Firestone Walker Brewing Company Pale 31® Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

Firestone Walker Brewing Company Pale 31® Ale | 5 Gallon Beer Recipe Kit | All-Grain

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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 American 2-Row, Munich malt, and Carapils 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.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity: 1.042-45
  • SRM (Color Range): 4
  • IBUs: 13
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 4.5%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. To find our yeast recommendations, choose your preferred kit option above and then select the drop-down menu under “Yeast Options”.  For more info, click on the recommended yeast(s) below in the “You Might Also Need” section below. All grains will come milled, unless you select unmilled base malts.
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Like this beer
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
This brewery is an hour from my house and they have great products
Matt S on Jan 22, 2022
Like this beer
steve P on Dec 27, 2022
I made batch and I added cinnamon sticks and honey to it.... it is fantastic
wolfgang w on Dec 12, 2022
This brewery is an hour from my house and they have great products
Matt S on Jan 22, 2022
Awesome taste.
George on Mar 22, 2020
Nice ale - wife likes
steve P on Dec 9, 2019
great taste all my friends agree
Hector Adame on Oct 9, 2019
No longer made
Doug Cochran on Apr 26, 2019
Xmas gift request.
Matthew A M on Dec 28, 2018
I like this beer.
Bruhop60 on Nov 17, 2018
Because of recommendations on The Brewing Network
David A on Oct 3, 2018
I am a Pale 31 fan
steve P on Apr 16, 2018
Sounds great
William E on Feb 12, 2018
Like pale ales
Valued C on Feb 3, 2018
John R on Jan 25, 2018
I made batch and I added cinnamon sticks and honey to it.... it is fantastic
wolfgang w on Dec 12, 2022
Awesome taste.
George on Mar 22, 2020

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Rated 4 out of 5
Nice kit
I like the idea of the actual brewmaster designing the kit and the directions. It was a pretty straight forward extract kit, no big surprises. I just tasted it, and it was pretty close to the Firestone, and to verify I drank an official pale 31. It is truly in the ballpark of the official pale 31...I'm a happy camper, and the GF is enjoying it also!
January 25, 2017
Rated 5 out of 5
Did well for me!
I followed the generic all grain instructions. Held the mash temperature at 150 deg. F. Well balanced flavor that approaches an IPA. Really noticed the complexity of this one that I haven't experienced with other kits. Used the recommended Wyeast 1098 liquid yeast.The grain bill is a little different. Got another one kit the way!
January 11, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5
No specific instructions included.
When ordering I was assured all the specific mash temps and other procedures were included with the kit. Upon receipt I discovered the generic brew sheet so I called and was told the information I was promised are trade secrets and not available. I found some specific information on homebrewtalk.com regarding the required hop stand procedure and the beer is ok but not real close to the Pale 31.
In my opinion the advertising on this kit is very deceptive and unethical business practice since you will not "clone" the Pale 31 with the information provided.

I will still buy equipment and bulk ingredients from morebeer since I have not had any other problems with this company.

November 9, 2013
Response from MoreFlavor
I guess MoreBeer listened to the complaints, since I bought one kit last week and it came with the following "Specific Recipe Information":

"Matt Brynildson recommends mashing at 145F for 45 minutes, then bringing your mash temperature to 155F for 5-10 minutes prior to mashing out at 168F"
December 22, 2017
Rated 1 out of 5
No brewing steps included I guess you have to buy the kit and the book.
I bought the kit to do the pale31 and when I got the product no steps were included, no mash temps or nothing. I got only extract instructions for an all grain recipe and a two sided extract and all grain recipe sheet that stated only the ingredents and hop times. I called the 800 number to ask the mash temps for the recipe since it was a masters kit and the guy said "Its hard to match that beer and the typical pale ale is mashed from 150 to 154". So why do you sell it as a clone of a comercial beer when you dont recomend mash steps and 154 is way too high for a dry pale ale like FW31.
October 8, 2013
Response from MoreFlavor
I called into CYBI specifically about this recipe and Matt said during the interview that he does a blend of 80% Mission Street Pale ale and 20% Double Barrel ale to create Pale 31.
December 22, 2017