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Session Style Black Ale HomeBrew Recipe

Session Style Black Ale
Session Style Black Ale
Session Style Black Ale


Recipe Type: All Grain
Size: Gallons
Beer Style: Session-Style Black Ale
Target ABV: 4.7%
Target IBUs: 50
4.5/ 5

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Posted August 12, 2013 by


All Grain Session Style Black Ale Recipe

Profile: HomeBrew recipe for a low ABV Black Ale packed with caramel and piney hop flavor. Late hop additions and high amounts of crystal malts make this a flavor-packed Session Ale.



8.5 lbs Maris Otter

6 oz. Carafa III

4 oz. Crystal 40

4 oz. Crystal 60

4 oz. Cyrstal 80

3 oz. Chocolate Malt


1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 60 minutes

1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, 15 minutes

1 oz. Chinook 13%a, at 10 minutes

1/2 oz. Simcoe 13%a, at flameout

YeastWhite Labs WLP001 California or Wyeast 1056 American Ale

Dry-Hop: 1 oz. Simcoe (whole leaf)


Mash all grains for 1 hour at 152 degrees.

Sparge at 170 degrees.

One hour boil with hop regimen above.

Ferment at 63-68 degrees.

Rack to keg or secondary and age for 4 weeks. Dry-hop for the last 7 days.

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