PJ’s Summer Ale

Despite all of the gardening that has been going on, spring hadn’t sprung for me until now. That’s because today we brewed our first beer of the season. We only brew in the spring and summer, because we prefer to do it outdoors. Last year we created Tony’s Summer Ale, which was a universal success. My father even preferred it over Sam Adams Summer Ale, a huge feat. Sadly, we lost the recipe when my husband blanked his computer without saving the Beersmith files. So this year we’re starting fresh. Buckles hung out and kept us company.

I had meant to do a complete step-by-step photo tutorial, but I forgot to put an SD card in my camera in the beginning. Then I was frustrated and slacked a bit on the pics once I realized and put a card in. Next time, though, the tutorial will be complete. And hey, at least we have the recipe.


6 lbs Wheat Liquid Extract
1 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt (steep)
1 lbs Wheat, Flaked (steep)
2 ounces Cascade Hops [6.40 %] (45 min)
1 ounces Cascade Hops [6.40 %] (10 min)
1 tsp. Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min)
3 grams Grains of Paradise

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