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Old 10-09-2009, 03:43 AM   #1
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Default Ch-Ch-Check it out? - (pale ale recipe)

Hi all, looking for some input on my extract homebrew
I'm trying to brew what was originally a Sierra nevada clone, but I think this time I'm going to go a little hoppier, and it was never THAT close to SN, just a satisfying, drinkable pale ale, nice and crisp, sorta citrusy.
long story short, I lost my recipe, and am trying to recreate it, this time with some better brewing practices and whole hops.
Aim: Create nice crisp, moderatley hoppy pale ale
Yeast: Nottingham Ale Yeast

Hops: last time I used 1 1/2 oz centennial at beginning of the 60 minutes, and then 1 3/4 oz amarillo and 1/4 oz centennial 13 minutes to end of boil
This time I just ordered a mess of fresh whole hops from freshops.com, I got amarillo cenntenial cascade chinook and perle 3,2,3,2,2 oz respectively
I'm planning on using 1 1/4 centennial and 1/2 cascade at beginning of boil and then 1 1/4 amarillo and another 1/2 of cascade

2 lb DME

1/4 lb crystal 120L

somewhere between 1/2 - 1 lb crystal 40L
Whaddya think?



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Old 10-09-2009, 03:49 AM   #2
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Is that for 5 gallons?

You need about another 4 pounds of DME.

I'd cut the crystal 40 in half, and drop the crystal 120 (or use the 120 very, very sparingly if you're going to use it).


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Old 10-09-2009, 04:09 AM   #3
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Yea, five gallon batch
cut the crystal to 1/4? or 1/2?
also, any recomendation on the hops?
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I'd use 6 pounds of DME, and steep half a pound of crystal 40. That'd be a starting gravity of around 1.053.
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anyone else want to weigh in on the crystal weight or the hops
thanks
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:19 PM   #6
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BYO - 1998

Ingredients:
8 oz. caramel malt, 30 Lovibond
6 oz. DeWolf-Cosyns cara-pils malt
6 lbs. light malt syrup
1.5 oz. Perle hops (8.2% alpha acid) for 60 min.
2.5 oz. Cascade hops (5.4% alpha acid): 1 oz. for 15 min., 1 oz. for 5 min., 0.5oz. pellets (dry hopping).
Wyeast 1056 (American ale)
11/4 cup dry malt extract


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anyone? bueller?
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Old 10-16-2009, 02:24 AM   #8
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one last try...
anyone?
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one last try...
anyone?
We agree with the others.
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I like OCD's recipe a lot better. Just sub in your hops.


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