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Old 07-22-2010, 02:44 AM   #1
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Batch Size: 6 gallons
Mash: 145F, 90 minutes
OG: 1.083
FG (target): 1.020
ABV (projected): 8.1%
IBU: 97
Yeast: Bells
Fermentation Temperature: 65-68F

11 lb 2-row
2 lb Vienna
1 lb CaraVienna
0.5 lb Flaked Barley
0.3 lb DME - Estimate of what was left from making starters
1.5 lb Dextrose

Hop Additions:
In Boil
90 min - 1.5 oz Simcoe
10 min - 0.75 oz Simcoe, 0.75 oz Citra
5 min - 0.75 oz Citra, 0.75 oz Amarillo
0 min - 0.75 oz Amarillo
In Secondary
Hop Tea - 0.5 oz Columbus, 0.5 oz Simcoe, 0.5 oz Amarillo, 0.5 oz Citra steeped in 2 qt water for 20 minutes at 150F
Dry Hop - 0.5 oz Columbus, 0.5 oz Simcoe, 0.5 oz Amarillo, 0.5 oz Citra

Brew day was a bit of a disaster. Kind of disappointing since these are some of my favorite hops. I'm concerned that with such a low mash temperature (I was shooting for 153) and the amount of dextrose I put in the beer, I might end up with something too thin for the hop bill. If that's the case, I'm mulling over adding some maltodextrin to the hop tea for body. Ideas?
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Old 07-22-2010, 05:22 PM   #2
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Yeah, the beer will probably end up on the dry side mashing @ 145 plus the added dextrose. That said malto-dextrin would be a good fix, add it to taste to give it back some body. Good luck, sounds like a great recipe otherwise.
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