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Old 03-16-2013, 04:38 PM   #1
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2.5 lbs LDE
7lbs pale liquid extract
1.5 lbs caramel 60
1oz Columbus 1 oz warrior 60 min
2 oz citra 30 min
2 oz citra flameout

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:39 PM   #2
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2.5 lbs LDE
7lbs pale liquid extract
1.5 lbs caramel 60
1oz Columbus 1 oz warrior 60 min
2 oz citra 30 min
2 oz citra flameout
Just wanna make sure the malt amount sounds about right
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Old 03-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #3
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What type of beer are you trying to make, and what batch size are you trying to make?

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If that's an American pale ale, it is too much crystal 60L malt. I'd cut that to no more than a pound. If it's supposed to be an IPA, I'd half the 60L.

I don't know what LDE is, but I assume it's a dry extract? That would be fine.

I'd change the hopping. The recipe as written will be very bitter (like bitter enough to remove the enamel off your teeth), but with little hops flavor or aroma. I'd change that up like this:

1oz Columbus 60 minutes
1 oz citra 15 minutes
1 oz citra 5 minutes
1 oz citra flame out
dryhop 2 ounces citra for 5-7 days.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:26 PM   #5
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If that's an American pale ale, it is too much crystal 60L malt. I'd cut that to no more than a pound. If it's supposed to be an IPA, I'd half the 60L.

I don't know what LDE is, but I assume it's a dry extract? That would be fine.

I'd change the hopping. The recipe as written will be very bitter (like bitter enough to remove the enamel off your teeth), but with little hops flavor or aroma. I'd change that up like this:

1oz Columbus 60 minutes
1 oz citra 15 minutes
1 oz citra 5 minutes
1 oz citra flame out
dryhop 2 ounces citra for 5-7 days.
+1 good advice.

Assuming LDE = DME you have a 1.075+ beer there. An IPA. You want little crystal (I'd suggest only using 0.5 lbs), and you want it to dry out (I'd suggest replacing a pound of the DME with 1 lb of table sugar)
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:20 PM   #6
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Save some citra from your 30 minute addition for a dry hop. What IBU are you calculating? It seems like it will be really high. Not a bad thing, but I'd go for more aroma hops.

Actually, I would pretty much do what yooper said

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An American Pale Ale 5 gallon batch,I appreciate the advice keep it coming if need be. Cheers

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I don't have it in front of me but I believe the IBU came out to 68. Think it's too much?

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LDE was light dry extract sorry

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I don't have it in front of me but I believe the IBU came out to 68. Think it's too much?
Sounds fine for a 1.075+ IPA.
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