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Old 10-20-2009, 03:41 PM   #1
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I have just finished my first ever brew. It's amazing. I read a little about the basics of brewing but I'm not great at following recipes, mainly because I don't know what some of the ingredients are (or do). Anyway, I was somewhat cavalier about my first and just made up my own recipe. I like it. It's tastes good, even though it hasn't been bottled very long. I just don't know what it is. Silly huh? I was hoping a guru out there could decipher. Here's the formula.

3.3 Can of Muttons Light LME
2 lbs of Muttons Extra Light DME
1 lbs of Malto Dextrin
2.5 Cups of Honey
Nugget Hops at start for 15 minutes
Cascade at end for 15 minutes
Boil for 1 hour.
Ale yeast (Nottingham)
Eye of newt

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:42 PM   #2
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The eye of newt must give it a really mellow flavor.

Good job!
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Whats the gravity?

It would probably be fairly representative of the blond ale style.

The color and mouthfeel would be about right. Hop character would be about right.

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 03:59 PM   #4
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The starting gravity was close to 1.04 and the end was 1.02 (assuming I'm reading it right) I took the temp and used a java applet somewhere and got the differences.

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:01 PM   #5
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If had attenuated better, blonde ale.

50% AA with 1.040 OG doesn't really fit any established style.

 
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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I guess I could call it a "Dumb Blonde Ale."

 
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