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Old 07-18-2009, 02:50 AM   #1
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Ok, my neighbor got me into this and I am more than ready to start brewing. I have read "The Joy of Home Brewing 3rd edition" and have a culinary background so following the brewing directions is not the problem. The problem (if it can even be called that) is I am looking to fashion a recipe that will be easy yet challenge me at the same time. Here is a list of what I have:

9 lbs of light Dried Malt Extract

8 oz Kent Goldings Pellet Hops

2 oz Vanguard Whole Leaf Hops

1 package Nottingham ale yeast

1 package Safale S-33 ale yeast

I plan on buying the Steeping grains needed for whatever beer I decide upon from my local HBS as well as my 22oz bottles. I would like to include dry hopping since the beer I like can never have enough hops flavor or aroma. I am lucky that I have a friend and neighbor who will be loaning me his 9 gallon pot and the rest of his tools since his beer is all bottle aging right now. Other things I have include:

Bottle caps

Corn Sugar

Irish Moss

so what would YOU do with these ingredients? all ideas are greatly appreciated!

PS: I will be doing single fermentation in 1 of 2, 6 gallon Ale pails that are sadly empty as I write this. (and yes I will get Better Bottles after a couple batches)

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Old 07-18-2009, 03:22 AM   #2
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You mentioned you like hoppy... Do you mean like American IPA hoppy? If so, you could grab a little crystal 40 and some Amarillo/Cascades/Centennial/etc. and some S-05 (or use the Nottingham) and make a good one.

You have Kent Goldings and Vanguard though, so if you want to use those you could make an English IPA.

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I would use all of your extract, steep 1/2 lb crystal 40, 1/4 lb crystal 120, and some biscuit maybe 4-8 ounces. 2 oz of ekg at 60, 1/2oz ekg at 10, 1 oz ekg at 0, pitch nottingham.

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Was just going to post an approximation of the English IPA from Brewing Classic Styles but enderwig's recipe is very close to that. That'll turn out nice, I think.

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You mentioned you like hoppy... Do you mean like American IPA hoppy? If so, you could grab a little crystal 40 and some Amarillo/Cascades/Centennial/etc. and some S-05 (or use the Nottingham) and make a good one.

You have Kent Goldings and Vanguard though, so if you want to use those you could make an English IPA.
I love IPA's in general so either way would work for me, what would make an English IPA?
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I love IPA's in general so either way would work for me, what would make an English IPA?
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I would use all of your extract, steep 1/2 lb crystal 40, 1/4 lb crystal 120, and some biscuit maybe 4-8 ounces. 2 oz of ekg at 60, 1/2oz ekg at 10, 1 oz ekg at 0, pitch nottingham.
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As a new brewer myself all I can say is you should try everything. because you never know till you taste it yourself. I don't like too much crystal in mine, 1/2 lb is enough for me. Don't be afraid to experiment with it.
I'd listen to the above posts, try it, and modify from that.

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I am going to try your recipe. I will definitely let you know how it turns out and if your in San Diego you can stop by and grab a 22 anytime. Thanks for the friendly advice-

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