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Old 04-01-2011, 02:32 AM   #1
Apr 2011
City, Arkansas
Posts: 2

This will be my first non-kit attempt. I feel comfortable enough to start experimenting now. I plugged this grain bill into the calculator to get the following numbers:

5# Golden Promise (50% of total grist)
2# Gambrinus Honey Malt (20%)
1.5# Biscuit Malt (15%)
1# Munich 10L (10%)
0.5# Golden Naked Oats (5%)
3# Light Brown Sugar
3# Molasses

WLP011 - European Ale Yeast

152-degrees for 75 min

1.5 oz Saaz for 60 min
0.5 oz Whitbread Golding for 35 min

OG = 1.087
FG = 1.028
ABV = 8.4%
IBU = 29

I like my beer malty, bready, sweet, with just enough subtle hops to balance. How is this going to turn out? Any suggestions? Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-01-2011, 02:53 AM   #2
Apr 2011
Tucson, AZ
Posts: 7

Sounds good man. Make sure you give this one PLENTY of time in the secondary. Your chosen sugars may not ferment out completely for a couple of months. Though you should be fine for Halloween, if you can wait that long...

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Old 04-01-2011, 10:55 AM   #3

Not quite sure what you're going for here. You say you like sweet/bready yet you are using 6#'s of sugar which will dry & thin the beer out. Sugar does not sweeten a beer. Unfermentables (crystal malts) will sweeten a beer. That's a lot of honey malt and biscuit for any beer. Maybe it will all balance out. Might want to use 1# honey malt, 1# buscuit, 1# of crystal, eliminate the sugar and make up the balance with more pale malt. Just my 2 cents...
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