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Old 09-22-2010, 09:10 PM   #1
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I found this recipe online and I am brewing this tonight. I just realized that there is no information on what temperature I should be steeping at. Also, how much water should I be steeping them in? I have a small brew pot. I only boil about 3 gallons at a time and then add 2 more gallons in the fermenter. It is a three floyds Alpha King clone. Here is the recipe:

Grains:********** 1 lb Simpsons Medium Crystal* 60 L
*********************** .5 lb Digeman's Caramunich
Malt Extract:***6 lbs Pale LME
************************** 1.66* lbs* Light Muntons DME
Hops:*************1 oz Columbus* 15.5 %AA*** 60 min
*********************** .5 oz Warrior*
*********************** 1 oz Centennial* 8.4 AA %** 5 min
*********************** .5 oz Warrior*** dry hop
*********************** .5 oz Centennial* dry hop*
Yeast:*** Wyeast 1056 American Ale.** 2 pint starter made 31 hours prior.

I am also looking for a substitute for the caramunich. I don't think my LHBS has it.

Also, can somebody name some good substitutions for these hops if my LHBS doesnt have them. Thanks!

one last thing: I was thinking about adding .5 ounces or more Amarillo in the dryhop. Will that work well with the warrior and centennial?
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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You can steep your grains in whatever your boil volume is. It doesn't matter. You should steep at 150-160 degrees.

A sub for caramunich might be crystal 60L.
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Old 09-22-2010, 09:26 PM   #3
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Ask the person at your LHBS what they carry. I find them to be very helpful. Mine suggested cara45 when they didn't have caramunich.


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