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Old 01-12-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - American Pale Ale

Plan to brew this on Saturday, made up recipe.

- 16# American 2-row
- 2# Biscuit
- 1# Munich
- 1# Crystal 15
- 1# Crystal 40

- 1 oz Centennial @ 60 mins
- 1 oz Centennial @ 15 mins
- 1 oz Citra @10 mins
- 1 oz Citra @ 5 mins

Single infusion mash at 154 F. Batch sparge with 170 F.
Ferment 7-14 days until hit target gravity, secondary if you like.
Force carb in keg.

Let you know how it turns out.

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Old 01-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #2
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I'm assuming that this is a 10 gallon recipe. Have you used that much Biscuit before? I've never used that much, but it seems a little high to me.

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That is a lot of biscuit, even for a 10G recipe. I'd scale that back personally, but this is your beer and your decision. Pale Ales are supposed to be a showcase for the hops. Your malt bill has a lot going on, in my opinion.

My typical pale 10G malt bill looks like this.

17 lb. 2 row
2 lb.crystal 40
1 lb.white wheat
1 lb. carapils

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Thanks for the tips, i was split between a red ale and a pale ale, so i decided to go with a toasty pale ale. It is 10 G. Already got my non 2-row grain and all mixed up, no going back now!

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Also wanted to get a toasty/biscuity fat tire taste in there too

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Sounds interesting, I have often thought I would like Fat Tire with double the IBUs and hop flavor.

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I hope it turns out well for you.

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Finally got around to getting this out of primary yesterday. Tastes great, toasty but balanced with malt and hops, just what I was looking for! Hit FG of 1.009. Since i only had one keg free, I thought I would do a comparison of secondary vs. no secondary. Put 5 gals in a carboy for secondary and crash cooled a keg with the other 5 and will put that on c02 today. Very happy with it so far. Kept the yeast slurry for another brew.

Originally planned for 60 min boil but was running out of gas and the boil wasn't as vigorous as i wanted it to be so bumped it up to 75 mins thus changed hop schedule to:

- 1 oz Centennial @ 75 mins
- 1 oz Centennial @ 25 mins
- 1 oz Citra @10 mins
- 1 oz Citra @ 5 mins

I will let you know how it is once carbed.

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What yeast did you use? I might try a 5 gallon version of something like this. (If I missed a mention of the yeast strain sorry)

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lol probably an important part of the recipe eh?
California Ale White Labs WLP-001 and I used a 2 liter starter.

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