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Old 06-16-2010, 04:51 PM   #1
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Well I've recently been given some grain but I have no real experience in creating recipes on my own. I would like to use the grain and random assorted selection of hops I have on hand to do an impromptu brew tomorrow. Any suggestions on a recipe would be appreciated.

As far as grain, I have pilsner, wheat and caramel 60.

My hops selection is:
-Crystal-0.5oz
-Fuggles-0.5oz
-Target-0.7oz
-Tetnang-0.25oz
-Williamette-0.85oz

I would like to get an early start on it tomorrow, but if I need wait and pick some ingredients when the LBHS opens I can. Thanks



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Old 06-16-2010, 05:03 PM   #2
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Do a mild with the Pilsner and crystal. Throw in 18 IBU's of fuggles...Mmmmm...delicious. Ideally I'd throw some Chocolate Malt in there, but you can do without. What yeast do you have?



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Oh yea, I forgot about yeast. I've got notty and safale-05.

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Perfect...

5.5 # pils
1.5 # crystal
Space out the 18-22 IBUS of Fuggles however you like.
Notty

90 min boil for the pils

I've made a similar brew, it's one of my favorites right now. I did 22 ibu's, but next time I'm going to lower it to get a bit less bitterness

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OR...you could do a Smash brew. Those are always fun. Just use the Pils and choose a hop.

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Sounds pretty good. I'm only getting to 8.6 IBUs with my 1/2 oz of Fuggles at 60min. What other hops would go good with that to get me around 20 IBUs?

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The Willamette would go fine.

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Just remembered that I've got some Safale-04 also, would that go better than notty?

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Just scored some chocolate malt, I'm going to throw it in as you suggested. I can't believe how this one came together, it will probably be one of my best.

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Sounds pretty good. I'm only getting to 8.6 IBUs with my 1/2 oz of Fuggles at 60min. What other hops would go good with that to get me around 20 IBUs?
Willamette is a fuggle hybrid...


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