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Old 03-11-2008, 04:57 PM   #1
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Default Ben's Backyard Pale Ale

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Wyeast 1056
Yeast Starter: Smack Pack
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: No
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.011
IBU: 31
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 13.60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 70F

Ingredients:
6.51# Alexander's Light Extract (LME)
1# Caramel Malt (60L) Steeping Grains
2oz. Whole Cascade Hops (6.1% Alpha)
1/3 tsp Irish Moss
Wyeast 1056 Smack Pack

Brewing Schedule:
Note: Volumes are intended for use in a full boil.
1# Caramel Malt - Steep at 155F for 30 minutes in 1.5gal water
Main Boil Kettle: Boil 4.5gal of water
6.51# LME - boil for 60 minutes
Add 1.5g water from steeping grains to main kettle (for a total of 6.0 gallons)
1oz Hops - in boil for 60 minutes (bittering)
Irish Moss - 1/3 tsp in boil for 50 minuntes
1/2 oz Hops - boil for 30 minutes (flavoring)
1/2 oz Hops - boil for 2 minutes (aroma)
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Old 03-11-2008, 11:45 PM   #2
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Congrats on the first brew... Recipe looks tasty. A few more late addition hops probably wouldn't hurt... move the 30 to 20? and maybe 1/2oz. at 5... should definitely work the way it is, but more aroma would be enjoyable in a pale!

Keep up the good work!

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Congrats on the first brew... Recipe looks tasty. A few more late addition hops probably wouldn't hurt... move the 30 to 20? and maybe 1/2oz. at 5... should definitely work the way it is, but more aroma would be enjoyable in a pale!

Keep up the good work!
You know what? You're completely right about more late addition hops. I've noticed that as this ale bottle conditions the hop aroma is fading. At just 3 days in the bottle, there was very little carbonation and a really good hop nose on it. However, at this point (2 wks in bottle) the hop aroma and flavor is a bit weak. The IBU seems about right, but I think I'll change the hop schedule to something like this:

1oz (60m)
1oz (20m)
.5oz (5m)

In addition, I may add some Willamette or Chinook hops in there to give it a bit more character. I have to say, though, for my first beer it's damn tasty as it is! Thanks for the tip!
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