1.010. Very drinkable and nicely hopped. Will definitely brew again. Cheers 🍻

Add a review