Is It Beer Yet – 13 Beers for Halloween – Patient Zero Pale

Beer number 6 is up next, and it’s the style I haven’t been able get a look on for years now.

“Patient Zero Pale”, named after the original content house from Halloween Horror Nights 28, is a simple, straight forward Pale Ale. Or at least it should be. For years I’ve struggled with this style – most of the time I add too many specialty malts and too few hops.

For this brew I take the George Costanza approach and do the opposite of what I think I should do while making this beer.

Does that approach work? Check out this episode of “Is It Beer Yet” and find out!

Full Recipe (All Grain 1 Gallon):

2lb 2.2 oz Pale Malt 2-Row
3.2 oz Crystal 80L
.6 oz Carapils

Mash for 60 minutes at 153 degrees F


.2 oz Cascade Hops 60 min
.3 oz Cascade Hops 10 min
.25 oz Cascade Hops 5 min
.1 oz Galaxy Hops 5 min
.2 oz Cascade Hops at Flame Out


3.3 grams Safale US-05 Yeast

After 5 days of fermentation:

.3 oz Galaxy Dry hop 5 days

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Is It Beer Yet

In 2016 Matt from finally began to pursue a hobby he wanted to take up for decades – home brewing. This series is an audio journal and recap of each attempt at creating a unique beer from planning, brewing, kegging and tasting. There’s a lot of up and downs and some unexpected surprises throughout this learning path, but inevitably Matt always learns something new each episode. Grab and beer and check out this unique take on this fantastic hobby!

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