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Old 10-09-2010, 07:07 AM   #1
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Default First Winter Ale Recipe - feedback wanted

I'm about ready to brew up my first attempt at a Strong Ale - Winter Ale sort of thing. I'm looking for a balanced brew with malt, mild fruit and a hint of nuts flavors.

Here's what I've come up with:

Recipe for 3.5 gallons
Efficiency: 75%

OG: 1.066
FG: 1.019
ABV: 6.2%
IBU: 36
SRM: 19

Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt: 6.375 lb (76.7%)
American Munich (light): 11 oz (8.3%)
American Crystal 120L: 9 oz (6.8%)
American Crystal 20L: 9 oz (6.8%)
American Chocolate: 2 oz (1.5%)

Target 8%: .5 oz for 60 min. 26 IBU
Challenger 7%: .125 oz for 60 min 5.7 IBU
Bramling Cross 5%: .125oz for 15 min 2.0 IBU
EK Goldings 4.5%: .125 oz for 15 min 1.8 IBU

White Labs WLP004 Irish Ale yeast

What do you think?

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Old 10-09-2010, 04:21 PM   #2
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Not sure where you're getting the nuttiness and fruitiness from?

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:48 PM   #3
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Not sure where you're getting the nuttiness and fruitiness from?
I'm not thinking actual fruit and nuts..only hints of those flavors from the
Maris Otter and Chocolate malts for slight nuttiness and Bramling Cross hops (commonly described as having a "black currants" flavor) and Irish ale yeast for fruitiness
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