Very full boil pot

Here at Daft Cat, we are big fans of the Seirra Nevada Pale Ale. I was asked to brew some, so I went looking for a recipe and came across this SNPA recipe by Mysterio

I was in the process of putting in my grain order from The Malt Miller when I saw they actually had a recipe pack for it, so I added that and a wlp001 to the rest of my brew haul which was covered in my Home Brew Wednesday video on 6th March 2013 .

Here is the result of the boil. The hot break was pretty mad but the boil kettle was filled up a bit more than usual.

I actually remembered to get some Camden tabs, so the water was treated to de-chlorinate it this time. Unfortunately I managed to miss my pre boil gravity by 3 points and the post boil by 4 so instead of pitching into a 1.058 it was a 1.054

Mysterios SNPA Beersmith recipe


Mysterios SNPA
American Pale Ale
Type: All Grain Date: 08/03/2013
Batch Size
23.00 l
Boil Size: 30.60 l Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Boiler and cooler – All Grain
End of Boil Volume 27.56 l Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 21.49 l Est Mash Efficiency 83.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Taste Notes:







5450.00 g Lager Malt (3.9 EBC) Grain 1 92.4 %
450.00 g Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (78.8 EBC) Grain 2 7.6 %
33.00 g Northern Brewer [10.60 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 3 30.3 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 4
30.00 g Cascade [7.40 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 5 7.7 IBUs
70.00 g Cascade [7.40 %] – Boil 1.0 min Hop 6 1.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 7

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.058 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.011 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.2 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 39.9 IBUs Calories: 427.1 kcal/l
Est Color: 13.4 EBC

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 5900.00 g
Sparge Water: 21.12 l Grain Temperature: 22.2 C
Sparge Temperature: 75.6 C Tun Temperature: 22.2 C
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps



Step Temperature

Step Time
Mash In Add 16.89 l of water at 72.7 C 65.6 C 60 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 21.12 l water at 75.6 C
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI Carbonation Used: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 7.2 C Age for: 30.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage Storage Temperature: 18.3 C


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Sarah is an experienced home brewer, a qualified BJCP beer judge, organiser of the Welsh National Homebrew Competition and sometimes Brewtuber under her home brewery name, Daft Cat Brewing