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Old 01-26-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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So I'm set on brewing an American Pale Ale as my first Partial Mash brew!

Here is what I'm thinking. I'm aiming for a Siera Nevada clone. Numbers computed by Beer Calculus:

(5.0 gal batch)

Fermentables (Mash efficiency assumed as 67% partial mash with batch sparge):
3.0 lbs Muntons Light DME
3.0 lbs American Pale 2-row malt
1.0 lbs Vienna Malt
1.0 lbs Crystal 10L Malt
0.5 lbs Caramel/Crystal 20L Malt
0.25 lbs Carapils/dextrine

(Boil volume 4.0 gal for 60 min)
Hops:
0.75 oz Magnum (12 AA) @ 60 min
0.5 oz Cascade (5.5 AA) @ 30 min
0.25 oz Cascade (5.5 AA) @ 10 min

Yeast:
11.5g Nottingham Dry Ale Yeast (76% attenuation) pitched @ 68 degrees F

Fermentation:
14 days in Primary @ 68 F

OG: 1.055
FG: 1.013

Color: 6 SRM

IBU's: 37

Alc/vol: 5.6%



Open to all advice or criticism. I am purchasing my grains this week!

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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Use 1056 or us 05 as a yeast for a closer taste to SN

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Old 01-26-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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Use 1056 or us 05 as a yeast for a closer taste to SN
Thanks. I can get the 05 at my LHBS.
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Can I get good pale ale hop flavor without dry hopping? This will be plenty bitter at 37 IBU's but will it have hop flavor/aroma without dry hop?

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I love hops..I dry hop my pale ales and of course ipa's

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I love hops..I dry hop my pale ales and of course ipa's
Dry hopping adds no bitterness, only flavor, correct?
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Move that 30 min cascade to flame out and replace it with Perle at 30 min.

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Move that 30 min cascade to flame out and replace it with Perle at 30 min.
Thanks! So that would bring me up to 4 hop additions, magnums @ 60 min, Perle @ 30 min, Cascade @ 10 min, and Cascade @ flameout? No dry hop?
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I also always dryhop my apa...gives it that extra hoppiness. It only adds aroma, maybe a little flavor...

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Thanks! So that would bring me up to 4 hop additions, magnums @ 60 min, Perle @ 30 min, Cascade @ 10 min, and Cascade @ flameout? No dry hop?
The perle in the middle is closer to other SNPA recipes I've seen. I would up the cascade amounts as well like a 1 oz at 10 min and 1 ounce at flameout. Then dry hop with at least an ounce of cascades. You can't be shy with the cascades on this one. Keep it under 40 IBUs though.

On the malt bill, with 1.5 lbs of other crystal malts you don't really need any carapils. One less thing to buy.
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