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Old 06-26-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
Oct 2010
cleveland ohio
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Ok so this is my first shot at brewing without a kit or set recipe, and i wanted to throw together a quick light ale,so I was looking for some confirmation/critique of this recipe:

5 gallon batch

3 lbs exta light DME
2 lbs rice dry extract
6 oz Melanoidin-specialty grain
1 oz Vangard hops, boiled 60 minutes.
Nottingham yeast

Looking to do a 4 gallon boil.

Standard 2-stage fermentation process.

Any thoughts?


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Old 06-27-2011, 05:29 PM   #2
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I think of an XPA as being hoppier than that, what you have looks more like a blonde (not that there is anything wrong with that). You are pushing the upper limit for an adjunct like rice, I'd probably go 4 lbs DME, 1 lb rice extract to prevent it from getting too dry. Hope it turns out well.
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