HBT 2015 Big Giveaway - Enter Now

Huge Supporting Membership Discounts - 20% Off

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > My first build a brew
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-01-2012, 01:39 PM   #1
steviesteve31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Norfolk, virginia
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default My first build a brew

I wanted to try my hand at building a recipe. The base comes from Cheezydemon3, but I wanted to add a little something to it. Something light and sessionable.

3 lbs x-dark DME
3.3 lbs amber LME
1 lb roasted barley
1/2 lb carpils
1 lb cyrstal 60 (or 40?)
1 lb brown sugar (30 minutes)

1 oz Fuggles 45 minutes
1/2 oz perle 30 minutes
1/2 oz perle 15 minutes
1/2 oz simcoe 5 minutes

Steeping @ 150-155
sparge @ 170

US-05 cause its a forgivable yeast

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

__________________

Kickin Kegs and taking names

steviesteve31 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 03:20 PM   #2
Ravenshead
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ravenshead's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: League City, Tx
Posts: 1,210
Liked 37 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I haven't done many extract brews but when I did I'd try to use the lightest extract I could and let the steeping grains give me my color. As I recall, the lighter extracts are more fermentable so you don't run the risk of a fermentation stuck at 1.020. If you want to go dark add some chocolate or black patent.

I've never tried simcoe in anything other than a pale ale/IPA so I'm not sure how that will go.

What was your thought behind the brown sugar? It will boost your alcohol but won't have a big impact on taste if that's what you were looking for.

__________________

[QUOTE]

Quote:
Originally Posted by Polorl69 View Post
I had no problems whatsoever getting my pee to ferment.
Ravenshead is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 03:37 PM   #3
steviesteve31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Norfolk, virginia
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ravenshead View Post
I haven't done many extract brews but when I did I'd try to use the lightest extract I could and let the steeping grains give me my color. As I recall, the lighter extracts are more fermentable so you don't run the risk of a fermentation stuck at 1.020. If you want to go dark add some chocolate or black patent.

I've never tried simcoe in anything other than a pale ale/IPA so I'm not sure how that will go.

What was your thought behind the brown sugar? It will boost your alcohol but won't have a big impact on taste if that's what you were looking for.
I thought the closer to flame out the more flavor of the sugar will come through.
__________________

Kickin Kegs and taking names

steviesteve31 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 07:04 PM   #4
vmaxept
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Pikeville, TN
Posts: 16
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

The brown sugar taste/flavor is lost during the heat of fermentation. Some have added it after 5 days. I have not tried that. There may be a steep grain that will impart the molasses taste you are expecting from brown sugar.

Others have used a slight addition of molasses but I read you have to be carefull. I added 1 oz to a 2.5g recipe of Jamaican Mon, it was good

*Simcoe hops are best for IPA PA. Fuggles is great for darks mostly used for aroma and flavor
Perle is for German Ale Wheat Pils.

Might consider Northern?

Of course its your beer Sometimes good to go for it


* I use this link to learn about hops, best resource I have found. I spend 'hours' reading this
http://beerlegends.com/hops-varieties

I had a dark Oatmeal Stout all extract get stuck at FG 1.022. I bottles anyway, turned out great.
I do like dark porter and stouts. Might suggest as 'steve' said and change out the amber LME for a light LME and try another dark steep grain.

*I am not an expert on steeping just moving to that method.

RR

__________________
vmaxept is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-01-2012, 09:32 PM   #5
amandabab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 239 Times on 183 Posts
Likes Given: 446

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steviesteve31 View Post
I wanted to try my hand at building a recipe. The base comes from Cheezydemon3, but I wanted to add a little something to it. Something light and sessionable.

3 lbs x-dark DME
3.3 lbs amber LME
1 lb brown sugar (30 minutes)
over 7 lbs of fermentables
over 6lbs of amber/dark

nothing about this says light or session beer.
__________________
amandabab is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 12:03 AM   #6
steviesteve31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Norfolk, virginia
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

thats why im asking what can i do to make it better

__________________

Kickin Kegs and taking names

steviesteve31 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 12:43 AM   #7
Newbeerguy
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Posts: 809
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steviesteve31 View Post
thats why im asking what can i do to make it better
Well, what style are you going for? Hard to give advice without knowing what you're after. You say light and sessionable but your ingredients aren't gonna give you anything close to that.

A nice light APA would be something like this:

6lb Light DME
1/2 lb Crystal 40

1/2 Perle @ 60
1/2 Perle @ 10


No offense but the recipe you posted up looks nothing like what you're after.
__________________
Newbeerguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 12:46 AM   #8
amandabab
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: spokane, wa
Posts: 1,971
Liked 239 Times on 183 Posts
Likes Given: 446

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by steviesteve31 View Post
thats why im asking what can i do to make it better
you almost have a stout as is.

its going to be roasty, black as obsidian and most likely hit the 1.020 curse.

getting away from stoutish
no roasted
75% of the crystal, 20L-40L
no brown sugar
maybe keep the same amount of extract but light/x-light (maybe some amber at a top but very little)
carapils is a personal taste thing
the hop schedule is a personal taste thing
__________________
amandabab is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 12:48 AM   #9
steviesteve31
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Norfolk, virginia
Posts: 33
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

thats what i am looking for thank you. So if I add LME and sugar with the steeping grains it would end up being a big sweet beer?

__________________

Kickin Kegs and taking names

steviesteve31 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-02-2012, 02:18 PM   #10
DGibb
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 316
Liked 27 Times on 24 Posts
Likes Given: 87

Default

I plugged the recipe you have in to BeerCalculus (at work, don't have access to my BeerSmith!) and came up with the following:

OG 1.059
FG 1.016
ABV: 5.7%

IBUs: 42.8 (Rager)
SRM: 94

According to this, you have a nearly 6% BLACK beer with quite a bit of roasty malt character and hop character from the boil. If you're looking session, use the APA recipe above.

You wouldn't necessarily end up with sweet beer if you add sugar at different times. Remember that if you use a fermentable sugar in the primary, you will more likely end up with a higher ABV rather than sweetness.

__________________
Primary: 1. Simple Cinnamon Hard Cider
Bottled: 1. SMASH (Simcoe/Pils) Session Pale, 2. Nut Brown Ale, 3. Irish Red, 4. Blackberry JAOM, 5.Cider Mill Cyser
Kegged: 1. Alas, nothing currently
DGibb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2nd Brew - True Brew Irish Stout sjjn Extract Brewing 4 02-04-2011 03:40 PM
What to brew for 3rd (extract) brew? GrantH Extract Brewing 0 11-03-2010 11:23 PM
Build my Porter or... Korben Extract Brewing 10 01-23-2009 08:28 PM
Successful First Brew!!! Brew Porn and Food Porn! Large Pictures!!! talleymonster Extract Brewing 16 07-04-2007 12:16 PM
brew infected? [first brew question] mattfuzzy Extract Brewing 9 06-22-2007 12:03 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS