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Old 11-08-2009, 09:41 PM   #1
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This is my first crack at building a recipe, so any feedback would be appreciated.

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Suckerpunch Pale Ale
6.0lb Pale LME
1.0lb Amber
.75lb Crystal 20L
.25lb Caramunich
1 Whirlfloc Tablet

Hops
1.0 oz Centennial (60min)
.50 oz Cascade (45min)
.25 oz Cascade (30min)
.25 oz Cascade (2min)

Yeast - WLP001
I wanted Carafoam instead of Caramunich, but the LHBS guy told me this was the same thing...Beersmith disagrees. lol

I love hoppy beers and wanted to make one within the Pale Ale style...this one weighs in at a hefty 49.4 IBUs (just under the pale ale limit of 50). I called it Suckerpunch because the small cascade addition of finishing hops should catch the drinker offguard with the bitterness that's about to follow.

I plan on brewing this in the next couple of days, and I'm not sure about the hop schedule. Let me know what you guys think I should adjust...

BTW, my friend is brewing a Brewers Best Pale Ale kit and we're planning on comparing the finished products...obviously I'm hoping that mine rates higher. lol
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Old 11-09-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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The FG will probably be too high with that much crystal (1lb.) Most DME already has some and aren't all that fermentable anyway.

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Old 11-09-2009, 02:51 AM   #3
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Does LME have crystal in it already too?

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The crystal malt amount is fine. Carafoam is the same as carapils not the same as caramunich. It will actually be better with the caramunich instead of the carafoam. 1/4 lb of carafoam won't change much but a 1/4 lb of caramunich will change the flavor.

I would actually use all pale extract and eliminate the amber, so 7 lb of pale. I would change the 20L to 40L instead of using the amber malt for color.

If you already bought the ingredients the batch will turn out fine.

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Thanks Forrest.

Unfortunately, I already bought everything. Next time I should probably post here first...lol

The 1lb of amber was a late addition after reading a few other recipes. I wanted something close to the color of Sierra Nevada...that deeper gold color. You're right though, I should've just used a darker grain instead.

I changed the Hop schedule to...
60min 1oz Centennial
45min .25oz Cascade
30min .25oz Cascade
2min .50oz Cascade

I wanted to add a little more nose to it...although doing so cut back my IBUs to about 45. I think it will be a more enjoyable drink this way...any opinions on the hopping?

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