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Old 07-12-2009, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Need some pointers on a very pale ale

This was my first seat of the pants brew (#4 in the log) a couple years ago.

I was (and am) shooting for something home-made for the BMC light crowd that isn't swill. My mom likedit, I am mostly thinking about upping the hops a tiny little bit.

Grains:
2# pilsner
2# light Munich
2# Vienna

overnight acid rest at 95F

Simplified mashing schedule (I went over the top the first time)

1.25c crushed rice in 1 quart H2O simmered to starch conversion
2.5c instant (toasted and wafted) oats, simmered in 2qt H2O to starch conversion

Adjuncts to mash tun, add heat to 122F for 20 minutes.

Entire tun at 145 for 30 minutes
Entire tun at 155 for 30 minutes

I wanna keep the protein rest under 30 minutes since I am using oats, the carbohydrate rest is negotiable. Remember this something for the all female Coors Light Volleyball team to enjoy.

Hops was
2 HBU Fuggles (60)
2 HBU Fuggles (flameout, ten minute steep)

Notti yellow, no temp control back then.

I came in with 4.5 gallons at 1.040 back then (!?!), but I don't see any *ME in my notes.

I remember I had a very light yellow non-threatening looking beer. The mouth feel from the oat was a pleasant suprise. Head retention was OK, the above schedule reflects a shortened protein rest.

I got nothing in my notes about the hops in the finished product; curious if I ought to bump them up or down a little, wonder where it hits on those pretty graphs some of you guys can copy/ paste.

Thanks, I would like to brew this Monday afternoon, though it will be autumn here before the bottles are conditioned.


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Why a acid rest and why so long?


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Why a acid rest and why so long?

So I can "start brewing" Friday night and, well, you know, RDWHAHB.

Plus I am too cheap to purchase 5.2whatever when the barley comes with phytase in it already.
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I downloaded my own ProMash demo. At 80% brewhouse this comes in at 1.040 SG, 11.x IBu and 4.6 SRM color, meets guidelines for North American Light Lager. Snark.

I am using Saaz this time. 5g iof 1.040SG = 80% brewhouse.
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