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Old 08-15-2010, 06:19 PM   #1
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I'm thinking about trying Palmer's Lady Liberty APA next batch and have an ingredient question. The recipe calls for two 3.3 lb. cans of pale LME. My LHBS carries Alexander's Pale LME but their cans are 4 lbs each.

So should I follow the recipe and measure out the correct amount or just use the extra 1.4 lbs in the batch?

I guess I could always use something like Munton's Light LME but worry it would alter the taste profile?

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Old 08-17-2010, 05:19 PM   #2
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Perhaps the better question is - what do you have to lose? That's (IMHO) the beauty of homebrewing. Will it be slightly more alcoholic? I imagine so. But who cares?

Unless you have some vested interest in making it exactly like the book, I'd say just throw the whole thing in, and call it a special limited edition brew


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Old 08-17-2010, 05:33 PM   #3
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I would increase the hops a little to compensate for the extra malt and maintain the balance of the brew. Having made it this way (AG with extra 2-row and extra hops, but in the original proportions) I can say that it's a pretty tasty brew. Enjoy!
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #4
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Sky7 I agree. The limited edition brew sounds like a fabulous idea! I tried this brew at a recent meeting of my local homebrew club and it was blow-you-away fantastic.

The fellow who brewed it wasn't at the meeting but we emailed back and forth. He couldn't remember the exact LME he used and it's driving me crazy!!

Looking more and more like an improvised batch is in the works........ Onward!

 
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Old 08-17-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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I would increase the hops a little to compensate for the extra malt and maintain the balance of the brew. Having made it this way (AG with extra 2-row and extra hops, but in the original proportions) I can say that it's a pretty tasty brew. Enjoy!
pernox, would a program like beersmith scale the other recipe ingredients based on increasing the LME? I'm totally unfamiliar with the software....

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:26 PM   #6
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Had a taste of the Lady Liberty Pale Ale after only two weeks in the bottle and am happy to report it was fantastic. Can't wait to see how it ages.

I followed Palmer's recipe with the only exception I used two 4 lb cans of Alexander's Pale LME instead of the 3.3 lb cans. The result was a little maltier brew and bit more ABV. Oh, I pitched a 1000ml starter of White Labs WLP001 (decanted) and kept in the primary for 14 days before bottling. 1 cup of dextrose for priming.

Cheers!

 
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:33 PM   #7
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This is my next brew actually, good to hear positive feedback on it. I went with 3.5 and 3.5 (my LHBS confuses too easy to go less than half pounds, lol) and Safele US-05. Looking forward to the results.
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:15 AM   #8
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i'll be doing this soon also but i'm thinking adding .5 oz of Cascade in flameout.

 
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:18 PM   #9
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Hey I just bottled this beer yesteday, can't wait for two to four weeks to pass in order to try it the way it should be. I had a few swallows of it though yesterday and it was quite tasty.

I used DME which my LHBS sells in 3lb bags, the conversion is about 5.28 lbs of DME for 6.6 lbs of LME so I just took out half a pound of DME which I'll use for bottling or something. I also used Chinook for the bittering hop and it came out really well. I do wish I had dry hopped it with the Cascade but that totally slipped my mind.

 
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Old 09-28-2010, 04:54 PM   #10
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Thanks for the feedback everyone. I'd be interested on how your batches turn out especially with whatever modifications. This is such a great recipe I can't believe I overlooked it for so long.

BlackBearForge let me know what you think of the DME ratios. I'm going to try a DME version next.

Prost!



 
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