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Old 01-23-2010, 04:00 PM   #1
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Default Critique my 1st recipe - American red ale

6lbs Breiss Pils extract
15 oz Crystal 60L

60 mins 1.00 Centennial
15 mins 0.5 Cascade
5 mins 0.5 Cascade

Hops are pellets and I will be using American Ale yeast. 5 gallon batch

Please let me know what you think! Is it boring? Should I add some biscuit malt?

Thanks!

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Old 01-23-2010, 04:00 PM   #2
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P.S. the extract is pilsener dme

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Old 01-23-2010, 10:56 PM   #3
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Sounds simple enough?

Have you tried it yet?

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Old 01-23-2010, 11:09 PM   #4
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Looks delicious to me...

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I have not tried it yet, I have the malt extract. I ordered and am waiting for the grains from Austin and the hops from hopsdirect. I plan to start a nice pipeline when it all gets here. My new years resolution is not to buy commercial beer (at home of course) and brew all my beer that I drink at home. This excludes an occasional commercial belgian beer that I may treat myself to. I have created 3 recipes for myself to try. This is the first, the second will be an APA, and the third a Robust Porter. I will then modify the APA to be a "CDA". I am looking forward to that CDA!

I hope the keg I am drinking now will last me til the American red is brewed and drinkable! Otherwise, I will be stuck drinking hard liquor til it is ready!

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Old 01-24-2010, 12:15 AM   #6
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I'm not sure that's a red ale and not just a pale. Looks nice, though. Simple isn't bad.

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My pale recipe has a lot more hops. I havent tasted it yet but I dont think the amount of hops in there will overpower at all. I think it will be maltier than it is hoppy

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Old 01-24-2010, 05:02 AM   #8
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Ya, this really falls more into pale ale guidelines.

You end up with 43 IBU, so if your pale has more, you are probably looking more like IPA. America Pale is 30-45 IBU. American IPA is 40-75 IBU.

Color on this is around 8.8 SRM. Right in line for a pale, a little light for an amber, and really light for a red. If you are using any beer software (I use BeerSmith), make sure your color settings on each grain/extract are correct for what you are using. In BeerSmith, my Pilsen DME comes set to 3.0 SRM, but Breiss Pilsen DME is actually 2.0.

If you don't have BeerSmith or similar, I'd suggest you get it. BeerSmith has a 21 day trial.

*Disclaimer* This post not sponsored by or affiliated with BeerSmith in any way, shape, or form.

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I was using hopville.com. I guess they are not that accurate

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On my next red I'm addig some smoked malt.

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