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Firestone Walkers Pale 31® Ale - Extract Beer Brewing Kit (5 Gallons)
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Fact: Firestone Walker has been named "Mid-Size Brewery of the Year" four times. Another fact: Pale 31 has won 10 Gold Medals since 2003 (yeah, that's one a year!).

The Pale 31 California Pale Ale is what some refer to as "The Perfect American Pale Ale". Light in body and color, but strong in hop flavor and aroma, this is one of those beers that most beer lovers will always want on tap. After having one, you'll most likely want another, and being under 5% ABV makes this a little more possible! The recipe consists of our ultralight liquid malt extract, Munich malt, and dextrin for added mouthfeel. The hops are a perfect blend of Fuggles, Chinook, Cascade and Centennial.

Firestone Walker's head brewer Matt Brynildson had worked on his Pale Ale recipe for a long time before being perfectly satisfied. We know that once you taste this beer, you'll agree with us that his hard work has definitely paid off!

Don't forget to purchase The Brewing Network's "The Perfect American Pale Ale" DVD too! Matt Brynildson discusses water modification, recipe formulation, and techniques on how to brew Pale 31! To read more, click here.

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags or yeast. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled unless otherwise requested at the time of purchase.

WLP005 - White Labs British Ale
WLP007 - White Labs Dry English Ale
WY1098 - Wyeast British Ale
WY1187 - Wyeast Ringwood Ale
IYA01 - Imperial House

Item # KIT731
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Availability California - In Stock
Pennsylvania - In Stock
Weight 12LBS
ABV %4.5
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentLow (3-5%)
BitternessLow (10-25ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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never had it I like pales too
MARLO M on Sep 13, 2018
They make great beer
Adam Reynolds on Mar 16, 2018
never had it I like pales too
MARLO M on Sep 13, 2018
love the beer
Erik H on Mar 16, 2018
They make great beer
Adam Reynolds on Mar 16, 2018
love the beer
Erik H on Mar 16, 2018

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Delicious Classic Pale Ale
Caveat - I'm not an expert brewer, but I love a good pale ale. The hops, the aroma, the flavor (especially when paired with some greasy pub food!). I don't know many beer things. I picked this recipe because it won some fancy awards. I still don't know many beer things, but I know this pale ale is AMAZING. Came out perfect. All the tasty, smelly, hoppy stuff you want from a pale ale.
February 11, 2018
9 months ago
Good beer starts with a good process, and good equipment
Firestone Walker's Pale 31 Ale is rapidly turning into one of my favorites.
Firestone Walker's Pale 31 Ale is rapidly turning into one of my favorites.
Four tapper in the garage
Aging and staging kegorator
On tap
Aging and staging kegorator inside
January 31, 2018
9 months ago
Great Kit
Great kit. Came out with a great beer. Didn't taste exactly like the Pale 31 but still great.
May 7, 2014
Good aroma.
This was my first beer I kegged so it's hard to tell, but seemed to be a little thin and lacking in much malty flavor you'd expect.
May 6, 2014
Great pale
Tasted it against pale 31 from bottle and thought mine tasted better, could be a little bias. It is a smooth easy drinking pale, not to much but I would say just enough. Will make more of this one.
April 27, 2014
Great beer!
Pale 31 is one of my most purchased craft beers so I was very excited to try this kit out. Was very impressed overall. Highly recommended.
February 12, 2014
I am making this again!
Great kit! I've been brewing for less than a year, but this was probably my 8th or 9th batch, and the first time I dry hopped (5 days). Side by side with the commercial version, the flavor is spot on.

I don't have a wort chiller yet, so I do the water bath in the sink to cool the wort. Because of this, mine turned out a little cloudy since I don't get the best cold break. However, this is only cosmetic.

Color is exactly the same. Of the recommended yeast options I used the White Labs British WLP005. The best my hallway closet could regulate the temperature in late November/early December was about 64 degrees, on the low end for that yeast. Commercial ABV is 4.9%, mine measured 4.1%.

Now that I've brewed several batches and figuring out what I like, this will probably be my "go to" pale ale kit going forward.
January 18, 2014