Features: soft, hoppy, golden and delicious ale (6.9% abv)
Price Range: $28.00
Overall Rating: Very Good
The Willow Ptarmigan often called the "Bird of Alaska." Golden Ptarmigan Pale is soft, golden and pleasantly irresistible.
Ptarmigan Pale Ale
2 Cans High Country Canadian Draft
1 Can Pale Export UME
2 Packets Dry Brewing Yeast (under lid of beer mix)
1 Packet Amarillo Pellet Hops
1 Muslin Hop Sack
1 Packet One-Step™ Sanitizing Cleanser
INGREDIENTS: MALTED TWO ROW BARLEY, HOPS, HOP EXTRACT, BOOSTER, WATER, AND YEAST (Packed Under Lid)
Fermentation, Carbonation And Conditioning Times:
21 days for fermentation
21 days for carbonation
28 days minimum conditioning at 50-70F
02 days minimum in fridge
Fermentation: 27-Feb/20-Mar (68-76F)
Carbonation : 20-Mar/10-Apr (68-76F)
Conditioning: 10-Apr/08-May (50-70F)
"This was my fifth attempt at brewing beer, my second using a 'Hoppy' recipe that included 2 cans of (HME), 1 can of (UME) and pelleted hops. After fermenting for 21 days I sampled this brew before bottling it and as claimed it produced a strong, hoppy flavor and a high alcohol content. Only another 21 days left now for the carbonation to complete and I'll put a liter in the fridge for a few days before drinking it".
The ingredients used in this recipe included 2 cans hopped malt extract (HME), 1 can of unhopped malt extract (UME), 1/2 ounce of hop pellets, and 1 packet of dry yeast. Recipes having more ingredients will require longer fermentation time, to allow the yeast to work.
Just as in the fermentation process carbonation times will depend on the complexities of each recipe. As a rule of thumb recipes containing many ingredients take longer to carbonate than recipes with few ingredients.
Up until this point I completely omitted the very important process of conditioning the beer. Allowing the beer's flavors to fully merge and mature in the bottle before drinking. In a basement, with a consistent year round temperature range of 50-70F, naturally brewed beer can be stored for up to 4 months. Prior to drinking the beer should be refrigerated for 24-48 hours and served cold in a clean glass.