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Old 01-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Omit the dryhop? Sounds to me like you're going insane or something...! ;-)

What style of beer is this?

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Old 01-21-2013, 05:49 PM   #12
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It's an experiment I'm doing - to see if I can make as good a batch of beer with a beefed up no boil kit as I can a full boil extract or PM. My goal is to come up with an easy recipe that I can use to keep beer in rotation that won't eat up a lot of time to make.

I'm not really sure what category this would fit in. This is based on the Cooper's Real Ale kit, which is already moderately hopped (~40 IBU), but bittering hops only.

I'm hoping with the cascade hops that it turns out like an APA. BeerSmith tells me I should be at 5.4% ABV, 47 IBU (not sure I believe this), 7.7 SRM. I've been debating dry hopping to be more along the lines of an APA.

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3.75lbs Cooper's Real Ale LME
2lbs Light DME
1lb dextrose
.25lb maltodextrine
1oz Cascade Pellet Hops (7.1%)
US-05 11g pack

Boil 3 liters of water and boil hops for 10 minutes, strain into fermenter. Mix in light DME and other adjuncts, mix in LME, top up with water and mix well.

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Old 01-21-2013, 07:18 PM   #13
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Then I would NOT skip the dryhop part...

I know it's a personal taste thing, but this recipe looks tasteless already as it is... ;-) Without the dryhop part, I'm afraid it's gonna have the personality of an uncooked green bean... :-P

You only need to sacrifice less than a tiny liter, after all... ;-)

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I'm afraid it's gonna have the personality of an uncooked green bean... :-P
LOL. Yeah, it tastes okay as is, but it lacks that hop aroma I love in my APAs.

If the stupid krausen drops by tomorrow I'll dry hop in primary, otherwise I'll just rack to secondary and dry hop there.
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I got home and checked on it and the krausen is falling out. It is still there, across most of the surface, but very thin compared to the last few days. I took another hydrometer sample and it is at 1.011. I'm amazed at the difference in the smell, taste and appearance in just 1 day at a slightly lower temp. Much less yeasty and cleaner. I'll definitely dry hop it tomorrow to get some more hop flavor and aroma.

Thanks for the replies!

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