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Old 09-28-2012, 09:23 PM   #11
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cut back amount of crystal but use more types of it and some roasted barley that will give you some caramel depth and the color. something like
8.0 oz Caramel Malt - 20L (Cargill) (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 4.4 %
4.0 oz Caramel Malt - 40L (Cargill) (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.2 %
4.0 oz Caramel Malt - 60L (Cargill) (60.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.2 %
4.0 oz Roasted Barley (Briess) (300.0 SRM)
I can see where RB gives color but caramel depth???
Better off using debittered carafa , black prinz or midnight wheat for color if needed.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:22 AM   #12
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Let me try!
Liquid extract as needed.
2# 2-row (for mash/steeping in a steeping bag with the munich)
2# light munich base malt
10 oz crystal 40
2-4 oz dehusked carafa II for red color

For hops 5-6 oz. in the boil will be substantial enough so long as the majority is 20-0 min. additions. 1.5-3 oz dry hop.

Voila, instant success!

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Old 09-30-2012, 06:08 AM   #13
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Hey thanks again for all the advice. I guess trial and error is the best method (with great pointers of course). But it's the beauty of homebrewing right? Cheers everyone.

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Old 10-02-2012, 02:44 PM   #14
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Any info on how you decided to proceed/how the wort turned out?

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Old 10-03-2012, 01:38 AM   #15
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Still juggling ingredients, but will be purchasing the goods tomorrow. I will post what I chose and how the wort turns out.

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This is it.
My local brewers' shop had a solid American Amber Ale. I took this, switched it up a bit and triple hopped it with better hops.
5 lbs Pale Liquid Syrup
1 lb Amber Liquid Syrup
8oz Belgium Biscuit
8oz Carafoam
8oz Caravienne
8oz 6-row Barley
4oz Malted Wheat
3oz Roasted Barley

2oz Chinook (1 @60, 1 @25)
2oz Cascade (1 @15, 1 @5)
2oz Simcoe (Dry hop)
Wyeast Northwest Ale Yeast 1332

Brew day is tomorrow 10/4

Any last minute malts or thoughts?
I had Carafa 1or2 in mind; a couple ounces
Maybe Black Patent, for a bit more depth on the red.

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Old 10-04-2012, 06:40 AM   #17
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I put this in my Beersmith2 and I'm only getting a 4.2%abv and a 1.046 OG. Why is this so low? Should I add another few pounds of Malt or syrup to beef it up? Or am I over thinking this?

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Old 11-05-2012, 02:38 AM   #18
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Just to follow up. My Red IPA turned out delicious. So good that my roommates and I drank it much quicker than expected. The recipe I used above was accurate, except that I had to add 3 more lbs of Light DME to get more body and a higher abv %. It was sitting at 1.042 before this. After adding the 3 lbs it went up to 1.062. FG 1.012. Turned out great!
Malty, smooth and perfectly hoppy!! Thanks for all the advice. Now it's time for my third batch. Thinking of a Black IPA.
Cheers everyone!

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