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Old 12-27-2010, 03:23 AM   #1
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7lbs Munich (5-6 lovibond)
1lb Rye Malt
1lb Crystal 80

1oz Perl @ 60
.5oz Tettnang @ 10
1oz Spalt @ 1

US-05 or Wyeast 1056

Mash with 3.13 gallons for 60 @ 150*
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Basing this off of someone else's recipe. I want critiques.


 
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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Too much crystal in my opinion.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 05:38 AM   #3
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Pretty sweet malts, but I think you have the hops to balance it out. I'm guessing the color will be... red.

A little on the light side. A smidge under 5%abv depending on your efficiency.

I like it.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:11 AM   #4
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I think you should brew it and tell us what you think. As long as you hit your temp on the mash it won't suck. In fact, it'll be good.

If you really want to do something different, swap that crystal out for crystal rye. I love that stuff...

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:02 AM   #5
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Pretty sweet malts, but I think you have the hops to balance it out. I'm guessing the color will be... red.

A little on the light side. A smidge under 5%abv depending on your efficiency.

I like it.
Roughly how many IBUs do you think i'll need to balance out the malts?

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:06 AM   #6
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I think you should brew it and tell us what you think. As long as you hit your temp on the mash it won't suck. In fact, it'll be good.

If you really want to do something different, swap that crystal out for crystal rye. I love that stuff...
Yeah. I'm just a bit nervous. I don't want to waste time and money on crap beer lol

crystal rye...I don't think there's any at the home brew store near where I live. What does it taste and smell like?

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:06 AM   #7
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Too much crystal in my opinion.
hmm. How much would you use?

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:14 AM   #8
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hmm. How much would you use?
It really depends on the type/style of brew you're going after...

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:23 AM   #9
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It really depends on the type/style of brew you're going after...
Yeah. I'm not going for any particular style per se. I mean, I don't even know what to call this. I am using many German ingredients though.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 07:25 AM   #10
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Yep and yep. I think that crystal rye tastes like caramel and subdued rye. In fact, I'm not sure that I could tell the difference between it and a rye/crystal 80 mix. That being said one of the few recipes that I'm truly happy with that I've developed uses it and isn't quite the same without it. It's 8 lbs pale malt, 3 lbs rye malt, and 0.5 lbs crystal rye. Tried the same thing a couple times with various crystals and it's just not as good I don't think.

Back on topic, my personal preference is to avoid going over 5% with crystal anything in a pale ale, which is what this will probably be like. Your tastes may be different. Likewise, I prefer a lot of rye in my rye beers, most people don't. I would say that this beer won't be bad, but the rye will probably be overpowered by the sweetness of the crystal malt. It certainly won't be bad, nor a waste of money. I think you should go for it. That way you can decide what you like/don't like about this beer and build a recipe from there.

 
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