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Old 11-10-2011, 11:40 PM   #1
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So I brew in Japan in a small apartment necessitating partial mash brewing. I recently ordered the ingredients for a red ale recipe I found. But, due to availability issues, I got some rather different things than I anticipated. I was hoping to get some input on the matter.

Recipe:
1kg Munton's Light DME
800 g American 2-row
800 g Carared
600 g Munich
200 g torrified wheat (recieved roasted wheat at about 700L)

42g Cascade (14g at 60m, 30m, and 5 min)
42g Perle (recieved Hallertau Mittlefruh) Same schedule as Cascade

EDIT: Yeast US-05

Any thoughts on using the roasted wheat or adjusting the hop schedule for Hallertau?



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Old 11-11-2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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American Red Ale or Irish Red Ale?

If going for Irish I would ditch the Cascade.

My next recipe is to be an Irish Red so I've been researching them heavily lately. My Brewtarget Calculator puts this recipe at a 2.9 ABV with a 1.032 OG, your coloring is going to be a little light at a 8.2. and you will be extra hoppy with a 26.9 IBU. Most Reds do not have the extra Hoppiness and lean more towards a Malty side of the balance chart. So you may try removing the Cascade and save it for a different brew. Or do 14g at 30 min for a balanced blend.

Someone with more experience may come in though and give better advice though.


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Old 11-11-2011, 05:06 AM   #3
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I was shooting for an American Red.
Thanks for the heads up on the Cascade. Maybe I'll give it a miss. I was thinking of pushing the hops a bit but maybe I'll just stick to the Hallertau then.
But I was surprised at the color and ABV numbers there. When I ran it in my spreadsheet I got 4.1 ABV with about a 1.042 OG and 19 SRM using the roasted wheat. I'm going to have re-check. (These measurements are for 19L final volume and a 10L boil.)

EDIT: Were you calculating using Imperial or metric units? Because when I ran it using pounds rather than kilograms I got the same numbers you did.

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Brewtarget automatically converts Metric to Imperial, so I was entering the Metric equivalents. I don't have the program with me currently to double check. I think the 1kg of DME is what is throwing the light numbers as that is only 2.2 lbs.

(Although not exactly sure and would have to check, but I might have accidentally used LME in my calculation instead of DME)

I can check it later tonight.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:11 PM   #5
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Yeah I just downloaded it as well to check it out, so I see now with the unit conversion. All in all it looks pretty slick. I'm going to have to play around with it. Question though, what version are you running?
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Version 1.2.4 I just downloaded it about a week ago myself, I've been playing on it a lot. Helps me get ideas on things to add. Not perfect, but pretty good for free.
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Yeah I was just curious. I keep getting some weird hangs but I suspect it's my mediocre computer...at any rate I think I'll be brewing today so I'll let you know how everything works out.


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