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Old 02-13-2009, 07:31 PM   #1
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OK, what are your all-time favorite recipe and why?

I like big beers, Imperial IPA, Barley Wine, Russian Imperial Stouts. If I had only one to drink it would be the Imperial Stout.

Of all the recipes for Imperial Stout I have made the one I would take over all the others is the original 8-8-8. It is plenty big, but you can have a couple without finding yourself laughing at Will Ferrel movies. Lots of hops, nice roast character, with a good ale ester to round it out.

Of course, there is always the beer I have going in the fermenter...
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:39 PM   #2
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Hands down my favorite is my smoked porter (in my sig).

It was the best smoked porter I have had and was reviewed by three beer industry guys as very very good. It is smokey enough to give you that edge, but a great session beer as well.

That is the only thing I have brewed that has been knock your socks off good.

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:43 PM   #3
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That does look like a tasty recipe. From the red eyes in the second picture I would say you enjoyed some of your other creations as well!
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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My next one because it's mine and it keeps me brewing.

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:45 PM   #5
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I do look a little like the devil... yikes. I never noticed that before. That pic would have been a good candidate for red eye reduction.

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 07:48 PM   #6
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Mine was lost to my inexperience. It was my first ever non MrBeer extract. I was in a low stocked LHBS and tried to make a recipe for bitter that I found in a book. EVERYTHING got substituted based on wild uninformed guesswork. I have no idea what the eventual syle was, but it tasted great!!

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:04 PM   #7
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My favorite? One I've yet to add to the database here. P'raps I'll do that directly; it's not as though it hasn't been brewed a couple dozen times by me and lots by other people.

Easy-drinking yet flavorful. My take on Premium/Special Bitter. This is the scaled-down version of the 5bbl-size batch I brewed regularly at the last brewpub for which I worked. There called "Red Beret Ale", it's now called...

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Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 5.50 Wort Size (Gal): 5.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 7.50
Anticipated OG: 1.040 Plato: 10.03
Anticipated SRM: 7.7
Anticipated IBU: 33.6
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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80.0 6.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row) Great Britain 1.038 3
10.0 0.75 lbs. Crystal 55L Great Britian 1.034 55
10.0 0.75 lbs. Demerara Sugar Generic 1.041 1

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.75 oz. Target Pellet 10.00 33.6 60 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 0.0 0 min.
0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 0.0 Dry Hop

Yeast
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DCL Yeast S-04 SafAle English Ale


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 6.75
Water Qts: 8.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 2.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.19 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 175 Time: 10


Total Mash Volume Gal: 2.54 - Dough-In Infusion Only

All temperature measurements are degrees Fahrenheit.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:10 PM   #8
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My Belgian Golden Strong rocked. I need to brew that one again soon

 
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:20 PM   #9
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With not even a year of regular brewing and only 25 or so total batches under my belt I'm not sure if I should chime in, but you asked. The WPA in my recipes is by far the best beer I've brewed. I'd drink this one at the local if I couldn't brew. I really like wheat beers and I really like hops. This one is the perfect combo. I'm thinking about doing a double soon because the only thing lacking from this one is some punch.
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:22 PM   #10
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Quote:
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My Belgian Golden Strong rocked. I need to brew that one again soon
I looove me some Golden, does yours have a butterscotch aroma?

 
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