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Pineapple Pale Ale
« on: April 25, 2014, 04:33:13 PM »
Just mashed-in on this one. Trying to keep it middle of the style for IBUs to be more of a crowd pleaser.

Recipe: Pineapple Pale Ale
Brewer: Jordan Harris
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Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.98 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.28 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 4.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.050 SG
Estimated Color: 11.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 36.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.00 kg               Fruit - Pineapple (Boil 15 mins) (0.0 SR Adjunct       1        0.0 %         
2.80 kg               Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         2        66.7 %       
0.75 kg               Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM)                Grain         3        17.9 %       
0.65 kg               Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM)               Grain         4        15.5 %       
0.50 oz               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min     Hop           5        20.4 IBUs     
0.50 oz               Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min     Hop           6        15.7 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        7        -             
1.00 oz               Summit [14.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           8        0.0 IBUs     
2.0 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         9        -             


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 4.20 kg
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Offline Jake

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2014, 04:37:35 PM »
first time I've heard of pineapple in beer .... where'd you get this idea?
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2014, 05:08:26 PM »
Hey Jake, Shane from Hammond River Brewing ( @Canuck ) posted a similar recipe on the Brewnoser forum a while back and it intrigued me. Hopefully it turns out well enough to share in a month!
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 09:30:42 PM »
Hmmmm...this does seem interesting. I bet some Nelson Sauvin would go wicked with this beer! Hope you can bring it to a meeting Jordan.  :drink:

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2014, 11:19:24 PM »
Definitely Al, I'll bring the results- good or bad. Tasting the OG sample, it didn't have a strong taste of pineapple so we'll see how it ferments out.

This is a pic of the hop/pineapple bag, post boil... tasted a few chucnks with the hop residue, and it was ... interesting

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2014, 06:12:18 AM »
I would think a subtle flavour is all you'd want anyway. 

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2014, 08:00:32 AM »
Consider adding the fruit during secondary fermentation next time, it would be interesting to see if it is any better. 

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2014, 10:04:38 AM »
Kegged and sampled this last night... very subtle pineapple taste which is what I was shooting for, can't wait for it to carb up. I'll bring it to the 24th meeting.
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 10:47:37 AM »
Sounds really good, looking forward to trying it.

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2014, 10:48:12 PM »
Cool. how much pineapple did you end up using in it?

I'll have a growler of raspberry wheat for the next meeting. I used right around a pound per 5 gallons in mine ... results in subtle fruit flavour.
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2014, 11:02:15 PM »
I cut up a large pineapple from costco and put in the boil, didn't weigh it. 5 gallon batch
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2014, 11:16:34 AM »
Consider adding the fruit during secondary fermentation next time, it would be interesting to see if it is any better.

This will preserve a lot more of the fruit aromas, as the more delicate ones tend to get expelled during an aggressive primary ferment
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2014, 09:30:19 AM »
Quick update on this one... at two weeks I didn't get much pineapple, and that was the common feedback at the last meeting. But at four weeks you seem to get the pineapple a lot more and it's quite tasty in my opinion
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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2014, 09:38:25 AM »
Quick update on this one... at two weeks I didn't get much pineapple, and that was the common feedback at the last meeting. But at four weeks you seem to get the pineapple a lot more and it's quite tasty in my opinion

Might be the hops fading...

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Re: Pineapple Pale Ale
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2014, 10:01:14 AM »
Yeah, that's my initial thought... not sure what I would do differently next time... don't think I would want the full flavour of adding it in secondary
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