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Old 04-18-2007, 03:53 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm beginning my first AG recipe. I'm hoping it works out OK. I want to goto my local brew shop and buy ingredients. I hear that AG is alot cheaper.

I made an extract brew of an IPA which was great tasting and only 19 bucks a batch.
How much can I pay for an AG pale ale?

Are there any good recipes for AG IPA ales? Thanks so much.

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Peruse the recipe database; lots and lots of fine choices!

IPAs: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=69
American Ales (including APAs): http://www.homebrewtalk.com/forumdisplay.php?f=66

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Wow, 19 bucks is a steal for a batch of brew!

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Hi all,

I'm beginning my first AG recipe. I'm hoping it works out OK. I want to goto my local brew shop and buy ingredients. I hear that AG is alot cheaper.

I made an extract brew of an IPA which was great tasting and only 19 bucks a batch.
How much can I pay for an AG pale ale?

Are there any good recipes for AG IPA ales? Thanks so much.
I think an AG pale ale can cost between $10 for one with dry yeast and bulk grain pricing to over $20 for small quantities and more specialty grains/hops with liquid yeast. Expect to pay $15-$20.
I agree you got a good deal on an extract recipe for $20. Most extract IPA recipes I've seen price out $30-$40 or more.

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Give my Haus Pale Ale a try. It costs $18.77 per batch from AHBS

8 lbs. 2-Row
2 lbs. Vienna
0.5 lb. Crystal 10L
2 oz. Cascade

1.0 oz Cascade at 60 min.
0.5 oz. Cascade at 30 min.
0.25 oz. Cascade at 15 min.
0.25 oz. Cascade at 5 min.

Nottingham Dry Ale Yeast Hydrated with a pint starter.
Two weeks in a Primary, Keg and let age for 1 month.

Very tasty.

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Hi Britishbloke,

HERE is a very nice single hop IPA recipe from a UK forum. I'm drinking mine now and the Amarillo hop is fantastic.

Cheers,
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I can throughly recommend EdWorts haus ale
Very easy, cheap and tasty.

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From my limited all grain recipes ive looked up, EdWorts looks like it doesnt have much grain.

The recipe I have from the Midwest DVD is a pale ale with 20lbs of grains.

I might try Ed-Worts though as I liked the apfelwein

Ed-Wort. Im making a slight change to one batch. Put a gallon of Orange Lemon pinapple in. Hopefully it makes it taste more complex.

Thanks.

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From my limited all grain recipes ive looked up, EdWorts looks like it doesnt have much grain.

The recipe I have from the Midwest DVD is a pale ale with 20lbs of grains.

I might try Ed-Worts though as I liked the apfelwein

Ed-Wort. Im making a slight change to one batch. Put a gallon of Orange Lemon pinapple in. Hopefully it makes it taste more complex.

Thanks.
Ummm. That must be a 10 gallon batch recipe.

20lbs of grain in a fiver and your gonna have a gravity around 1.109 with a 11% ABV...

Not that there's anything wrong with that....
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Originally Posted by britishbloke
From my limited all grain recipes ive looked up, EdWorts looks like it doesnt have much grain.

The recipe I have from the Midwest DVD is a pale ale with 20lbs of grains.

I might try Ed-Worts though as I liked the apfelwein

Ed-Wort. Im making a slight change to one batch. Put a gallon of Orange Lemon pinapple in. Hopefully it makes it taste more complex.

Thanks.
20# of grain in a 5 gal batch is going to give you a huge beer. Thats high end of Imperial IPA. Ed's recipe is a nice 5+% ABV beer. Something you can drink a couple.
[edit] BierMuncher beat me to it.

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