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Old 07-29-2009, 07:52 PM   #1
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I am putting together my first extract recipe and was wondering if someone could chime in and let me know if this is going to taste any good or not. I am going for simple, but with some steeping grains. I am kegging, so I have no reason to buy a "kit" with caps and priming sugar, which is why I am trying to put together a recipe. The Brew Builder at brewmasterswarehouse.com says it falls into the American Pale Ale category. Let me know your thoughts, don't hold back. Thanks.

5 lbs Light DME
1 lb Caramel 60
1 oz. Magnum Pellets @ 60 min
1 oz. Cascade Pellets @ 10 min
Nottingham Ale Dry Yeast

 
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:39 PM   #2
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I'm a rather new brewer myself, but personally I'd start with 6 lbs DME. I'd also go with extra light if you're concerned at all about color, and add 3 lbs as a late addition. That should give you a nice ABV for a sessionable beer.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:46 PM   #3
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that recipe should give you a fine beer with right IBU range, but I'd add more Cascade if I were you for your flavoring addition as well as dry hop.

not sure how close you want to stick to APA range so adding more cascade may or may not put you out of APA IBU range...either way, cascade is a good flavoring hops that having more of can't hurt.
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:53 AM   #4
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I'm a rather new brewer myself, but personally I'd start with 6 lbs DME. I'd also go with extra light if you're concerned at all about color, and add 3 lbs as a late addition. That should give you a nice ABV for a sessionable beer.
What do you mean if I'm concerned about color? I would prefer a little darker color, so would I go with Light or Extra Light? I'm assuming Light.


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that recipe should give you a fine beer with right IBU range, but I'd add more Cascade if I were you for your flavoring addition as well as dry hop.

not sure how close you want to stick to APA range so adding more cascade may or may not put you out of APA IBU range...either way, cascade is a good flavoring hops that having more of can't hurt.
I've never dry hopped before, and I want to keep this recipe simple since I am still pretty new to extract brewing, but I will definitely try that in the future.

 
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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Yes, absolutely...IMHO that recipe looks fine and will produce a nice brew.

 
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:07 AM   #6
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Your recipe sounds decent enough.I would change the magnum for warrior,and cenntenial instead of cascade.But then again i hate cascade hops.
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:11 AM   #7
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Looks fine to me. I too would dry hop it after primary fermentation has finished with another ounce of hops. Cascade would be fine, but we all have our own favorites.

 
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:17 AM   #8
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Dry hop for sure.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #9
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i would dry hop just add your dry hops to your fermenter after the Final Gravity is where you want it and also, DME tends to make your brews a little darker in color than an all grain brew would, as far as a pale ale body ide definately go with the light dme

 
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #10
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I don't want this beer to be too bitter, and be pretty easy to drink in the warm weather. So I'm thinking of doing this instead...

.5 oz Magnum @ 60
.5 oz Magnum @ 30
1 oz Cascade @ 10
And then maybe .5 oz dry hopping (haven't decided yet)

I am trying for the style of SNPA, but not quite as much of a kick at the end, if that makes sense. Does this sound more like what I am going for?

 
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