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Old 03-24-2014, 01:23 PM   #1
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hey guys looking for input on a current batch im planning.

6# amber lme
2# light DME
1# crystal 40l

2 oz Falconers flight 60 min
1 oz brewers gold 15 min w/whirlfloc tablet
1 oz simcoe knockout/whirlpool
1 oz brewers gold knockout/whirlpool

ill be using a harvested ringwood yeast or s-05 dry. not sure i want to risk using the ringwood (have to make the starter to see how it will work)

any criticism is appreciated. im hoping to do a full boil as well. just hoping to get a little warmer out haha

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Old 03-24-2014, 02:51 PM   #2
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Two things stand out to me.

First is the malt bill: you get an opportunity to be more creative here if you dump the amber lme and use all light or golden DME or LME and add in your own specialty malts to steep. Plus your color here may be too light depending on the brands of extract you're using. You could play around with some 120L crystal, some victory, maybe some pale chocolate.

Second, assuming the alpha acids of your 60 and 15 minute additions are 10%AA for the falconer's flight and 8%AA for the brewer's gold, your IBUs are way off the chart for an amber - about 90 IBUs on a style that maxes out at 40 IBUs if brewed to style.

I'd be tempted to call this beer a session IPA, just add dry hops!

My recipe formulation got better when I started using brewing software - Promash many years ago, Beersmith now - and it lets me dial in on the base beer and then tweek it to go outside the style ranges without getting into too much trouble.

Brew on!

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Old 03-24-2014, 04:05 PM   #3
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i do have beer smith and will be adding this recipe to tweak it tonight. as far as the LME goes i already bought it from NB so it is mallards??? i think. im going for a hoppier amber so the ibu's sound about right but i am looking for a maltier back bone. i should know the aa% when i get my shipment in from NB. i didnt want to use to much specialty grain as i didnt want too much of a "grainy" taste i wanted to malt to stand out a bit more. maybe IPA is a better description.

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