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Old 12-07-2008, 06:09 AM   #1
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This was inspired by Evan!'s Sweet Baby Jesus Pale Ale

8 lbs 2-row
2 lbs victory
0.5 lbs 60L
0.5 lbs Munich

1.5 oz Centennial 60 min
0.5 oz Centennial 20 min
0.5 oz Cascade 10 min
0.5 oz Cascade 5 min
0.5 oz Cascade 2 min
0.5 oz Cascade 0 min

Brewed this up tonight with Notty, and I'm thinking it shall be good!

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Old 12-07-2008, 07:46 AM   #2
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That's a ton of Victory malt. Let us know how it turns out. I used 0.75 in a Pale Ale and it was quite noticeable. I would think it taste like liquid bread crust with that much.

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Old 12-08-2008, 03:22 AM   #3
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I'll post back with the results, and I know that it's a ton of Victory...I've been in a victory mood lately!! I'm hoping the 4 oz of hops will create a nice balance

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Victory isn't as pungent here as you might think. The hops push it into the background. Sure, with, say, a special bitter you might start to get overwhelmed by that much, but in my experience, this amount is perfect, and is balanced nicely by the hops.

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Thanks for the input Evan!.

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just racked this tonight to clear for a bit (although it's ready to bottle I guess). tasted the hydro sample (now at 1.011) and I must say this will be a very good - yet somewhat different APA (or something).

Very good front and back hops - a little malty, and a little "bready" -- me thinks I'll like this -- thanks Evan! for the inspiration!

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Have been tasting some of this stuff now and the results are kinda mixed. It's different, but in a good way. It's like a nice pale with some different character, not body; not clean and crisp like other pales I've made - but still good.

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This beer is getting better and better with time! Nice balanced hop flavor, unique body with that abundance of victory. I like this one!

Thanks again Evan! for the inspiration.

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