Originally Posted by cougfanz
Hey...was checking out your skinny dip recipe but never saw any feedback. How did it turn out. Any tweaks. Want to give it a whirl...
This beer is the first to be gone at parties at my house and my friends houses. The ladies love the low calories and hint of lime, and guys like that they can drink a ton of them. It's light, crisp clean ale. We have made close to 100 gallons of this beer.
I have learned that 1oz of Kaffir leafs is WAY to much. We use about 1/2 oz, but I cant remember if we cut up the leafs or not.
The beer is better young then aged. After a while it starts to loose it's flavors and becomes boring. From boiled to carbed and ready to drink is about 10 - 14 days!
I have never used the peach extract.
12.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 1 13.4 %
4.0 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.5 %
3 lbs 5.3 oz Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 3 59.7 %
1 lbs 4.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 4 22.4 %
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 5 10.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Styrian Goldings [5.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 2.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 7 2.4 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml]
0.5 oz Kaffir Lime Leaf - Boil 2min (flame out)
That is exactly what I buy and use.
New Belgium doesn't sell it anymore, so I can't compare it... However I sent a copy of my recipe to them and asked what they thought and the head brewer emailed back and said it looks good to him... and then sent along a bunch of swag a few days later! Maybe I guessed right?
Or maybe not, they sent hats and stickers, not job offers.
Either way it makes for tasty beer that is lite but still interesting to drink.