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Old 04-08-2009, 01:33 AM   #31
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I left half of my attempt on oak chips for 7 days, and it was very good! I had a lot of good feedback from my oaked version.

I also talked to the co-founder of Sweetwater at an event they had there this past weekend and asked him about the hops used. He said they use Centennial for the bittering addition and Cascades for the rest. I then asked him if he would give me the schedule and he kinda laughed and walked away. Oh well, never hurts to ask.

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Old 04-08-2009, 02:59 PM   #32
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I will probably brew this again this weekend, its been a long time since I brewed a Pale Ale and I've already got 3 lagers going.

I think I will probably go with Centennial/Cascade or just Cascades because I still have about 1/2 pound of Cascades in the freezer that need to get used up.

Other than that, the only change I'm planing is to scale the OG back some and shoot for more like 1.045-1.050 range. Try and make it where I can drink 3-4 of them instead of 2.

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Old 04-16-2009, 02:23 PM   #33
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I love sweetwater so this will be the next thing I brew.

The only problem is that i dont have any CaraAroma. I also noticed that it said to collect about 7.5 to 8 gallons of wort, however my largest kettle is only 8 gallons.

Since i can only boil about 7 gallons or so, should I alter the grain requirements (say use 7/8 of the recommend amount of each grain) or should I keep the grain requirements the same but only collect 7 gallons of wort?

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I love sweetwater so this will be the next thing I brew.

The only problem is that i dont have any CaraAroma. I also noticed that it said to collect about 7.5 to 8 gallons of wort, however my largest kettle is only 8 gallons.

Since i can only boil about 7 gallons or so, should I alter the grain requirements (say use 7/8 of the recommend amount of each grain) or should I keep the grain requirements the same but only collect 7 gallons of wort?
Not having the CaraAroma isn't anything to worry about - I think you really only need it if you make an extract version. If you make All-Grain it comes out better if you cut way back on the CaraAroma anyway.

Feel free to scale back the recipe some if you want to - if you're going for duplicating/cloning SweetWater 420 this recipe is a bit bigger so there is room to scale back.
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Old 06-10-2009, 09:16 PM   #35
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Thanks for the great recipe.......it ended up delicious without the CaraAroma.....too bad its all gone now.

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Old 08-17-2009, 05:46 PM   #36
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So BeerSmith doesn't give a direct conversion to extract. The Viena and Munich malts don't convert. Will a 30 minute steep work or do I need to do a full hr?

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Sorry I have no idea, I've never tried to do extract and just steep the grains.

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A buddy of mine tried this recipe and he used Galena for bittering and Cascade for the finishing. I must say his turned out better than mine did.
On the hops swap, was that for the 60 and the 30? Also did he adjust for the IBUs or just use the same amounts? From what I see the Galena AA is 13% and Cascade is around 5.5%.

And I guess I'm going to do a partial mash, mashing all the specialty grains and using all extract instead of any 2-row.
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I'm trying to prep for the weekend and this is what I'm thinking for tweaking the recipe. I tried to keep the IBUs close to the original by playing w/ the ratios. I'm also going to use an english yeast cake I'm racking an ESB off of earlier that day. From my experience 420 has slight fruit/flowery undertones that seem to come from the yeast more than anything else and I think the White Labs Burton's will be interesting and may replicate that.

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Recipe: Coldwater 420
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Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: Partial Mash
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.41 gal
Estimated OG: 1.066 SG
Estimated Color: 13.0 SRM
Estimated IBU: 44.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 64.52 %
1.25 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 13.44 %
1.25 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 13.44 %
0.40 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.30 %
0.40 lb Caraaroma (130.0 SRM) Grain 4.30 %
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 21.0 IBU
0.50 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (30 min) Hops 16.2 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (30 min) Hops 6.8 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-SteepHops -

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On the hops swap, was that for the 60 and the 30? Also did he adjust for the IBUs or just use the same amounts? From what I see the Galena AA is 13% and Cascade is around 5.5%.
sorry I really don't know the answer, all I know about his beer is just what he told me while we were drinking it
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