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Old 06-24-2009, 01:53 AM   #1
May 2009
Rochester, NY
Posts: 95

I did some reading, some looking, some research... and came up with a very simple recipe. I think it will make beer, and I think it sounds good. What do you guys think?

Point Breeze Pale Ale
Brewer: Andrew Fox
Style: American Pale Ale
Batch: 5.00 gal Extract (3.00 gal Boil)

Recipe Gravity: 1.057 OG
Recipe Bitterness: 39 IBU
Recipe Color: 12 SRM
Estimated FG: 1.014
Alcohol by Volume: 5.5%
Alcohol by Weight: 4.3%

Amber D.M.E. 1.00 lb, Extract, Extract
Crystal 40L 1.00 lb, Grain, Steeped
Light malt extract 6.00 lb, Extract, Extract

Ahtanum 1.00 oz, Pellet, 1 minutes
Ahtanum 1.00 oz, Pellet, 15 minutes
Chinook 0.70 oz, Pellet, 60 minutes

Safale US-05 1.00 unit, Yeast, Dry yeast
Whirlfloc 1.00 unit, Fining, Add @ 15 min. in boil for clarifying

Recipe Notes:

Batch Notes:

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Old 06-24-2009, 02:24 AM   #2
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.70 oz of a hop seems like an odd amount to use.

American Amber is a good recipe to start with. As long as you don't get an infection I'm sure it'll be delicious.

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Old 06-24-2009, 02:38 AM   #3
May 2009
Rochester, NY
Posts: 95

I'm getting vastly different outputs from different calculators. qBrew is the one posted above, while Beer Calculus says that I will get:

Original Gravity
(1.053 to 1.062)
Final Gravity
(1.013 to 1.016)
10 SRM
(Gold to Copper)
8.6 HBU
30.4 IBU
(using .75oz of the chinook)

Makes doing this kind of difficult.

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Old 06-24-2009, 09:21 AM   #4
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Mar 2009
Orrington, ME
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Why not KISS and use an ounce of chinook?
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:29 PM   #5
May 2009
Rochester, NY
Posts: 95

Originally Posted by boydak View Post
Why not KISS and use an ounce of chinook?
that'll take it outside of style (on some calculators, ayways...)

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Old 06-24-2009, 05:37 PM   #6
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The IBU calculation will vary in different software depending on the method used to calculate, there are several formulas. Your IBUs will also change based on the late extract additions if any.

I would not worry about keeping the recipe 100% inside of the style guidelines. If you are slightly over or under it would be very difficult for any judge to determine. This is especially true with IBUs.
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