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Old 02-16-2009, 01:17 PM   #11
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FWIW, here's what I'm going to brew tomorrow. It's not going to be Terrapin Brown, but it's similar in gravity and style.... I made a lighter version of this (scaled back to a mild 1.043) and it is the best beer I've ever made thus far.....so I'm F'ing with it now! that's how I roll.... :-)

Type: Partial Mash
Date: 1/7/2009
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: bradley leland
Boil Size: 3.08 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0
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Ingredients

Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.75 lb Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Extract 36.8 %
3.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 29.5 %
1.00 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 9.8 %
1.00 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 9.8 %
0.60 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5.9 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 4.9 %
0.25 lb British Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 2.0 %
0.13 lb Carafa II (412.0 SRM) Grain 1.3 %
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (60 min) Hops 8.4 IBU
0.75 oz Fuggles [4.50%] (60 min) Hops 7.6 IBU
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (15 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale (w/ starter)


Est Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.3 %
Bitterness: 17.4 IBU
Est Color: 23.8 SRM

The oats for this recipe are doubled (%-wise) from the last recipe, and I toasted them last week, so that will be a new element as well.

what say you, gentlemen? is this a go, as well or should I also cut the victory down? (Not trying to hijack here, but perhaps a comparison will help us both out....)

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Old 02-16-2009, 02:18 PM   #12
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Yeah, i think i will lower the victory. I was afraid it could overpower. Thanks for the heads up.

I will probably be brewing this later this week, like Friday or Saturday. I"ll be sure to update.

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Old 02-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #13
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Again, this isn't the exact Terrapin recipe, but I have brewed Mike McDole's Janet's Brown Ale multiple times and it replicated the hoppy brown ale style perfectly. I have never tried it side by side with Terrapin, but both beers are favorites of mine.

Here's the recipe:

Batch Size (Gal): 6.00 Wort Size (Gal): 6.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 16.00
Anticipated OG: 1.066 Plato: 16.20
Anticipated SRM: 19.3
Anticipated IBU: 63.2
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70 %
Wort Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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75.0 12.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
7.8 1.25 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 2
7.8 1.25 lbs. Crystal 40L America 1.034 40
6.3 1.00 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
3.1 0.50 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet 6.50 19.0 Mash H
1.25 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet 6.50 30.8 60 min.
1.00 oz. Northern Brewer Pellet 6.50 6.6 15 min.
1.50 oz. Cascade Pellet 6.00 6.8 10 min.
1.50 oz. Cascade Pellet 6.00 0.0 0 min.
2.00 oz. Centennial Pellet 9.00 0.0 Dry Hop

Yeast
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White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Mash Schedule
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Saccharification Rest Temp : 154 Time: 30
Mash-out Rest Temp : 165 Time: 15
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 45

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Old 02-20-2009, 02:29 PM   #14
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I'm about to get started on my brew day for this India Brown. Here is my final recipe.

Grain
5.00 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 40.82 %
5.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 40.82 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
0.50 lb Special Roast (50.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
0.50 lb Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4.08 %
0.25 lb Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2.04 %

Hops
1.00 oz Centennial [9.10 %] (60 min) Hops 28.1 IBU
1.00 oz Nugget [12.90 %] (15 min) Hops 19.7 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.10 %] (10 min) Hops 3.4 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [9.10 %] (5 min) Hops 5.6 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.10 %] (0 min) Hops -


Mash at 154 F for 60min
Boil 60 min
Pitching onto US-05 cake.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:04 PM   #15
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Quite the brew day. I had my first boil over because i was distracted by my siphon tube spilling out of my keg while racking...

So needless to say it took a lot longer due to clean up!

But as far as this beer, all is good. Hit an OG of 1.060 which puts me at 73% efficiency which is just fine by me.

I'll update this thread in a few weeks once its done and in the keezer.

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Old 02-20-2009, 07:09 PM   #16
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Cool! Glad you had a good day.

How did the chilled bitter wort taste? (You did taste it, didn't you? )

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Of course! It tasted pretty good. The hops were similar to the real deal, i think due to the late Nugget addition.

I'm very excited to see the final results of this one!

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I need to dry hop this, well i think i do. I'm going to transfer to keg and give her a taste tomorrow and if i need/want to dry hop it i will.

I am trying to decide between Centennial and Cascade for the dryhop, any input?

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I need to dry hop this, well i think i do. I'm going to transfer to keg and give her a taste tomorrow and if i need/want to dry hop it i will.

I am trying to decide between Centennial and Cascade for the dryhop, any input?
I say Centennial. I dry hopped my American Brown Ale with it and it is has a nice aroma. I only used a half ounce, but I will up that amount on my next batch to maybe an ounce.
The Terrapin Label says they dry hop it with Columbus.
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Nice info! I may decide to go grab an ounce of Columbus.

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