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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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