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Old 02-13-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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Default Pale Ale Recipe Critique Please

Here is my latest recipe. I Pale Ale recipe modified due to human error. I was preparing my grain bill when I tipped over a bowl of my last 2# of 2-row. I ended up adding 1.5# munich light and an extra 0.5# of wheat to make up the difference.

Please let me know what you think.

Bottom of the Pale Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 11.00 Wort Size (Gal): 11.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 20.69
Anticipated OG: 1.051 Plato: 12.51
Anticipated SRM: 9.0
Anticipated IBU: 23.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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72.5 15.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
9.7 2.00 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.035 20
9.7 2.00 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
7.3 1.50 lbs. Munich Malt(light) America 1.033 10
0.9 0.19 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.50 oz. Mt. Hood Pellet 6.50 21.8 60 min.
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood Pellet 6.50 1.2 5 min.


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White Labs WLP001 California Ale




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Old 02-13-2010, 01:56 AM   #2
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you might have a balance issue with not enough hops. your gravity to IBU ratio is a little skewed to the malt side. 1.051 or, 51 to 23 ibu. I would up your IBU at least above 30.

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Old 02-13-2010, 03:58 AM   #3
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Any other suggestion for hop combinations?
I also have 2oz of Centennial and 2oz of Willamette's to work with.
What would is your recommendation?

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Old 02-13-2010, 04:01 AM   #4
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i would go with the centennials.

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Old 02-13-2010, 04:03 AM   #5
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good comparison is sierra nevada pale ale is 13 plato 37 IBU

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Old 02-13-2010, 04:04 AM   #6
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Maybe something like this?

Bottom of the Pale Ale

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
----------------

Batch Size (Gal): 11.00 Wort Size (Gal): 11.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 20.69
Anticipated OG: 1.051 Plato: 12.51
Anticipated SRM: 9.0
Anticipated IBU: 29.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
72.5 15.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
9.7 2.00 lbs. Crystal 20L America 1.035 20
9.7 2.00 lbs. Wheat Malt America 1.038 2
7.3 1.50 lbs. Munich Malt(light) America 1.033 10
0.9 0.19 lbs. Chocolate Malt America 1.029 350

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.50 oz. Mt. Hood Pellet 6.50 21.8 60 min.
1.00 oz. Willamette Pellet 5.00 5.7 30 min.
0.50 oz. Mt. Hood Pellet 6.50 1.9 15 min.

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What is the AA percent of the centennials? If you have two ounces of them it might be enough with just 1 oz bittering and 1 oz finishing with just centennials. the mt hood and willamette really aren't to the style of a pale ale unless doing an english pale ale, then maybe willamette.

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Old 02-13-2010, 05:27 AM   #8
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it's screaming for amarillo hops instead of williamette. Then dry hop with amarillo 1/2 oz too.

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it's screaming for amarillo hops instead of williamette. Then dry hop with amarillo 1/2 oz too.

He doesn't have any amarillo hops if you had read his other posts.
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Quote:
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He doesn't have any amarillo hops if you had read his other posts.
Well then. http://www.thehopshop.com/ 20 minute drive. That problem is now solved.
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