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Old 07-29-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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Which category do you think would be best for this brew:

9# Maris Otter
1# Lt. Munich
1/2# Honey malt
1/4# Carapils

OG - 1.057
FG - 1.014

Washed slurry of Pacman Ale yeast in 3 qt. starter.

1/2 oz. Centennial 14% FWH
1/2 oz. Centennial 14% 60 min.
1/2 oz. Centennial 14% 7 min.
3/4 oz. Centennial 14% 2 min.
1.0 oz. Centennial 14% 0 min.

I calculated ~44 IBU. No dry hop.

I'm thinking it's prob not hoppy enough to be an American PA but I used American hops...so I'm not sure if English PA is appropriate either.


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Old 07-29-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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I think it is an American Pale Ale. The style guidelines show between 30-45 IBUs for an APA, and the hops are all American so that is what I would classify it as.

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An APA. Remember, style wise an APA ISN'T a AIPA like most of the APAs in the bottle shops come across as.
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American hops + american ale yeast means it's definately an American Ale of some sort.

Now the color should be quite pale, and the gravity is on the medium-strong side. I would say a strong American Pale Ale :

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Old 07-29-2009, 04:46 PM   #5
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Thanks for the help. mmb's comment about many APA's being overly hopped for the style helps a lot.

I'd say the color is 6-ish SRM. Def on the lighter side of the 5-14 SRM range.


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