Ant’s West Side Pale Ale

Just how a good West Coast Pale ale should be! A bit of caramel maltiness, some lovely citrus, pine hops on the nose with a thirst quenching bitterness on the end. The BRY-97 lends a little bit of fruitiness too, but if that is not your vibe sub in the squeaky clean US-05.


3kg SAB Pale Malt
0.63kg Munich Malt
0.4kg Carapils Malt
0.2kg Cara Extra Dark (150 EBC))
12g Magnum Hops (60 min)
15g Simcoe (5 min)
15g Citra (1 min)
Sachet of Danstar BRY-97 West Coast Ale Yeast


Add 9.5 litres of water at 78°C to the mash tun and allow to cool to 74°C.
Add all grains.
Temp should drop to 67°C (Add cool/hot water to reach this temp).
Steep for 60 min.
Temp should remain constant.


(2-Step Batch Sparge)
Step 1: Add 5 litres of water to the mash tun at 78°C. Tap off wort into Boil Pot until water level is just above the surface of grain bed.
Step 2: Add another 10 litres of water to the mash tun at 78°C. Tap off wort into Boil Pot.


(60 mins):
Boil Size: 20.5 litres.
Add 12g of Magnum at 60 min.
Add 15g Simcoe at 5 min.
Add 15g Citra at 1 min.


Cool wort to 22°C, pour/siphon into fermentor, aerate well and pitch yeast. Estimated Original Gravity (OG) is 1.056 SG. Ferment between 15-19 degrees. Allow to ferment for a week or two or until Specific Gravity (SG) readings are identical over a 24-hour period. Estimated Final Gravity (FG) is 1.013 SG. Once fermentation is done,tap off and bottle/keg.

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5 Responses to “Ant’s West Side Pale Ale”

  1. Louwrens November 24, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

    Hi, I still have quite a bit of Summit and Cascades hops left from a previous brew. Is it at all possible to use either of those in this recipe, rather than buying another 50g and only using 15g? Just wondering! Thanks

    • Craig Loder November 24, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

      Hi Louwerns,

      It depends on how they have been stored and how long you have had them for. The best way to check is to smell them.

      1- Do the still smell like they should (IE. Cascade- do you get Floral and citrus notes). They should be strong.
      2- Have they started smelling funny (IE Cheesy smell)


      • Louwrens November 24, 2016 at 4:57 pm #

        Hi Craig, thanks for the reply – I’ll check the smell (~6 months old). What I’d like to know though is whether these hops would work in this recipe, or will it completely change the beer?

  2. David October 4, 2017 at 3:29 pm #

    Hi how much carbonation and brew bright should I add ?

    • Craig Loder October 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm #

      Hi Dave, for carbonation we generally work on 6g/pL. The Brew Brite is aprox 15g p/hL, so about 20g per 20-25l batch.

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