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Old 03-15-2011, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default New recipe...please critique

I am still pretty new to all-grain but trying to develop my own recipies. I had help with the grain bill but wanted to know if I am getting the hops right.

Thanks guys.....

This is for a 2.5 gallon batch -

2-row Pale Ale - 5.5#
Crystal 60L - 0.5#
CaraPils - 0.25#
Special Roast - 0.25#

0.25oz Columbus (14.4%) - 60min
0.25oz Warrior (17.2%) - 20min
0.25oz Amarillo (8.6%) - 20min
0.5oz Amarillo (8.6%) - 5min

Wyeast 1272 - American Ale II

Please let me know what you guys think.

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Old 03-15-2011, 05:07 PM   #2
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A little hard to critique much without a style in mind. I'm guessing american pale ale? If so, it looks pretty good. I'd move the final amarillo add to flameout and let it steep for a bit or dry hop it to get a bit more aroma out of it. Personally, I'd ditch the carapils and just mash slightly higher

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Old 03-15-2011, 08:00 PM   #3
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Originally intended as an IPA, I tried to scale the IBU down a tad so SWMBO can enjoy it as well.........she's learning as I try to get her away from commercial light beer.

I really do appreciate your input though.

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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Yeah I'd say you scaled down into the APA range. I'd dodge the carapils as well I don't think it's needed.

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:18 PM   #5
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I'm tempted to just use the warrior to bitter as well to compliment the flavor. What do you guys think?

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Old 03-17-2011, 09:28 PM   #6
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I came up with 3.14 abc 7.6 on the srm and 33.36 ibus if you use this recipe as is.

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I'm tempted to just use the warrior to bitter as well to compliment the flavor. What do you guys think?
do u mean instead of the columbus? if so, you won't be able to distinguish the difference so its up to u

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I came up with 3.14 abv and 33.36 ibus if you use this recipe as is.
It's 2.5 gallons
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do u mean instead of the columbus? if so, you won't be able to distinguish the difference so its up to u

Didn't think so. Sweet, thanks!

It's 2.5 gallons
Thanks again!
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Yep, it's a 2.5 gallon batch.

I really appreciate everybody's input. I'll stick with the Columbus. Figured nothin would be left but the bitterness and probably good to save the hops I really like for another batch. Just wanted to be sure. Thanks again.

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I think the carapils is fine if you want to use it. The whole recipe is fine - you're just going to get comments from people telling you how to turn your beer into their beer.

Commercial breweries use carapils in a lot of pale ales and IPAs - I do not believe that you can just take it out and mash higher as a replacement. There's a reason carapils exists.

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