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Old 08-28-2011, 03:14 AM   #1
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How does this recipe look everyone? This will most likely be my next brew, now that I am moved into my new apartment and am going to give my electric stove a try.

Opening Day Amber Ale
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Est. OG- 1.051
Est. FG- 1.012
Est. ABV- 5.19%
Est. IBU- 29.8
Est. Color- 14.5 SRM

5.5lb Pale 2-row
3.0lb CaraPils
2.0lb Caramel/Crystal 60L

1oz Centennial (60min)
Irish Moss (15min)

WLP001 California Ale Yeast

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Old 08-28-2011, 03:58 AM   #2
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i would cut back on the carapils and up the two row. 1 pound of carapils is plenty.

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Old 08-28-2011, 04:06 AM   #3
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You might not even need any carapils with all that crystal (which is maybe too much).

No flavor hops? That's not necessarily wrong, but is it what you want. That's not usually the yeast for a low hop ale.

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You might not even need any carapils with all that crystal (which is maybe too much).

No flavor hops? That's not necessarily wrong, but is it what you want. That's not usually the yeast for a low hop ale.
So... little to no Carapils, less crystal, and some hops to finish off? Maybe a different yeast?
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If you could add more 2 row or other base malt that would be great. Carapils adds body but I don't think is needed as crystal does as well. I'd probably go with some later hop presence. You could stick with that yeast, but it is usually used for beers with hop flavor, and right now you are all about maltiness.

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Too much sweet malts (Crystal & Carapils), limit it to maybe a pound until you know what they will give you.

Some finish hops would be good.

Yeast OK.

You might want to give your new stove a test run with water. You may not get that much volume to a full boil and might have to stick with a partial mash.

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Too much sweet malts (Crystal & Carapils), limit it to maybe a pound until you know what they will give you.

Some finish hops would be good.

Yeast OK.

You might want to give your new stove a test run with water. You may not get that much volume to a full boil and might have to stick with a partial mash.
This is what I have been concerned with... I wanted to do an outdoor brew setup, but unfortunately grill/burner laws in apartments are a real drag, so I am going to do my best. So far with cooking my stove has been incredibly efficient, boiling normal size boils in a matter of minutes. I believe it can work up a full boil, but I may take up your advice and work on some water first.
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How does this variation work for everyone?

Opening Day Amber Ale
All-Grain
5-gal
Est. OG- 1.051
Est. FG- 1.012
Est. ABV- 5.19%
Est. IBU- 29.8
Est. Color- 14.5 SRM

7.0lb Pale 2-row
2.5lb Caramel/Crystal 60L

1oz Centennial (60min)
1oz Amarillo (Flameout)
Irish Moss (15min)

WLP001 California Ale Yeast

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Wow, yeah that's enough crystal for a 10 gallon batch. Im not ever sure the 5 lbs of base has enough diastic power to convert all that

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Wow, yeah that's enough crystal for a 10 gallon batch. Im not ever sure the 5 lbs of base has enough diastic power to convert all that
How does the revised recipe look?
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