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Old 09-28-2006, 02:39 PM   #1
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OK i just finished bottling a brew kit that i recieved from beer-wine.com. I see that everyone has name for their beer. I need to know how you classify a beer. How do you know if you have an english ale,pale ale, red pale ale , red ale, porter.etc...I have the charlie papazian book and i didnt come across how to classify a beer. PLEASE CLARIFY THIS FOR ME.

What would this be. Steeped crystal malt, 2 cans of amber lme, uses hallertauer hops. and brewers ale yeast...this was my first batch with i tested after 2 days of being in the bottle to make sure it was being carbonaated and it tasted great...no more commercail beers for me..

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Old 09-28-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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Sounds like a standard Red Ale to me

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oh and one other thing.Before i pitched the yeast my specific gravity was 1.050...is this the reading that determines alcohol level of is it the reading after fermentation is done? THANKS

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Can u please explain why it sounds like its a red ale? Sorry if its a stupid question.

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:15 PM   #5
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oh and one other thing.Before i pitched the yeast my specific gravity was 1.050...is this the reading that determines alcohol level of is it the reading after fermentation is done? THANKS
You need both readings. The drop in gravity from start to finish is what provides you with the information about alcohol content.

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:40 PM   #6
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We need some amounts here, like how many hops, boiled hops how long, how much crystal malt. That tells the difference. The line between Amber Ale, Red Ale, and Pale Ale are fairly blurry.

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Old 09-28-2006, 03:54 PM   #7
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Try this link:

http://beeradvocate.com/beer/style

It describes all the different styles, with examples. This helped me alot.

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Papazian's book has a whole section on the different types of beer as well as a style chart that gives rough estimates of ingredient quantities for different types of beer (in the 3rd edition, it's right before he gets into advanced techniques).

This link http://www.beertown.org/education/styles.html should also give you some info related to the different styles of beer.

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i used 1 pound of crystal malt steeped. 7lbs amber LME. 1.25 oz halletauer for bittering boiled for 50 minutes, .25 oz hallertauer for dry hopping.

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ok so first Sg reading was 1.050 after fermenting was done it was at 1.018.What is the alcohol content

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