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Old 02-05-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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For my first two batches I did a recipe off this website and a clone recipe. For my third batch, and for a larf, I decided to formulate my own recipe from scratch. I'm only doing three gallons, just in case it isn't that good. I was hoping everyone could weigh in on their opinions.

I haven't finalized my hop schedule yet, but I wanted to try a strategy where I would get lots of hop bitterness and aroma, but minimal hop flavor. It's the same feeling I had the first time I tried Gumballhead and it both confounded and intrigued me.

Big thanks to CP's spreadsheet, by the way.

American Red Ale, Partial Mash
Recipe Info
60 minute boil
Batch size: 3 gal
OG 1.054
FG 1.014
IBU's 44
Exp. Atten. 75%
Est. mash efficiency: 70%

Yeast: 1450

Ingredients
1.95 lb Light DME (48%)
1 lb 14 oz pale malt (27%)
10 oz white wheat (10%)
8 oz munich malt (8%)
4 oz 80 L crystal (4%)
3 oz 120 L crystal (3%)

Hops/Additions
Columbus 0.25 60m
Amarillo 0.25 30m
Cascade 0.25 30m
Amarillo 0.25 1m
Cascade 0.25 1m

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Old 02-05-2011, 02:37 PM   #2
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For my first two batches I did a recipe off this website and a clone recipe. For my third batch, and for a larf, I decided to formulate my own recipe from scratch. I'm only doing three gallons, just in case it isn't that good. I was hoping everyone could weigh in on their opinions.

Note that I haven't finalized my hop schedule, I just wanted to throw something down before work that got me within my target IBU. Anyways, enough stalling. Time to chip away at my creation!

Big thanks to CP's spreadsheet, by the way.

American Red Ale, Partial Mash
Recipe Info
OG 1.054 Yeast 1450
FG 1.014 IBU's 46.44
Exp. Atten. 75% BU/GU Ratio 0.86
Batch Size 3 SRM Color 10.86
Mash Time ABV 5.31
Mash Temp Calories/Pint 241.1
Infus. Temp -5 Efficiency 70%
Mash Vol. 3.75 Mash Ph 0
Sparge Vol. 3 Mash Ratio 0.626
1st Gravity 1.043 Boil Volume 6
2nd Gravity 1.011 Boil Time
Ingredients
Malts Amount % Max Pts. Color
White Wheat 0.6 10% 40.00 3.00
Pale 0.5 8% 34.00 3.00
Munich 0.5 8% 36.00 6.00
Crystal 120 0.125 2% 33.00 120.00
Crystal 80 0.3125 5% 34.00 80.00
2 row DME 3.95 66% 40.00 2.00
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Total 5.9875 100% 231.75 18.07
Hops/Additions Amount Time AA% IBU's
Columbus 0.3 60 16.0% 30.09
Amarillo 0.25 15 9.0% 7.00
Cascade 0.25 15 6.0% 4.67
Amarillo 0.25 5 9.0% 2.81
Cascade 0.25 5 6.0% 1.87
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Total 1.3 46.44

Forgive the formatting. If you can read it, great. If not, I'll fix it when I get back from work.
Looks really good. Amarillo/Cascade is a great combo and goes really well with Munich. for a good first recipe!

I'd probably use crystal 60 and about an oz of roasted barley for color instead of the dark crystals. That's just cause I don't care for dark crystal though.
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Old 02-05-2011, 09:09 PM   #3
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I fixed the awful formatting. Hopefully those who were turned off by their inability to read this, could now weigh in.

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I'd add in a dry hop if you want tons of aroma.

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