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Old 03-20-2010, 04:55 AM   #1
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Default My first EPA - Critique Please

So I'm brewing my first EPA tomorrow. I know it's the same catagory as an ESB but I'm trying to keep it a pale ale. It's also not a very traditional grain bill but I have 100lbs of candian pale malt so I'm definately not going out to buy MO. I would also prefer UK Crystal but my LHBS didn't have any. Here's the recipe I plan on brewing tomorrow:

5.5 gal batch
OG 1.050-1.052ish
IBU 39

9 lbs Canadian Pale Malt
1 lb Crystal 40L

1 oz Target pellets 8.5 AA 60min
1 oz Golding pellets 4.5 AA 10min
1 oz Golding pellets 4.5 AA flameout

Wyeast 1968 London ESB yeast from HBC yeast bank - 1/3 gallon built up from a slant. It has a 3 inch krausen on it in a 1 gallon jug right now. Plan to brew right away Saturday AM.


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Old 03-21-2010, 03:53 AM   #2
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Looks like a great, classic English pale ale.

If you can, you might want to add a bit of something toasty (light Munich, Victory, biscuit) to your grain bill to make up for the hint of toastiness that an English pale ale malt adds. Say 1/4 to 1/2 lb. Regardless, it'll be a really nice beer, IMO. I love 1968 and use it almost exclusively for that type of ale. Crystal clear after 10 days in the primary.

Good luck and let us know how it goes.
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Oops, realised that you brewed this today.

Still, let us know what you think about it.
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