Recipe: El Dorado® Hazy Apricot Pale Ale
Updated: Jun 16
Just in time for summer, this Hazy Apricot Pale Ale is perfect to add to your beer list.
El Dorado® is known for its stone fruit flavors, so naturally, it pairs well with apricots. Used with Cashmere in the dry hop will be sure to make it pop with flavors of lemon, peach, and melon. This recipe was crafted by Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing.
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Hazy Apricot Pale Ale
2-row/base malt 82%
Unmalted Wheat 9%
Flaked Oats 9%
Lactic Acid or Acidulated Malt to achieve 5.1 pH
Rice Hulls (whatever your system needs to keep your lauter flowing)
Chinook (14% AA) @ 60 minutes – 10 IBU
El Dorado (15.5% AA) @ WHP – .75#/bbl
Cashmere (6.8% AA) @ WHP - .5#/bbl
Apricot Puree – 25#/bbl (aseptic puree is best, added 48 hours into fermentation. This will add 1.8°P to OG to achieve finished ABV of 5.5%)
El Dorado @ 2#/bbl
Cashmere @ .5#/bbl
Mash temp: 154°F
Target mash pH: 5.1
Target end of boil pH: 5.3 (adjust with lactic acid if necessary)
Boil time: 60 minutes
Yeast: WLP066 London Fog, Wyeast 1318 London III
Fermentation Temp: 68F
Dry Hop Details: Add dry hop 1.5-2°P before terminal gravity at fermentation temperature, crash to 32°F after 7 days or when AA/VDK spec is reached, whichever is later.
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