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Posted in thread: Tropical IPA Recipe thoughts? on 11-25-2015 at 08:10 PM
As Big Mack points out, in an IPA a simple grain bill is generally going to be best. If you
want more richness than pale two-row, you could swap all of it for Vienna (and pair it with
C20L, as suggest...
Posted in thread: Critique for IPA recipe? on 11-25-2015 at 08:38 AM
Looks fine to me, overall. I am not certain whether you will be able to tell that there is MO
in there, underneath all of the hops. To bump up the toasty-ness, if that is what you are
after, you could...
Posted in thread: Any recommendations 5 gal extract IPA on 11-25-2015 at 06:48 AM
Some of my students have brewed Brewer's Best Black IPA and Brewer's Best Falconer's Flight
IPA, and both have turned out well. Brewer's Best also has a red rye IPA that looks like it
would be good, b...
Posted in thread: Irish Red Ale Recipe Critique on 11-24-2015 at 07:51 PM
This looks like Mysticmead's Raging Red. Very popular recipe.For the hops, I would push the
Target bittering addition to 30 minutes to give smoother bittering. With the later Target
addition, you coul...
Posted in thread: Mount Hood with East Kent Goldings on 11-24-2015 at 06:02 PM
There is a nice calculator that will spit out a flavor estimate for many hops combinations. in
how much of each, how you intend to use them, and see whether you like the result.My two-cents
Posted in thread: Help tweaking a recipe on 11-24-2015 at 03:42 AM
First, I think that you could swap out all of the dark DME. You are already getting plenty of
roasty flavor from your steeped chocolate and black patent - more is probably overkill.Small
tweak Trade t...
Posted in thread: San Miguel Pale Pilsen clone recipe on 11-23-2015 at 06:12 PM
From Brew Your Own, Mar/Apr 2006:"How long to lager is a matter of some discussion. Light
American lagers are typically held near freezing for 10–20 days, while some strong German
Posted in thread: Truebrew Nut Brown- Forgot to add Brown Sugar? on 11-23-2015 at 01:26 AM
You were supposed to add the brown sugar during the boil (I prefer near the end). When you say
"extremely high OG", what exactly do you mean? There is a limit to how high an extract kit can
Posted in thread: Temperature ranges and yeast activuty on 11-23-2015 at 01:18 AM
It is unusual for US-05 to stall out, and it should not be fazed even by getting down to 62
degF. You could rock the fermenter a bit each day and warm up to maybe 68 degF and see if that
solves the pr...
Posted in thread: Goose island festivity ale clone on 11-22-2015 at 05:51 AM
Not a clone, but based on Goose Island's description and the Beer Advocate reviews, this should
get you in the ballpark.Batch size 5 gal.Boil volume 7 gal.Mash 1.6 qts./lb. at 152 degF for 1