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Newton 05-16-2010 11:37 PM

Please critique my Iowa Pale Ale
Here it is:

Iowa Pale Ale
American Pale Ale

Type: All Grain
Date: 5/16/2010
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: Ben
Boil Size: 5.72 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: My Equipment
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.00
Taste Notes:


Amount Item Type % or IBU
10.00 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 74.07 %
2.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 14.81 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 lb Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 20.9 IBU
0.50 oz Nugget [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 20.9 IBU
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] (5 min) Hops 6.4 IBU
1 Pkgs SafBrew Ale (DCL Yeast #S-33) [Starter 25 ml] Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.017 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.42 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 48.1 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 6.1 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: My Mash Total Grain Weight: 13.50 lb
Sparge Water: 2.28 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH

My Mash Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Single Add 20.25 qt of water at 162.8 F 153.0 F


Newton 05-17-2010 12:17 AM

For the yeast, I'm reusing yeast from a previous pale ale--safale 05. The hops are leftovers in my freezer. My sister is moving to Iowa for the summer next month and I brew to brew just a basic pleasanty-but not overwhelmingly-bitter APA. What do you think of my recipe? Any tips?

smitty2324 05-17-2010 12:19 AM

What makes it Iowa?

Beerrific 05-17-2010 12:21 AM

Shouldn't it have some corn in it?

Newton 05-17-2010 12:24 AM

I'm calling it Iowa 'cause an I'm brewing it for an Ioweagian. Is there anyway to incorporate corn into it without doing a cereal mash?

Beerrific 05-17-2010 12:42 AM

Flaked corn is pre-gelatininized and will convert in the mash.

Newton 05-17-2010 01:19 AM

So how would you recommend using flaked corn in this recipe? I don't really want to thin out the body on this one, so throw in .5 lb and call it good?

Beerrific 05-17-2010 02:18 AM

If you lust want it in there, sure 1/2 lb would be fine. Really your mash temp will define the body but the corn will not contribute the same flavor as the malt.

Ketchepillar 05-17-2010 04:15 AM

So you aren't trying to clone Millstream's Iowa Pale Ale?

I would add a little more end of boil hops, but I wouldn't say it's essential.

bh10 05-17-2010 12:11 PM


Originally Posted by Ketchepillar (Post 2064076)
So you aren't trying to clone Millstream's Iowa Pale Ale?

I would add a little more end of boil hops, but I wouldn't say it's essential.

That's what I am wondering? B/c Ill have to try it, Milstream's IowaPA is a great beer.

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