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Old 11-12-2005, 01:48 AM   #1
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Hello All,
In commemoration of what many craft brewer's believe is one of finest inspirations to beer and country, January 2006 is Ben Franklin's 300th birthday. In his honor the Brewer's Association has selected a craft brew that is true to the era that Ben Franklin would have loved to quaff.
At the Brewer's Association website they have listed the recipe for this momentous occasion and ask that all able brewer's brew this recipe and then in January, raise your glass and toast ole Ben. The website is: http://www.beertown.org/craftbrewing/index.html

There you will find the award winning recipe. The recipe is all-grain and yields a barrel of beer but there is enough information that allows you to reduce the batch size using one of the brewing programs such as Promash. Please forgive me if this has already been discussed but when I did a search I didn't find the topic had been brought up prior.
So, brew a batch of good Old English Ale and raise your glass this next January and celebrate one of our famous patriots and beer drinker, Ben Franklin!
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Old 11-12-2005, 02:13 AM   #2
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An interesting recipe, certainly agree on the molasses. I think I'll stick with Fuggles for my Old Ale. Ben would have liked it.

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Oh hells yeah, I'M DOING IT!!!!!!

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Can anyone good at this make a partial conversion?

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Can anyone good at this make a partial conversion?

Wha??? You want it converted to extract?

I'll run it through promash for you, if that's what you mean.....just say the word....
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Wha??? You want it converted to extract?

I'll run it through promash for you, if that's what you mean.....just say the word....
The Word.

Sorry, just not ready to go AG yet.
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The Word.

Sorry, just not ready to go AG yet.

Okay kids.....I'm no expert at converting, so anyone with experience please look it over and see what you think. All of the numbers are very close when comparing the AG vs. extract versions. For the extract version I dropped some of the corn and the biscuit, and dropped out the Black Patent malt completely. I think that was mainly in there for color in the AG batch. If it was in the AG version for some additional bite/bitterness, the molasses will definitely attone for that in the extract version, so they should be fairly close. That's my thinking. Chime in.

Poor Richard's Ale (AG version)

A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 13.38
Anticipated OG: 1.067 Plato: 16.30
Anticipated SRM: 17.4
Anticipated IBU: 34.7
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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59.8 8.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) America 1.036 2
18.7 2.50 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
11.2 1.50 lbs. Biscuit Malt Great Britain 1.035 35
7.5 1.00 lbs. Special Roast Malt America 1.033 40
1.0 0.13 lbs. Black Patent Malt America 1.028 525
1.9 0.25 lbs. Molasses Generic 1.036 80

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.05 12.9 60 min.
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.05 11.9 45 min.
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.05 9.9 30 min.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP002 English Ale



Poor Richard's Ale--Extract version
A ProMash Recipe Report

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.50
Anticipated OG: 1.067 Plato: 16.41
Anticipated SRM: 17.8
Anticipated IBU: 34.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
28.6 3.00 lbs. Generic LME - Dark Generic 1.035 25
28.6 3.00 lbs. Generic DME - Light Generic 1.046 8
19.0 2.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
11.9 1.25 lbs. Biscuit Malt Great Britain 1.035 35
9.5 1.00 lbs. Special Roast Malt America 1.033 40
2.4 0.25 lbs. Molasses Generic 1.036 80

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.05 12.9 60 min.
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.05 11.8 45 min.
0.75 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 5.05 9.9 30 min.


Yeast
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White Labs WLP002 English Ale



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Old 11-12-2005, 04:24 PM   #9
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ORRELSE,
Your Promash recipe is pretty close to what I calculated. I'll post my Promash report later (when I am not at work). I kicked the amount of 2-row up to around 10 lbs to get a higher OG (1.093), substituted Carafa I for the black patent, and I plan on using a super-dooper good South Carolinian Pure Cane syrup instead of molasses.
Has anyone thought of using Scottish Ale yeast instead of English? Wonder what that would taste like? I may just do that.
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Old 11-12-2005, 05:33 PM   #10
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Im up for it, and have added it to my recipes. Thanks Jeff and ORRELSE!

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