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Old 07-03-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: Extract   
Yeast: White Labs Irish Ale   
Yeast Starter: none   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: none   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.099   
Final Gravity: 1.028   
IBU: 25   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 42 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8-10 days at 65-70   
Additional Fermentation: bottle condition for 10-14 days   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 5-7 at same   
Tasting Notes: Great Tasting Beer. The brown sugar helps to bring out the chocolate tones.   

6.6lbs dark syrup malt
3lbs dark DME
1/4lb black patent
1/2lb crystal
1/4lb chocolate malt
1/2lb roasted barley
1lb Dark Brown Sugar
1oz Challenger hops (60min boil)
1oz Cascade hops (30min boil)
1oz Cascade hops (15min boil)
1/4tsp Irish moss
Irish ale yeast (White Labs) or equivalent

Bring 1.5-2gal water to 150F, steep grains (in grain bag) for 15min.
Remove grains and bring water to boil.
Dissolve all malt extract and honey, and return water to rolling boil.
Add hops according to schedule above for total 60min boil time.
Add Irish moss at final 15min.
Pour into fermenter with 3gal cold water (top off to 5gal if necessary) and pitch yeast at approx. 80F.

Ferment 8-10 days in primary, then rack and ferment 5-7 days in secondary.
Prime with 3/4 cup priming sugar and bottle.
Age 3-4 weeks in bottles.


Great beer with a kick. It is damn near 10%ABV
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:36 AM   #2
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I would definitely make a yeast starter for that brew!

However, WLP004 is a great yeast!
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:44 AM   #3
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Sounds like a great brew...I have a very similar batch in my secondary now...Grain bill was pretty similar but hops were all Columbus/Tomahawk...Cant wait to try it...

 
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:45 AM   #4
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BTW- OG was 1070 and gravity prior to racking to secondary was 1012

 
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Old 07-04-2009, 12:50 AM   #5
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I would definitely make a yeast starter for that brew!

However, WLP004 is a great yeast!
I don't think it needs it. That yeast took off like a champ. Within 6 hours i had to rig a blow off tube and it's 4 days later and it's still going to town to the point i can't safely replace my air lock yet. I think the fact that i used Dark Brown Sugar instead of Honey really kicked it in and i pitched between 78 and 82 degrees.
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Old 08-07-2009, 12:24 AM   #6
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i want to make this one in the future for shure.

 
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:54 PM   #7
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Sounds interesting. What crystal did you use? 120?

 
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Old 09-22-2009, 08:33 PM   #8
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I'm trying to run BeerSmith on the hops for this brew, and I'm coming up short. According to BeerSmith, I input the following parameters:

Batch Size - 5 Gallons
Boil Volume - 1.5 Gallons
Estimate OG - 1.099
First Hop - 1 oz Challenger 60 min
Second Hop - 1 oz Cascade 30 min
Third Hop - 1 oz Cascade 15 min

Given this, I'm getting 4.2 IBUs not 25 IBUs, am I doing something wrong? I'd like to note that when I change the Estimated OG to the default value of 1.040, the calculation yields 24.8 IBUs, which is close to the listed Bitterness above. Could that be the issue?

 
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:56 AM   #9
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Do you guys think 15 minutes of steeping is enough? I was planning on hitting 30 or 45 minutes. And...what do you think about a 90 minute boil for this recipe to carmelize the sugars a bit more for a toffey flavor?

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:45 PM   #10
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Quote:
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Given this, I'm getting 4.2 IBUs not 25 IBUs, am I doing something wrong? I'd like to note that when I change the Estimated OG to the default value of 1.040, the calculation yields 24.8 IBUs, which is close to the listed Bitterness above. Could that be the issue?
1oz challenger at 60 (7% AA) should give you 20-24 IBU's by itself...

 
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