Frank Ellis Pale Ale (Malt Extract Kit)

Frank Ellis Pale Ale (Malt Extract Kit)

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The legendary Frank Ellis, Grandfather of our Signature Series Kits, brings you his over the top Pale Ale with an amazing 7 oz of hops and 9 lbs of malt extract. It has the malt, alcohol and hoppiness of an IPA but the bitterness of a Pale Ale. Frank started with our American Pale Ale II, KIT250 – but this wasn’t enough flavor for Frank. So he added one pound of malt extract, more finish hops, followed by... yet more finish hops! The resulting flavor is malty with plenty of hop flavor, courtesy of the copious amounts of Cascade and Willamette hops. One day while  on the phone placing an order with us, Frank got tired of having to make these additions to our existing KIT250 so he asked why he couldn’t have his own kit to cut down on confusion. He was absolutely right!  So the series was born! When you are drinking any of the Signature Series recipes, raise your glass and give a virtual cheers to fellow homebrewer Frank Ellis in Missouri for the good idea. Frank has brewed his own kit an amazing 62 times over the last decade! Frank recommends using White Labs California yeast, WLP001 or Wyeast American, WY1056.

  • Makes 5 gallons
  • Estimated Original Gravity:1.058-62
  • SRM (Color Range): 11
  • IBU's: 39-42
  • Estimated Alcohol Percentage: 5.8%

Our recipe kits DO NOT include grain bags, yeast or priming sugar. The recommended yeast(s) can be found below. All grains will come milled.

WLP001 - White Labs California Ale
WY1056 - Wyeast American Ale
GY001 - GigaYeast NorCal Ale #1
IYA07 - Imperial Flagship

California Recipients: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
Item # KIT750
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Availability California - In Stock
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Weight 15LBS
ABV %5.8
Beer StylePale Ale & Bitter
Ready to Drink Within2-4 Weeks
Alcohol ContentMedium (5-7%)
BitternessMedium (26-45ibu)
Fermentation Temp Range64-72
Brewing MethodExtract
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My husband wants it for Christmas
Kellie K on Dec 18, 2018
My husband wants it for Christmas
Kellie K on Dec 18, 2018
It is a great kit. Just made it this fall and we are missing it already.
Chad D on Mar 28, 2018
It is a great kit. Just made it this fall and we are missing it already.
Chad D on Mar 28, 2018

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Perfect summer beer for those who like to taste the beer.
I make opaque stouts in the winter, but I like a lighter, but not light, beer when it is hot outside. I come back to Frank Ellis's kit time after time. I do make my own labels, however, which call it "Dan'l's Perfect Landing Triple-Hopped Ale" with a picture of a skydiver under canopy.
June 26, 2016
A Superb
I'm not sure if it is correct to call it a Pale IPA, but I think the shoe fits and I'm going to wear it. I'm certainly going to keep brewing it.

I find that many Pale Ales are a bit too boring for my tastes. I also find that IPAs tend to be all about the hops to the point that the malt character is an afterthought. The Frank Ellis Recipe brings out the best of both worlds and gives you substantial malt and mouthfeel to go along with a nice bite that lets you know there are some hops in there.

I aspire to have a kit named after me someday, but until then it is my honor to honor Frank and his lovely Pale IPA.
May 30, 2013
So much hops, but little bang
With 7oz of hops you would expect a lot more of a bang from the profile. It came out a bit sweet tasting from the honey malt combined with being an extract brew. I would recommend adding some gypsum if your water isn't modified. Otherwise, the hops are not as apparent as they should be for this amount.
May 29, 2013