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Old 07-03-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: Extract
Yeast: Wyeast 1056
Yeast Starter: About 1.5L
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: Nope
Batch Size (Gallons): 5 gal
Original Gravity: 1.063
Final Gravity: 1.02
IBU: 82
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 29.6
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 21 days at 68*
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days @ 68*
Tasting Notes: A very slightly roasty and heavily hopped lighter CDA

This is a pretty straight forward extract with grains brew, partial boil:

.9# crystal 10L
.7# carafa II special/dehusked
.6# special roast
Steep grains in 2 gal @ 152* for 30 mins, rinse thoroughly with 2qts of 170* water. Add:

2.8# alexander's sun country pale LME
1# munton's extra light DME
top off kettle to 4 gal and bring to a boil

1.2 oz Yakima magnum pellets 14.1%aa @ 60 min
.82 oz Amarillo pellets 8.6%aa @ 30 min
4# alexander's sun country pale LME @ 15 min
Whirlfloc @ 10 min
Wyeast yeast nutrient @ 10 min
.5 oz nugget pellets 12.2%aa @ 5 min
.6 oz millenium pellets 15.9%aa @ 5 min
.9 oz Columbus pellets 14.4%aa @ 2 min
.5 oz Amarillo pellets @ 0 min

Chill, strain and top off to 5.25 gal in primary.
Pitch @ 66* and ferment in primary @ 68* for 21 days.
Transfer to secondary for two more weeks, dry hopping with:

.75 oz Columbus pellets
1.25 oz Amarillo pellets

I dry hopped for the last 10 days of secondary, but as a matter of preference you can dry hop for longer or shorter.

After secondary I kegged 5 gal and blast carbed it with 30 psi for three days @ 42*. No shaking or anything, just high pressure for the first three days. The beer was great at this point, but after another week, oh man was it D-lish!!
The other night I followed a pint of deschutes hop in the dark with a pint of my CDA, and not that I brewed HITD or anything, but this CDA stood up nicely and tasted just as good!
Definitely going to be a regular brew for me.
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Hmmm...I need to get some carafaII anyway to reproduce my summer pale ale (the dark amber one in my pics) that I made with a 2 year old cooper's can. Maybe make this too. Looks good. Damn Sam! He ruined me with that 90min IIPA.
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It's a pretty solid brew, man. Definitely give it a try. Make sure to get the carafa II special (dehusked). It'll give you the color and a touch of roasty flavor, but won't make it taste like a dark beer. Also, the next time I brew this, I'm gonna use 1272 American Ale II, cuz I think that strain helps the hops shine in IPA's.
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