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Old 03-05-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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Batch size: 5.0 gallons Original Gravity 1.068 (@80%) 58 IBU

10 lb (87%) American Two-row Pale
1 lb (9%) Wheat
8 oz (4%) Crystal 60L

First wort 0.5 oz Sterling leaf 7.0aa
60 min 0.25 Summit pellet 18.0
20 min 0.5 Summit pellet 18.0
15 min 0.5 Summit pellet 18.0
10 min 0.5 Summit pellet 18.0
0 min 0.5 Sterling leaf 7.0
Dry hop 0.25 Cascade leaf 7.1
Dry hop 0.25 Summit pellet 18.0

Any thoughts/ideas to improve this? I have lots more of everything in the recipe.


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Old 03-05-2009, 01:04 AM   #2
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Whats the wheat for? Head retention?


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Old 03-05-2009, 02:02 AM   #3
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Yes, and some flavor.
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Old 03-05-2009, 02:58 PM   #4
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I also have some Glacier, Palisades, Willamette, and Magnum hops along with some C-40, melanoidin malt, and some roasted malts.
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Old 03-06-2009, 03:49 AM   #5
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I stepped it up a little;

Batch size: 5.0 gallons Original Gravity 1.072 (@80%) 62 IBU

10 lb (84%) American Two-row Pale
12 oz (6%) Crystal 60L
8 oz (4%) Wheat
8 oz (4%) Cane Sugar
2 oz (1%) Melanoidin Malt

First wort 14g Sterling leaf 7.0aa
60 min 7g Summit pellet 18.0
20 min 14g Summit pellet 18.0
15 min 14g Summit pellet 18.0
10 min 14g Summit pellet 18.0
5 mins 7g Summit pellet 18.0
5 mins 7g Cascade leaf 7.1
0 min 0 14g Sterling leaf 7.0
Dry hop 7g Cascade leaf 7.1
Dry hop 7g Summit pellet 18.0
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Old 03-07-2009, 04:29 PM   #6
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I'm going to loose the sugar and just mash 148 for 90. Thanks for the help guys. I'm sure it will be great!
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:00 AM   #7
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Here is the final recipe.

Batch size: 5.0 gallons Original Gravity 1.062 (@72%) 62 IBU

10 lb (84%) American Two-row Pale
12 oz (6%) Crystal 60L
12 oz (4%) Wheat
2 oz (1%) Melanoidin Malt

First wort 14g Sterling leaf 7.0aa
60 min 21g Glacier pellet 6.0
20 min 14g Summit pellet 18.0
15 min 14g Summit pellet 18.0
10 min 14g Summit pellet 18.0
5 mins 7g Summit pellet 18.0
5 mins 7g Cascade leaf 7.1
0 min 0 14g Sterling leaf 7.0
Dry hop 7g Cascade leaf 7.1
Dry hop 7g Summit pellet 18.0

Pitched 1.3 cups US-05 slurry
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I don't often use so much grain for five gallons and I knew the efficiency would be lower but not how much. The 8% drop kind of surprised me. I could add some DME but It should be alright as is.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:43 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help guys.
I just wanted to point out the fact that your pretty much the only one posting in this thread. Just sayin'.
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Old 03-16-2009, 02:03 PM   #9
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Sarcasm is lost on the internet. At least no one said it was bad. If no one here could make it better it must be pretty darn great?
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Old 03-31-2009, 01:45 AM   #10
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Man I racked this yesterday and the aroma was just heavenly. I almost did not want to dry hop it, but, I did.
This is what I racked it onto:
7g Cascade leaf 7.1
7g Summit pellet 18.0
7g Sterling leaf 7.0


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