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Old 01-30-2012, 12:59 AM   #1
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What do you think about this partial mash recipe?

4lbs Pale Malt 2 Row
1lbs CaraPils
0.75lbs Corn Sugar
1lbs Light DME
0.6oz Hallertauer 60min
1.25oz Hallertauer 5min
US-05 Yeast

Primary for 3 weeks and keg it.
1.040 and 9 IBU's

Do you think my MGD drinking father will like this?

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:01 AM   #2
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Ya, that's about as close as you can get to a low taste homebrew.

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Old 01-30-2012, 02:19 AM   #3
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I dont see the point in the pound of DME. might as well add two more pounds of 2-row instead.

I'd suggest going with something other than regular US 2-row though. Toss in Vienna malt instead, and ease him into flavor country.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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I dont see the point in the pound of DME. might as well add two more pounds of 2-row instead.
I'm fairly new to partial mash so I wasn't sure how many pounds I could comfortably do in my 6 gallon kettle.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:40 PM   #5
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You could easily do it AG... and I would ditch the corn sugar...

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:35 PM   #6
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i think that'll have a bit more body & aroma then he'd like. drop the carapils and tone back the 5min add.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/i-want-brew-budweiser-23302/

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Old 01-31-2012, 07:40 PM   #7
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I agree on dropping the carapils.

I'm not sure how Vienna malt tastes yet but this last batch that grain bill sure did smell great!

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Old 02-01-2012, 12:18 AM   #8
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I'm not sure how Vienna malt tastes yet but this last batch that grain bill sure did smell great!
its kind of vienna~y
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Old 02-01-2012, 03:16 AM   #9
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If you are really going for MGD then switch out the cara-pils for flaked corn and bump the 2-row to 5.5lbs. Axe the DME and cornsugar. Oh, yeah and don't forget to cold filter it

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:30 PM   #10
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OK, so I made the recipe I posted above with the following change:

-Replaced the 1lb Carapils with 2lbs flaked maize.
-Used 1 cup of corn sugar (don't have a scale to measure 0.75lbs)

Everything else was the same.

Came out exactly the way I was shooting for. Crystal clear, good head, very crisp, clean and refreshing.

I challenged myself to make a light beer that my Miller drinking father would like and I succeeded.

We sat on the patio basking in the sun all afternoon shooting the $hit and drinking my homebrew.

I'll make this one again!

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