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Old 11-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Default Extract - FEZPA (fekkin' EZ pale ale)

Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: any (us-05)
Yeast Starter: Do what ya do
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.061
Final Gravity: 1.012
IBU: ~55
Boiling Time (Minutes): 30
Color: 6.3 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 @ ~65
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): not needed
Tasting Notes: very good session pale ale from a very simple recipe. Use hops of your choice.

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Recipe: Fekkin' EZPA
Brewer: Dan Banks
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Style: American IPA
TYPE: Extract


Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 4.00 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.75 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.061 SG
Estimated Color: 6.3 SRM
Estimated IBU: 54.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 30 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 5.6 %
8.0 oz Caramel Malt - 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) Grain 2 5.6 %
8.0 oz Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 3 5.6 %
1.75 oz Cascade [7.30 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 4 54.7 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 5 -
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 10.0 mins) Other 6 -
4.00 oz Goldings, B.C. [4.90 %] - Aroma Steep 30 Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.5 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 8 -
6 lbs LME Golden Light (Briess) (4.0 SRM) Extract 9 67.4 %
1 lbs 6.4 oz Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 10 15.7 %


Steep grains for ~30 mins. Remove grains and add water to boil vol. Add dextrose and bring to a boil, adding bittering hops when boil begins. Boil for 30 mins. At knockout, remove from heat, begin whirlpool* and add 4 oz of hops and all the LME. Let stand covered for ~30 mins or until wort reaches ~180, whatever happens first. Chill, aerate and pitch yeast.

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* the whirlpool is not just to mix in the LME, it is to allow that knockout addition of hops to contribute as much flavor and aroma as possible while they steep. What I do is as soon as I kill the flame, I slowly swirl the wort into a good spin, throw in hops (and LME), get the whirlpool going again and cover. I check temp every 5-10 mins and get the whirlpool going again each time. After 30 mins (or before it gets below 180 F), I begin chilling the wort.

I find this to be a good "between big brew days" brew. Doesn't take long to put together, and it produces a good beer to keep the pipeline flowing.

Change the hops and yeast to suit your tastes, the recipe as posted is just the latest input into my BeerSmith. I've used Simcoe/amarillo, all cascade and all amarillo with great results. Go by IBU for the 30 min addition, and then by weight (4 ozs) for the knockout add. I usually dry hop this beer too, but it's plenty good w/o dry hops.

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I'm going to try this sometime this week. Any suggestions for tweaks since you've tasted it?

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More knockout hops, and definitely use your favorite hops. I used US Golding last time because I had a ton on hand, but I liked it best when I used the simcoe/amarillo combination. It's really good as is, US golding gives it a nice floral/fruit character.
The 1 lb, 6 oz of pale LME was Alexander's Sun Country Pale, if you can't source that (MidwestSupplies.com sells 1.4 # cans of it), any light/pale LME will be fine, but I'd then change the caramel 10 to caramel 20. Sun Country has a bit more caramel character than some of the others, IME.
I've done this beer a few times, using different hops and yeast, and each time it's surprisingly good.
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Next time you try this, post a pic of a finished beer. The batch I brewed turned out surprisingly malty and much darker than I anticipated.

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Next time you try this, post a pic of a finished beer. The batch I brewed turned out surprisingly malty and much darker than I anticipated.
Did you boil the extract? I will post a pic of this beer later today.
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Yes, and now that I reread your recipe I am guessing that made the difference. Interested to see the difference between the resulting beers.

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Yes, and now that I reread your recipe I am guessing that made the difference. Interested to see the difference between the resulting beers.
Yeah, boiling LME even for a few mins will darken it a good deal. Anytime I use liquid extract, I add it all at knockout. As for hops, what variety(s) did you use? If you could post a pic too, that'd be great, just to see the color differences. I'll get one up later today.
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It was so good, it was consumed in short order.
Hop schedule consisted of 1.75 oz cascade @ 60; and 0.5 oz fuggle, 0.75 challenger, 2.75 c-type @ 0.
I would call mine a brown even, more so than amber. It was fairly dark. The head was a nice and light, off-white.

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That's the best I can do with my camera. It's a bit more orange in person. My batch is a little faded, hops wise, but the bitterness is solid and there's still some hop on the nose.
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Mine wasn't that much darker than that!

How much malt flavor do you get? Any other tasting notes?

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That's the best I can do with my camera. It's a bit more orange in person. My batch is a little faded, hops wise, but the bitterness is solid and there's still some hop on the nose.
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