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Old 03-18-2010, 10:24 AM   #1
Mar 2010
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Ok for starters i made my own recipe (AND I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING) just from the top of my head and my nose and while i was at the LHBS i started shoveling malts into my mouth to get the flavor
this is what i came up with......Duh duh DUNNNNNN o yeah this is my second time ever making a brew but i wouldnt really count my first batch.


Style:No clue?!?!?!
Type: Partial Mash
Date: 3/15/2010
Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Brewer: Eluna
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Time: 90 min Equipment: Brew Pot (6+gal) and Igloo/Gott Cooler (4 Gal)

9.00 lb Amber Dry Malt Extract Dry Extract
1.00 lb Cara-Pils Grain
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L Grain
0.50 lb Honey Malt Grain
0.75 lb Chocolate Malt Grain
0.50 lb Black Barley (Stout) Grain
1.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (60min) Hops
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (50 min) Hops
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (45 min) Hops
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (30 min) Hops
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (25 min) Hops
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (15 min) Hops
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops
0.25 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (0 min) Hops whirlpool time 10 min
2 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Misc
1 Pkgs windsor (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

i did timed Pelleted hop additions cause i wanted to be cool and i hear you get better aroma.
Its in the Fermenator right now and it smelt like fresh hoppy sugar cereal pouring it in but yeah i have some clue of what i was doing but i was mostly just throwing in the kitchen sink got a OG of 1.095

Here is a video link to watch the Evil monster that i will drink no matter what it tastes like

Red Mail Ale (red-tail ale Clone)5 gal

Deluge Imperial Russian stout
Solid Nut Brown Ale
Foot N' Mouth IPA
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:59 AM   #2
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Looks like a descent RIS. The only thing I would worry about is the windsor yeast fermenting this thing out enough. It may end up pretty sweet.
I'm too lazy and have too many beers going to keep updating this!

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Old 03-18-2010, 12:42 PM   #3
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So you boiled 6 gallons for 90 minutes and only lost 1/2 gallon. I lose more than that in 60 minutes.
Single Vessel BIAB is all I need....Until we figure out the no vessel technique.

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:17 PM   #4
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I did something similar to this, but only in a 2.5 gallon batch. Is that a 6 gallon carboy with 5.5 gallons in it? That is not enough headspace in my opinion.

Good Luck!!

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:27 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Eluna View Post

I couldn't agree more.

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Old 03-18-2010, 01:35 PM   #6
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It will still be beer. Probably very sweet, but beer just the same.

Every year or so I end up making a "Kitchen Sink Stout" with is a mix of just about anything I have left over that didn't make it in a batch. I have yet to be disappointed, but I also try and stick to the style a little more.

You crazy californians...

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:01 PM   #7
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Probably will be tasty, but I think it is more of a Baltic Porter in looks than a Russian Imperial Stout. But with that yeast, and all those hops, I guess it is a RIS. I have to agree with the above, the weak link here is probably the yeast. You could pitch another packet or two.

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Old 03-18-2010, 02:12 PM   #8
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Smart move with the blow off, but I agree, next time use a bigger carboy
But congrats, you've made...beer.
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Old 03-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #9
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i dunno if you can plead insanity though... too neat of notes. you must let us know how it turns out though some of us may go crazy wit u muhahahaha

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Old 03-18-2010, 03:41 PM   #10
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I bet it will be tasty...and at the very worst, drinkable. When it's ready, send one East!

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