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Old 11-08-2009, 02:55 AM   #1
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I would like to have some opinions on a recipe. I am thinking of ordering the ingredients for a mild beer.

So what do you think of the recipe "Through a Mild Darkly" on page 146 of the Brewing classic styles book?

If anyone has brewed this recipe, what did you think of it, How was the mouth feel and did it have a watered down taste or week body?

What was / is your opinion on this beer?

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Old 11-08-2009, 08:21 AM   #2
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How about posting the recipe for those that don't have the book.

A good mild does not have a week body or feel watered down.

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Old 11-08-2009, 12:15 PM   #3
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Here it is:

Through A Mild Darkly

7 lbs British pale ale
.05 lbs Crystal 60L
6 oz Crystal 120L
.25 lbs Pale Chocolate Malt (200L)
2.0 oz Black Patent (525L)

.85 oz Kent Goldings 5% AA @ 60 min

Mash at 154º F

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Old 11-08-2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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I do not think the recpie will have anything to do with a watered down taste or week body. I think that comes from the brewer and his or her process. I have made this beer before and it was spot on in my opinion.

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Looks ok to me.

Only thing I'd pick up on is mild is not overly bitter so I personal would be dubious of doing all the hops at the 60 minute point. I'd want to think about it first before going ahead. It's not noted for the aroma either.

If just one addition I'd probably go for 30 minutes.

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Old 11-08-2009, 09:39 PM   #6
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My bad the hops where suppose to be .78 oz @ 60 which comes out to be 15.9 IBUs.

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:00 PM   #7
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Looks good to me. Thinking of brewing this myself in the near future.

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:05 PM   #8
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I'm just curious as to why you think that recipe might seem weak or watered down. Is it because of the "Mild" name? That is often the case when people are not very familiar with the style.

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:29 PM   #9
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Laughing Gnome Invisible,

I guess because the few that I have had seemed a little weak and watery mouth feel.

I have never brewed one myself and just did not know if this was just the style or the way it was brewed.

And if it was the way it was brewed what can I do to make sure this does not happen to mine?

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:35 PM   #10
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Ah, Ok. Well, if it doesn't turn out as you'd like it, but seems on the right tracks, then at least you are at the right place to ask for tweaks nfor future brews!

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