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oberon567 09-15-2008 04:30 PM

Wild Dog Days of Summer Ale
 
7.0 lb Light DME
6.0 oz Corn Sugar (0.38 lb)
0.5 lb Crystal 20
0.5 oz. Simcoe (12.3% AA) 60 Minutes
1 oz. Amarillo Gold (7.3% AA) 15 Minutes
1 tsp. Irish Moss (15 minutes)
1.6 oz. Fresh Grated Orange Peel 10 Minutes (Two Navel Oranges - did not use all of the pith but certainly allowed some of it)

Prime with Corn Sugar - I put half in a Party Pig and bottled the remainder, but my quantities are not too useful. 4 - 5 oz should be good, nice to have it on the higher, crisper carbonation side.

Steeped Crystal in 1 gallon at 155 degrees F for 40 minutes. Raised temp and removed grain sack at 175 degrees. Put grain sack in a second kettle of 1 gallon and let it steep at 170 for an additional 10 minutes, and added this to primary kettle with additional water to make 4.5 gallons. I did a 4.5 gallon boil, and topped off to 5 gallons. Late edition for 70% of the DME.


I was not going to add this recipe, as it is an Extract recipe and pretty simple at that. But by the time my bottles ran out I realized I really, really enjoyed this brew. The orange flavor was crisp and nice, and a little more would not hurt but I would not do less. The orange flavor and aroma dimish from what you get when boiling to what you get when you drink it, and even at that my last bottle had less orange up front than my first, as it faded even over the few weeks it took me to drink (but did not disappear). The ABV is pretty high at 6.7, but it was not that noticeable. The hops gave a nice bitterness and flavor, and along with the orange, the alcohol took a back seat. It would probably not hurt to ferment a degree or two colder than I did, either, that is what I will do next time.

Overall, very quaffable and refreshing. Enjoy!

SkylerChaBro 01-12-2009 07:03 AM

I'm glad you posted it. I'm currently only doing extract recipes with steeping so maybe I'll give this a try!

mosquitocontrol 01-27-2009 10:03 PM

Any comments on how this turned out?

SkylerChaBro 01-28-2009 04:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mosquitocontrol (Post 1095120)
Any comments on how this turned out?

Second, let us know how it was.

Berlbrew 03-05-2009 02:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by oberon567 (Post 851585)
7.0 lb Light DME
6.0 oz Corn Sugar (0.38 lb)
0.5 lb Crystal 20
0.5 oz. Simcoe (12.3% AA) 60 Minutes
1 oz. Amarillo Gold (7.3% AA) 15 Minutes
1 tsp. Irish Moss (15 minutes)
1.6 oz. Fresh Grated Orange Peel 10 Minutes (Two Navel Oranges - did not use all of the pith but certainly allowed some of it)

Prime with Corn Sugar - I put half in a Party Pig and bottled the remainder, but my quantities are not too useful. 4 - 5 oz should be good, nice to have it on the higher, crisper carbonation side.

Steeped Crystal in 1 gallon at 155 degrees F for 40 minutes. Raised temp and removed grain sack at 175 degrees. Put grain sack in a second kettle of 1 gallon and let it steep at 170 for an additional 10 minutes, and added this to primary kettle with additional water to make 4.5 gallons. I did a 4.5 gallon boil, and topped off to 5 gallons. Late edition for 70% of the DME.

n00b here - I would really like to try this recipe, it sounds delicious. I think I understand everything, but just to make sure, I'll list what I plan to do and anyone should feel free to correct me or suggest improvements:

1.Steep Crystal 20 in 1 gal of water at 155 F for 40 min.

2.Raise heat and remove grains at 175. Put grains in separate kettle with 1 gal of water at 170 F for 10 min.

3.After 10 min, add this water to the primary kettle. Add additional water to make 4.5 gal.

4.Bring 4.5 gal to boil

5.Remove from boil and add DME

6.Bring back to boil and add Simcoe bittering hops

7.Boil for 60 minutes
with 15 minutes left add Amarillo Gold finishing hops and Irish moss
- with 10 minutes left add orange peel

My questions that remain are these: What kind of yeast does this recipe call for? Did you rack to a secondary? What might one expect for OG and FG?

daveofmacomb 04-21-2009 12:35 AM

So how did it turn out? This one actually caught my eye, and it has been bottled for about a week, i'll give it a try in another week or so. I'll let ya know.

Bob 04-21-2009 02:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Berlbrew (Post 1176773)
What kind of yeast does this recipe call for? What might one expect for OG and FG?

Says so right at the top - WLP001. Attenuation 73-80%; for home brewers, expect 75%. That means for a beer of 1.063, you can expect 1.015 or so.

And for the guys who were asking about how it turned out, that information is in the initial post.

Bob

Berlbrew 04-21-2009 04:36 PM

Thanks, Bob. I actually combined this with a similar recipe and brewed it back in March. It's in the bottle for 2 weeks now and I cracked the first one open 2 days ago, it was FANTASTIC.

The changes I made were:

3 lbs Light DME, 3.3lbs Wheat DME, late addition
Full Boil
Zest from 2 lemons
and WLP 008 instead of 001

FG is 1.015 like you expected. I LOVE this beer. I can't wait to drink it out in the hot sun. I can honestly say this my frist brew that I'm completely satisfied with. Thanks for recipe!

Kingum 05-01-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Berlbrew (Post 1274180)
Thanks, Bob. I actually combined this with a similar recipe and brewed it back in March. It's in the bottle for 2 weeks now and I cracked the first one open 2 days ago, it was FANTASTIC.

The changes I made were:

3 lbs Light DME, 3.3lbs Wheat DME, late addition
Full Boil
Zest from 2 lemons
and WLP 008 instead of 001

FG is 1.015 like you expected. I LOVE this beer. I can't wait to drink it out in the hot sun. I can honestly say this my frist brew that I'm completely satisfied with. Thanks for recipe!


I'm going to try this recipe and I like these adjustments. Did you change the orange to lemon or did you add both?

Berlbrew 05-01-2009 07:36 PM

I added both. And you can taste both, but the orange aroma and flavor is much more abundant than the lemon. It balances out great though, this beer is faaaantastic. At this point it is conditioned and my friends and I have been drinking A LOT of it. The changes were inspired by a recipe from my LHBS for a Sam Summer sort of a deal. I don't think I would change a thing now, it's a great recipe!


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