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Old 05-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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i grabbed an lb of leaf and i'm looking to try something that showcases the columbus...any thoughts on the recipe below? its a little high on the ibu for an apa so i'll probably adjust it down a little, maybe .75 oz at 60 min. any other thoughts?

columbus APA #1 - American Pale Ale ()
Brewer straycat
Date 05/02/2012
Batch Size 5.000 gal Boil Size 5.500 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 70%
OG 1.063 FG 1.016
ABV 6.2% Bitterness 51.5 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 11.2 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 210
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Total grain: 9.500 lb
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Liquid Extract (LME) - Pale Extract 8.000 lb No No 78% 8.0 srm
Corn Sugar (Dextrose) Sugar 4.000 oz No No 100% 0.0 srm
Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain 8.000 oz No No 72% 2.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L Grain 12.000 oz No No 74% 40.0 srm
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Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 15.5% 1.000 oz Boil 60.000 min Leaf 43.0
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 15.5% 1.000 oz Boil 5.000 min Leaf 8.6
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 15.5% 1.000 oz Boil 0.000 s Leaf 0.0
Centennial 10.5% 1.000 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Centennial 10.5% 1.000 oz Dry Hop 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 15.5% 1.000 oz Dry Hop 0.000 s Leaf 0.0
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Name Type Form Amount Stage
Safale S-05 Ale Dry 2.232 tsp Primary

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:30 PM   #2
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What's the point of the corn sugar? Do you intend to dry the beer out a bit, or did you just add this to hit your target OG? I would omit the corn sugar. It only adds about 0.02 gravity points anyway.

Everything else looks great!

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yeah, the corn sugar was just to dry it out a little. thanks for the reply. gonna try and brew it tonight.

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Old 05-02-2012, 07:27 PM   #4
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It's amazing how many extract brewer's use carapils.

Carapils is already in extract.

You're going to lose more than 0.50 gal in a 60 minute boil btw.

Hops look good.

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It's amazing how many extract brewer's use carapils.

Carapils is already in extract.

You're going to lose more than 0.50 gal in a 60 minute boil btw.

Hops look good.

It is usually in there, along with crystal malts, etc, but it's usually not clearly defined when you buy extract, that's all.
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Agreed. There's probably anywhere from 2-10% carapils in extract depending on the manufacturer and grade.

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thanks for the input. i tossed my 60 min addition in at 6:07. i made a few small changes to the recipe, found .5 lb of DME and tossed it in too. also adjusted AA for the hops. Here is what's going down ->

columbus APA #1 - American Pale Ale ()
Brewer Nobody
Date 05/02/2012
Batch Size 5.000 gal Boil Size 5.500 gal
Boil Time 60.000 min Efficiency 70%
OG 1.061 FG 1.015
ABV 5.9% Bitterness 42.9 IBU (Tinseth)
Color 10.9 srm (Morey) Calories (per 12 oz.) 201
Fermentables

Total grain: 9.000 lb
Name Type Amount Mashed Late Yield Color
Liquid Extract (LME) - Pale Extract 7.000 lb No No 78% 8.0 srm
Corn Sugar (Dextrose) Sugar 4.000 oz No No 100% 0.0 srm
Cara-Pils/Dextrine Grain 8.000 oz No No 72% 2.0 srm
Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L Grain 12.000 oz No No 74% 40.0 srm
Dry Extract (DME) - Light Dry Extract 8.000 oz No No 95% 8.0 srm
Hops

Name Alpha Amount Use Time Form IBU
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 13.6% 0.800 oz Boil 60.000 min Pellet 34.3
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 13.6% 1.000 oz Boil 5.000 min Pellet 8.6
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 13.6% 1.000 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Centennial 9.6% 1.000 oz Boil 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Centennial 9.6% 1.000 oz Dry Hop 0.000 s Pellet 0.0
Columbus/Tomahawk/Zeus 13.6% 1.000 oz Dry Hop 0.000 s Leaf 0.0
Yeast

Name Type Form Amount Stage
Safale S-05 Ale Dry 2.232 tsp Primary

EDIT1: on the evaporation rate, i know i do lose more than .5 gallons. i usually start with 6.5 but i'm also lazy and haven't updated the equipment in brewtarget. brew on!
EDIT2: it's in the bucket and i already pitched the us05. recipe also changed b/c i used 7lb LME instead of 8 in the first post. for the first time experience with columbus i think i'll like it. smells big and spicy with a great nose. i'll try and report back in 2-3 weeks when i rack to the keg and dry hop.

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