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Old 03-27-2012, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default grain bill mistake, is this a problem?

Hello,
getting prepped to brew this and took a look at the grain bill printout from the brew shop one of the specialty grains is way more than i ordered.

as follows: 8# crisp pale ale - 1#9oz caramel pils SHOULD HAVE BEEN 4oz! - caramel 60 1# - 1# cane sugar for drying effect (i like really dry beer)

is this a big issue? I am going to brew it anyway of course but should i make any adjustments to the mash. extra beta rest time etc.

any advice welcome. btw starting in 30mins or so

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Old 03-27-2012, 04:21 PM   #2
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6° L. A very pale caramel malt. Contributes a subtle caramel flavor. The malting process creates a 'floury' endosperm that will yield fermentable sugars when mashed with base malts. Steep Caramel Pils in quantities under a pound to add a light caramel flavor, but mash it with other grains for the full effect. Additional InformationMalt Type Caramel
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If all the grains are not mixed together, you could reduce the caramel pils...if not go for it!

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thanks much for the info!
it is mixed and i am heating the strike H2O now. caramel pale ale it is!
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Looks like it would have alot more body then you were going for, so might not be as dry as you wanted. Is there anything else in it?

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Old 03-28-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
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The head will hold up very well. Thats more nonfermentables than needed but what the hell. It will prob turn out greaat.

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well its fermenting away. O.G 1.062- and i expect to finish around 1.014- 1.010 give or take.
I've decided it's closer to an amber ale than pale ale.
Should be tasty all things considered

other ingredients:
2oz centennial hop and 2oz palisades, 10g coriander, and some yeast nutrient.
1 package Danstar Nottingham ale yeast

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well its fermenting away. O.G 1.062- and i expect to finish around 1.014- 1.010 give or take.
Don't count on it
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