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Old 05-30-2010, 11:09 PM   #1
EKG
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May 2010
Los Angeles
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5 lb Dry Light Extract
.25 lb Maltoferm 10000 Liquid
.05 lb 2-row Chocolate Malt
.1 lb Smoked Malt
.25 lb Victory Malt
.25 lb Belgian Cara-Pils
.5 lb Corn sugar (plus another half pound for bottling)

Hops
Bravo (15%) .75 oz 1 Hour
Brewers Gold (9%) .5 oz 15 min
Styrian Goldings (6%) .5 oz 1 min
Tettnanger (4.5%) .5 oz 1 min

Wyeast British Ale II

What do you guys think of this relatively non-traditional English IPA? Beertools tells me 50 IBU, 9 SRM, 1.06 OG and 1.01 Terminal.



 
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:01 PM   #2
Ĝlbart
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I wouldn't use smoked malt and chocolate malt, and certainly not half a pound of sugar for carbonation.



 
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:54 PM   #3
alcibiades
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sub out the chocolate malt for crystal malt, 10-60 lovibond

 
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
EKG
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May 2010
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Good catch on the corn sugar - I usually use cups as a measurement when it comes to bottling with it so it just slipped my mind.

I think smoked malt will give it a special character. Shouldn't be too strong or?

 
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:28 AM   #5
EKG
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Hmmm... why no chocolate malt? I'm only including it for color, I've never used it before but the guide said it had little flavor contribution. I want this to be quite dry and not very malty.

Also what do you think about Wyeast British Ale II for this?



 
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