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Old 02-13-2013, 02:50 AM   #1
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Default Mixing 3 types of hops or not? here is what I have...

1.0 oz of each:
Nugget
Crystal
Cascade

If you more experienced brewers had these hops on hand and a 1lb bag of Carmel 20 grains, 1lb DME (sparkling Amber), and only 3.15lb of LME (Amber), and some corn sugar to make a 5gal batch how would you utilize these hops I have on hand?

How much corn sugar should I add I was thinking .75-1lb to make up the missing LME??

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Old 02-13-2013, 02:06 PM   #2
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1LB DME
3.15 LB LME

0.5 oz Crystal 60m(depending on AA%)
1oz Cascade 5m

US-05

Should give you a easy drinking red beer.

I wouldn't add the Corn sugar. With a beer that small it will just dry it out and probably taste funny.

Amber will already have crystal in it. Adding more would probably be overkill.

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When you say small do you mean because I am short on the LME; I do have to place another order soon do you think I should get some more LME?

Thanks for the advice!

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Yes that is what I mean. I would get another 3.15lb LME. With what you have now you will only get to about a 1.028 OG. Probably only 3% abv. I never consider adding corn sugar until I get over 6lb LME. If you are going to get more LME you could also get a few more ingredients and go several ways with your recipe. I make a nice cream stout with amber LME for example.

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Do you think I could use more grain instead of the LME without any special equipment? I was almost thinking about going with 3lbs of 2-row pale and 1lb of Munic malt, then letting it steep for 1 hr in say 2.5-3 gallons @ 150 degrees in addition to what I have.

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Do you think I could use more grain instead of the LME without any special equipment? I was almost thinking about going with 3lbs of 2-row pale and 1lb of Munic malt, then letting it steep for 1 hr in say 2.5-3 gallons @ 150 degrees in addition to what I have.
That would be a partial mash. I have no experience with those.
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OK; I will go with your original idea sounds good to me!

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As a partial mash, that would work okay. You might read up a bit on "Brew in a bag".

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Well, I decided to just make a test experiment so in three separate .8 gallon batches using what I have. So I have 3 - 1 gallon wine jugs each filled just above the label, I estimate that at about .75-.8 of a gallon.

Jug 1 has only Nugget hops 0.5 oz.
Jug 2 has only Crystal hops 0.5 oz.
Jug 3 has about 80% Cascade 0.5 oz., and 10% each of the other two at 0.2 oz. (estimated).

I seeped the grains in 2 gallons of hot water for 45 mins, added the DME, brought it to a gentle boil. I then divided that up into 2 other pots so I had 3 small pots of the Wort. Then I added the different hops in each pot.

I just hope the yeast I had in my refrigerator for the last 6 months comes to life because I have no back up.

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Interesting note now about 8 hours later that the jugs are perking in order and sequence as to the yeast pitching, kind of neat.

I guess I am lucky so far that the yeast is coming to life now.

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