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Old 01-04-2010, 12:41 PM   #1
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May 2007
Panama City, FL, Florida
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I found this recipe in a book in the specialty beer style. I've never seen a recipe quite like it and wondered if you guys thought it would turn out good. Looks kinda weird, here it is:

I scaled the recipe for a 2.75 gallon batch using beersmith

Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.75 lb White Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 49.93 %
2.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 33.29 %
0.38 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5.06 %
0.38 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 5.06 %
0.25 lb Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 3.33 %
0.25 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 3.33 %
0.75 oz Amarillo Gold [7.50 %] (60 min) Hops 32.6 IBU
0.35 oz Amarillo Gold [7.50 %] (30 min) Hops 11.7 IBU
0.30 oz Amarillo Gold [7.50 %] (15 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
0.60 oz Amarillo Gold [7.50 %] (0 min) Hops -
0.55 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
US-05 dry yeast

Est Original Gravity: 1.076 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.076 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.019 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.41 %
Bitterness: 50.8 IBU Calories: 348 cal/pint
Est Color: 26.2 SRM

What are your thoughts about this recipe?
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Old 01-04-2010, 02:28 PM   #2
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Personally, I find the combination of citrus hops and roasted barley unworkable.
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Old 01-04-2010, 03:01 PM   #3
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Madison, WI
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Yeah, that's a wierd one. Take out the wheat and I'd say you have a red with a somewhat non-traditional hop selection. But with the wheat, I dunno, I guess that's why it's in the specialty category. If you're intregued, give it a shot and let us know.

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