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Brewday today - pls help make an extract light beer recipe

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Hi folks, 

 just got my locally procured Pale DME.

 Would like to make a dead simple light ale as my first try,  something like the MB Classic American Light. 

 I have two yeast options. US05 and Saf04.

 Have two hops - Magnum and Cascade.

 Appreciate your suggestions on the possibilities as well as basic instructions.

/Sam

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whats the brew size? how much dme did you get? 

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OK. So I normally brew about 1.1-1.2 gallons because of my fermenter size and am happy to scale down the recipe from 5 gallons.

I have about 30 lbs of DME so no restrictions.

/Sam

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ok for 1.5 gal use;  2lb dme , 14g cascade x 30min, 7g cascade@20 min, 7gcascade@5min, us-o5 yeast .

American Pale Ale

according to beer smith

 O.G. 1.058

 F.G.  1.013

 IBU   37.3

 SRM 7.6

 ABV  5.9%

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That looks good.  I would modify it just a little bit it if were me, and use magnum for the bittering hop addition.  Higher AAU so you wouldn't need to use as much (don't have access to Beersmith at the moment, so can't give you amount).  They are also a common bittering hop for APAs (Sierra Nevada Pale Ale).  Just my $0.02

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Thanks folks. I went with making an Amber ale. 

1 gallon batch

100g amber malt steep 20 min

250g DME 60 m boil

2g magnum 60 min

250g DME 30 min boil

1 g cascade 30min

1 g cascade 15 min

US05 3g rehydrated

 Seems bit darker than I thought it would be. Wort taste seemed very ordinary.

Photo attached below. 

Experts,  your comments on what to do to improve the recipe,  schedule,  etc. 

/Sam

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