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Old 11-09-2007, 07:47 AM   #1
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Default What style beer would you say this is ?

5 Gallons ( 1.065 )

Mash
2 # Munich
2 # Vienna
1 # Cara Aroma

Extract
7.7 # LME

Hops
1 oz. Centennial ( 50 minutes )
1 oz. Cascade ( 30 minutes )
1 oz. Cascade ( 15 minutes )
2 oz. Cascade ( 5 minutes )

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Old 11-09-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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Come on someone tell me what kind of beer this would be.. I know it would be some kind of "Ale" but beyond that I'm at a loss.

Where does a beer like this fit in ?



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Old 11-09-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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"Beer"

It's some kind of medium-large, domestic ale, I'd call it an "American Red," maybe it's an American Brown depending on where the color lands. But, that's a fairly generic-looking recipe.

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Old 11-09-2007, 05:21 PM   #4
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Ah... Thanks.

I was intending to a clone of Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale, but I got confused with my shopping and got the wrong grain(s). The gravity turned out higher than expected too, but I'll drink it and learn.

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Old 11-09-2007, 05:28 PM   #5
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Too dark for a pale. Should be a good, kinda generic domestic ale. Hard to call it anything more specific than that.

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Kinda close to an IIPA.

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Are you sure it isn't Bud ICE?

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Kinda close to an IIPA.
How so ? That was one thing I was sort of wondering about ..
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It could be IPA. I wouldn't think IIPA, there, OG really starts at around 1075-ish. Might be too dark for IPA, which is why I suggest "American Red" or "American Brown".

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I punched it into BeerSmith and came up with an OG estimate of 1.082, IBU's @ 52.5 (using BeerSmith's default AA%) and SRM @ 20.

I agree with bird that it's a bit dark for an IIPA, and not hoppy enough. High enough starting gravity though.



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