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Old 09-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #51
Jun 2009
Olympia, WA
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I wasn't able to find any Carafa III Special in my neck of the woods, so I improvised.

I steeped one pound of black patent malt for 10 minutes at 160 degrees. I added this steep wort to my normal IPA recipe.

It came out with a nice black color and tastes like a normal IPA. The roast character is VERY subtle. In fact, after trying Deschutes' Black Hole Sun at their Bend brewpub, I think this beer may taste better with some chocolate or even more black patent steeped for longer.

In short, if all you're looking for is a black IPA with hardly any roast character, you don't have to buy expensive specialty grains or extracts, you can buy cheap black patent malt and do a short steep to achieve the color you're looking for.

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Old 10-01-2009, 05:40 AM   #52
Jun 2009
Olympia, WA
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Just finished brewing a Cascadian Dark Ale using fresh hops from my backyard. I have no idea what variety they are.

I supplemented the fresh hops with columbus and bravo bittering hops, cascade, amarillo, simcoe, and saaz flavoring hops, and cascade aromatic hops. I added the fresh hops continuously for the last 15 minutes of the boil.

Even better, my local microbrewery kindly provided me with a jar of organic yeast from their IPA, it should flocculate nicely and I definitely saved some money by using backyard hops and local brewery yeast.

Since it's a Cascadian Dark Ale (aka Black IPA) and fresh hop ale (aka harvest ale), the only name appropriate for this beer: Dark Harvest.

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Old 09-05-2010, 05:50 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by BillyBeer View Post
I thought I would add my 2 cents.

I am a big fan of India Brown/Black Ales. My favorite is from Red Rock Brewery in Utah. I took some advice from a home brew store near the brewery and tweak the recipe a bit and this is what I brewed. I really like the beer, although I am going to try lightening it up just a touch for the next batch.

India Brown Ale
14-B American IPA
Author: BillyBeer
Brewed Date: 7/3/09

Size: 5.5 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 245.11 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.073 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.018 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 19.35 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 7.24% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 103.6 (40.0 - 70.0)

13 lb American 2-row
8.0 oz Caramel Malt 20L
8.0 oz Brown Malt
8.0 oz White Wheat Malt
8.0 oz Belgian Aromatic
4 oz Kiln Coffee Malt
8 oz Pale Chocolate Malt
2 oz Roasted Barley
.5 oz Warrior (16.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Columbus (15.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
.5 oz Summit (17.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Columbus (15.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
.5 oz Mt. Hood (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
1 oz East Kent Goldings (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1 oz East Kent Goldings (5.0%) - added during boil, boiled 1 min
1.0 ea Fermentis US-05 Safale US-05
.5 oz Summit (17.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
.5 oz Mt. Hood (5.0%) - added dry to secondary fermenter
1 oz Cascade (5.5%) - added dry to secondary fermenter

Mash @ 152.0 F
Batch Sparge - Strike water - 185 F

Primary Fermentation 7 days

Secondary Fermentation / dry hop 19 days
they make darn good beer.
They are about 2 miles from my casa.

ill have to try that recipe.

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