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Old 10-04-2011, 02:57 PM   #1
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Default First all grain next weekend - recipe

My recipe's already pretty set (already got the grain), but here's what it looks like before and after the LHBS:

Apple Pie Ale (Brown Ale)

7 lbs Maris Otter
2 lbs Victory
1.5 lbs Crystal 60
0.25 lbs Chocolate
0.1 lbs Roasted Barley
1 oz Goldings @ 60
1 oz Goldings @ 15
Irish Moss @ 15
4 oz Apples @ 0
4 fl.oz Boiled Cider @ 0
1 gal Cider @ secondary

I made sure to get an extra oz of goldings for bittering in case my efficiency is good...

After the LHBS, I got 2 lbs of Vienna instead of Victory (they didn't have Victory or Biscuit). I'm now thinking of toasting 2 lbs of my Maris Otter because I want a nutty/biscuity flavor in the background.

BeerSmith2 estimates:
Mash Eff: 70.6%
OG 1.054 (including cider & apples, but not the boiled cider)
IBU 21.2
Color 19.1 SRM
ABV 5.7%


Thoughts? Am I setting myself up for anything?

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Make sure you mash a little higher. With all that cider I could imagine that fermenting out DRY. Unless that's how you wanted it of course.

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Thanks! I will aim high... maybe 156-158?

BTW - forgot to mention that I'll be putting cinnamon & nutmeg into the secondary. It doesn't play any role in the AG process, but I forgot it in the recipe.

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why are you adding 4oz of cider at flameout and the rest during secondary? why not just add all of it to secondary?

and how does your OG include the cider added later, but not the boiled cider?

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I would use a little pectic enzyme as well or the cider will haze up on you.

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Thanks! I will aim high... maybe 156-158?
Sure! I've done beers around there that had lots of body. Should even out the cider well.
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It's 4 oz of boiled cider (it's concentrated cider syrup... essentially sugary apple extract).

The pectic enzyme is a good idea! I have some on hand from winemaking.

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this looks delicious, i'll have to brew this one up sometime, and maybe add some molasses to a portion of it...

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