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Old 02-15-2007, 04:26 AM   #1
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Hey guys hows it goin?

I've got a recipe book and decided on doing this "New England Cranberry Ale" next.

My questions are...I'm thinking about doing a PM so how should I change the recipe? Plus it doesn't say how many cranberry's to add...any suggestions?

Here's the original recipe:

6 2/3LB Pale LME
1 Lb Crystal 40
2 oz Roasted Barley
1 1/2 oz Cascade (Bittering)
1/2 oz Mount Hood (Aroma)
1 tsp Gypsum
1 tsp Irish Moss
1 pkg European Ale Yeast
1 Cup Corn Sugar
3/4 Cup Corn Sugar (Priming)

Cranberry's???


I was thinking of chaning it to:

1LB Crystal 40
2 oz Roasted Barley
3 LB 2 row
4 1/2 Lb extra pale LME

mash with like 1.5 gal
sparge with 2 gal

Got any idea of a temp I should mash and sparge this at?

Does this sound about right....

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Old 02-15-2007, 07:35 PM   #2
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I'm thinking of this next Fall. Why not real cranberries? Pectin/haze issue?

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Old 02-15-2007, 08:34 PM   #3
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I've got 24 oz of frozen cranberries. I want to make something like this, AG.

Here is what QBrew spits out for the original recipe. Notice I didn't put the corn sugar in.

================================================== ====
Recipe Cranberry Ale
Brewer Batch 5.00 gal
Mashed

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity 1.055 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 42 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.5%
Recipe Color 13° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.3%

Ingredients
Quantity Grain Use
6.66 lb Light malt extract extract
1.00 lb Crystal 40L mashed
0.12 lb Roasted barley mashed
Quantity Hop Form Time
1.50 oz Cascade pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Mt. Hood pellet 10 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Ale yeast smack pack

Recipe Notes
How many cranberries ?
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Here is the all grain equivalent. Only change is to use 9 lbs of 2 row. It results in the same color.


================================================== ==========
Recipe Cranberry Ale-AG
Brewer Batch 5.00 gal
Mashed

Recipe Characteristics
Recipe Gravity 1.056 OG Estimated FG 1.014 FG
Recipe Bitterness 42 IBU Alcohol by Volume 5.6%
Recipe Color 13° SRM Alcohol by Weight 4.3%

Ingredients
Quantity Grain Use
1.00 lb Crystal 40L mashed
0.12 lb Roasted barley mashed
9.00 lb American two-row mashed
Quantity Hop Form Time
1.50 oz Cascade pellet 60 minutes
0.50 oz Mt. Hood pellet 10 minutes
Quantity Misc Notes
1.00 unit Ale yeast smack pack

Recipe Notes
How many cranberries ?
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The big question for me is how to do the cranberries.

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Thanks brewman!

I don't have the book in front of me but I think it said to add them to the secondary. (After simmering them for like 15min) In fact I'm like 95% sure thats what they said....

Hmm...I was thinking of doing a partial mash

So does the:

1LB Crystal 40
2 oz Roasted Barley
3 LB 2 row
4 1/2 Lb extra pale LME


sound right for that??

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So does the:

1LB Crystal 40
2 oz Roasted Barley
3 LB 2 row
4 1/2 Lb extra pale LME

sound right for that??
You tell me ! Qbrew is free and it works for Windows, Mac and Linux. The link to it is in my sig. Download and install it and run the numbers. I'll double check your work if you want.
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Oh cool...I've never heard of that..

I'll dl it right now

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Won't boiling the cranberries cause it to be cloudy? I was thinking of just processing them in a food processor.

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If you are talking about having a pectin haze, one could add pectin enzyme to the wort, just like we do when making wine.

Question is, do the cranberries need to be boiled or just steeped ? I was thinking of crushing and steeping them.

How many pounds of fresh cranberries do we need ?

Green: what did you find ?

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Well the book doesn't say how many LBs of Cranberry's to add.....I'm guessing its up to the brewer...

My guess is btw 2 and 4 lbs but this could be totaly wrong...i don't know


As far as handling the cranberrys it says to put the cranberrys in a food processor then steep with the 1 cup corn sugar in 150 degree water for 10min. Then put them in the secondary and rack the beer onto it...

This book also has a recipe for a cran wheat and it calls for 2lbs of cranberrys....could be the same for the other recipe then

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I bought the ingredients for this beer. I am going to brew it as soon as I get my new mash tun set up and my steam system works. The silicone is drying right now.

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