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Old 07-11-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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Default Kent Gold, Maris Otter, Safe ale 04- What?

What can I brew with this? An English Ale?
Any suggestions?

I wish I had some fruit, or something!

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Old 07-11-2010, 05:45 PM   #2
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That combination would make a fantastic English ale, anything from a mild on up to an IPA.

My favorite English IPA is essentially that combo only with Fuggles instead of Goldings, but most people seem to prefer Goldings.



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That by itself would make a great SMaSH beer. Or you can add any of the following to make a great English style beer: any Crystal malt, Victory or Biscuit, Roasted barley, Chocolate and Black patent.

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Old 07-11-2010, 06:04 PM   #4
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Okay! Thanks guys. I went with those parts along with 1/2 oz Hersbrucker at 15min. Looking for something that has a nice hop at the finish.

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Old 07-11-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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So, the OG ended up being 1.038 which sort of blows. I added another 2lbs of corn sugar and got it up to 1.050, which I was hoping for. I'm not a big fan of weak beer.

6lb Liquid Malt Extract
2 lb Maris Otter
1/2oz Kent Golding 15min
1/2oz Hersbrucker 15min
1/2oz Maris Otter 5min (Correction: Kent Goldings!)
2lb corn sugar

Start: 1.050

End: We Shall See.

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Old 07-11-2010, 10:09 PM   #6
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So, the OG ended up being 1.038 which sort of blows. I added another 2lbs of corn sugar and got it up to 1.050, which I was hoping for. I'm not a big fan of weak beer.

6lb Liquid Malt Extract
2 lb Maris Otter
1/2oz Kent Golding 15min
1/2oz Hersbrucker 15min
1/2oz Maris Otter 5min
2lb corn sugar

Start: 1.050

End: We Shall See.

Best,
K
Um... 2 lbs is way too much simple sugar (IMO). I've done Belgians with 20% max, but you're sitting at 25% in an English style beer. To me, the beauty of English beers is there rich malt character... I think that much sugar would probably destroy any maltyness you had.
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Old 07-11-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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yeah this will be a pretty dry beer. Should have added dry malt extract instead of corn sugar, but I guess if thats all you had....

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Yeah, oh well, live and learn. Thanks for the heads up. I'll let you know how it turns out. BTW, I added 12 teabags of Ambrosia Plum. Rare White and Green Tea blended with Strawberry leaves, Rose Petals and Plum. .
Should be interesting.

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So, the OG ended up being 1.038 which sort of blows. I added another 2lbs of corn sugar and got it up to 1.050, which I was hoping for. I'm not a big fan of weak beer.

6lb Liquid Malt Extract
2 lb Maris Otter
1/2oz Kent Golding 15min
1/2oz Hersbrucker 15min
1/2oz Maris Otter 5min
2lb corn sugar

Start: 1.050

End: We Shall See.

Best,
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Is that a typo? Did you steep the Maris Otter, and for what temp and how long? Also, what was the temp of your SG reading?

And another question: what was your final volume of wort?
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Also - What is the batch size? For a 5-gallon batch, i don't think it's possible to end up at 1.038 with 6lb LME. I think there might be a problem with the measurement.



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