Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Recipes/Ingredients > Good Eats Good Brew (Modified)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-12-2008, 08:39 PM   #1
lucasszy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Silicon Valley, CA
Posts: 358
Default Good Eats Good Brew (Modified)

BTW, this was loosely based on the Good Eats recipe with some input from my LHBS.

Ingredients:

3.3 lbs briess dark malt extract - liquid
4 lbs amber malt extract - dry
.5 lbs 40l crystal grain steeped 30 minutes

1oz cascade hops 60 mins
1oz kent golding hops 60 mins
1oz kent golding hops 15 mins


All this was done in a 3 gallon batch in a 20 quart pot with water and ice being added to get things to 5 gallons in the bucket.

Pitched pale ale yeast at 88 degree (it was getting late)

Initial gravity was 1.054

All fermentation happened at about 68 - 72 degrees.

Bottling info:

Was going to use 5 oz of priming sugar for bottling, but ended up using 6 oz light DME for priming in bottles. 1 day in the bottles already have a bit of sediment in the bottoms.

Keeping at a temp above 70 to promote carbonation.

__________________

Last edited by lucasszy; 05-21-2008 at 04:37 AM. Reason: more info added
lucasszy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 02:31 PM   #2
ChefBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 104
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I saw that episode. I liked it, personally. I know many on this forum say that it was a bad show, but I saw it before I knew anything about brewing.
Anyway, The color he acheived on this was awsome. I would love to make this beer and be able to poor that color into a glass. The only thing that concerns me is the hops. I'm not a big hoppy person. Any suggestions on lowering the hops or on a similar beer? Anyone's comment are appreciated.

__________________
ChefBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 02:41 PM   #3
Tenchiro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Tenchiro's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Providence, RI
Posts: 2,963
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I saw that show recently and couldn't believe was I was seeing. Did he really boil his specialty grains?

__________________
Tenchiro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #4
ChefBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 104
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChefBrew View Post
I saw that episode. I liked it, personally. I know many on this forum say that it was a bad show, but I saw it before I knew anything about brewing.
Anyway, The color he acheived on this was awsome. I would love to make this beer and be able to poor that color into a glass. The only thing that concerns me is the hops. I'm not a big hoppy person. Any suggestions on lowering the hops or on a similar beer? Anyone's comment are appreciated.
Yeah, I know. But that's besides the point. I'm wondering if anybody around here has done his (Alton Brown's) (or lucasszy's)recipe and if they achieved the same looking product and how they liked it. As well as the above questions.
__________________
ChefBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 04:01 PM   #5
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ChefBrew View Post
I saw that episode. I liked it, personally. I know many on this forum say that it was a bad show, but I saw it before I knew anything about brewing.
Anyway, The color he acheived on this was awsome. I would love to make this beer and be able to poor that color into a glass. The only thing that concerns me is the hops. I'm not a big hoppy person. Any suggestions on lowering the hops or on a similar beer? Anyone's comment are appreciated.
I love Alton's show but that episode irritates me beyond anything.
I seriously doubt that the beer he poured at the end was the beer from the show nor beer he actually made himself.
__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-20-2008, 04:43 PM   #6
Brooklyn-Brewtality
Four Beasts Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brooklyn-Brewtality's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Brooklyn
Posts: 2,278
Liked 22 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nurmey View Post
I love Alton's show but that episode irritates me beyond anything.
I seriously doubt that the beer he poured at the end was the beer from the show nor beer he actually made himself.
of course it wasn't. the entire episodes are filmed over at most a handful of days, but more than likely in a single day. the majority of the actual cooking on all cooking shows is done behind the scenes by a team of chefs, who then swap out each stage of the recipe throughout the show. chances are that entire show was filmed on one day. the prep chefs would have made the beer weeks before hand, or just re-bottled a commercial beer.
__________________

Kegged: Berlinerweisse, Dubbel, Galaxy Wheat
Bottled: Golden Strong, Mild, IIPA, Rauch
Fermenting: Saison, Imperial Wheat Stout, Brett Saison, APA, Brett Roggenbier

Brooklyn-Brewtality is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 07:20 PM   #7
ChefBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 104
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

No offense to any of the above commenters but, now that we have all decided that Alton Brown does not know how to brew beer, does anyone have any input on the above recipe? Anyone's input is well appreciated.

__________________
ChefBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-21-2008, 07:39 PM   #8
Nurmey
I love making Beer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Nurmey's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Omaha, NE
Posts: 4,001
Liked 28 Times on 25 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Sorry! I think it will be a tasty brew. I would probably use light DME and get the color from crystal but I've made some really nice brews with amber LME and DME.

Love the hop choice.

The only other thing I would say is leave it longer than 8 days before bottling. Everything about the beer will be better and much less risk of bombs.

__________________
Batch 1 Brewing
The American Revolution would never have happened with gun control.
Nurmey is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Damn Good Eats MikeFlynn74 Cooking & Pairing 3 07-02-2008 01:12 PM
Did anyone catch the Homebrewing Good Eats? GloHoppa General Beer Discussion 6 01-16-2008 11:54 AM
Good Eats Pot Roast McCall St. Brewer Cooking & Pairing 7 12-03-2007 01:25 AM
Good Eats: Amber Waves SkewedBrewing Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 20 10-13-2006 04:34 PM