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Dr Vorlauf 02-29-2008 08:35 PM

Critique Pale Ale Extract Recipe Question
I am going back to extract / partial mash from all grain due to some serious time constraints ( I know but at least I will continue to brew dammit !!).

I have below a "recipe" of ingredients on hand:

***** Batch Size: 12.50 gal
Boil Size: 15.02
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (12.5 gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Taste Notes: Nice Hoppy Ale ???


Amount Item Type % or IBU
7.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 40.00 %
10.00 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 57.14 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 2.86 %
2.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 42.6 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [4.50 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops -
1 Pkgs Safale US-05 (Safale #US American - 05) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.053 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.95 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.82 %
Bitterness: 42.6 IBU Calories: 238 cal/pint
Est Color: 10.4 SRM Color: Color

I really am bad with extract / partial mash recipes as went from kits to all grain. What do you think of the above? Specifically I am looking for feedback on the following:

1) Aroma / flavor hops. I have plenty of leaf Cascade, Fuggles and Mt Hood. What do you think is best for this malt profile? Will the above be to malty?

2) Color. I have a decent bit of Crystal 60. Would you do more or less?

3) Yeast. I can do Nottingham, US 05 or US 04. Your opinions?

4) Any other input ? Please don't tell me it look like a Gueze !!

I just want to make sure that I do not make 13 gallons of nasty beer.

PS the liquid extract is from Austin HB and is spectacularly fresh.

mr_clean 07-30-2009 07:21 AM

The kit sounds good,use the red pack of yeast.Or Nottingham could work,or white labs california ale.

shinerfanok 07-30-2009 04:05 PM

I would lower your dme and lme and opt for some more grains, dme tends to make the beers extra malty from my experience this might bring out some of the hoppy taste and aroma for you, I might also use a liquid yeast maybe wlp001

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