Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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Recipe formulation using info provided by the fine folks at Sierra Nevada Brewery.

6.6 lbs Coopers Light Malt Extract
1 lb Coopers Light Dry Malt Extract
1/2 lb 60L Crystal Malt
1/4 lb Carapils® Malt
1 tsp Irish Moss
1 oz Perle Leaf Hops (20 min)
1/2 oz Perle Leaf Hops (15 min)
1 oz Cascade leaf Hops (2 min)
1 oz Cascade Leaf Hops (steeped)
1 vial White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001)
Coopers Carbonation Drops (priming)

1. Steep Crystal and Crapils® malts in 150-180F brewing water (amount of water determined by the size of your pot) for 15-20 minutes. Then remove.
2. Mix in Coopers LIght Malt Extract, Coopers LIght DME and 1 oz Perle hops. Bring to very light boil.
3. Add 2nd addition of Perle hops and Irish Moss with 15 minutes remaining in boil. Add 1st addition of Cascade hops with 2 minutes remaining in boil. Add last addition of Cascades at end of boil.
4. Cool wort in pot to room temperature. Transfer into fermenter. Aerate well, then top up to 5 gallons if necessary