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Old 05-16-2012, 08:29 PM   #1
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Default Making a hoppy low gravity beer

I'm playing around with this recipe in beersmith, and am wanting to use some of the excess hops I have lying around. I want it hoppy and low gravity, but not sure if this will be way too bitter or not.


Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 2.30 gal
Post Boil Volume: 2.08 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal
Estimated OG: 1.043 SG
Estimated Color: 7.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 50.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8.0 oz Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 1 9.1 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.1 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 3 9.1 %
1 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 4 18.2 %
0.50 oz Pacific Jade [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 28.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 6.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 7 4.6 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins) Fining 8 -
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 2.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [14.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 6.2 IBUs
0.50 oz Motueka [7.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 3.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 12 -
3 lbs Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 13 54.5 %
1.00 oz Citra [14.50 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Motueka [7.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Some interesting reading
http://www.themadfermentationist.com...pa-recipe.html

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Old 05-16-2012, 08:54 PM   #3
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That's really helpful. Awesome.
So I should bump up the specialty flavorful malts, and drop a lot of the extract?

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #4
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Do a search on hop bursting. Lots of hop aroma and flavor without a ton of bitterness.

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Old 05-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #5
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I understand the concept of hopbursting.
I was just wondering is a gravity of 1.043 and IBU's of 50.6 going to be too much?

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I would take out the pacific jade

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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I'm trying to get rid of leftover hops I have.
Anyways, based on that mad fermantationist post, I've been rethinking the grain bill. How feasible would it be to do an all grain partial boil?

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 2.82 gal
Post Boil Volume: 2.60 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal
Estimated OG: 1.041 SG
Estimated Color: 8.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 37.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 79.2 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3 lbs 8.0 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 1 43.8 %
2 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 2 25.0 %
1 lbs Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 3 12.5 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4 12.5 %
8.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5 6.3 %
0.50 oz Pacific Jade [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 6 17.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 7.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 5.6 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins) Fining 9 -
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 1.5 IBUs
0.50 oz Citra [14.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 3.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Motueka [7.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 12 1.8 IBUs
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) Yeast 13 -
1.00 oz Citra [14.50 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Cascade [5.90 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Motueka [7.00 %] - Dry Hop 14.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 8 lbs
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 10.00 qt of water at 162.7 F 150.0 F 75 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 1.28 gal water at 168.0 F

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #8
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WHAT Does he mean by this...

1. For a hoppy beer reduce the IBUs proportionally to the expected residual extract (I think this is a better way to think about balance than the classic BU:GU ratio).


I know what the BU:GU ratio is and how to apply it, but what does he mean by residual extract.
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Where are you getting/calculating the numbers for your volumes?

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