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Old 12-05-2011, 11:37 PM   #1
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Default 1st Attempt at own Recipe

Hey guys. Just purchased Beersmith software and I love it!! Trying to formulate my own recipe for a Honey Nut Brown Ale. This will only be a partial-mash because I'm not fully ready to go all grain yet. I any of you could give me tips and critiques on my recipe and software hints. Here's what I have come up with so far:

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Recipe: Honey Nut Brown Ale
Brewer: Craig
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: Partial Mash
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 4.14 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.64 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 22.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 48.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 8.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs 14.6 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 20.6 %
8.9 oz Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM) Grain 2 6.0 %
6.8 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 4.6 %
4 lbs 7.5 oz Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 4 48.3 %
1.59 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 48.2 IBUs
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 6 -
0.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - Aroma Steep 2.0 mi Hop 7 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale V (White Labs #WLP051) [3 Yeast 8 -
1 lbs 14.3 oz Honey (1.0 SRM) Sugar 9 20.4 %

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 9 lbs 4.0 oz
Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 3.62 qt of water at 169.9 F 152.0 F 60 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 3.58 gal water at 168.0 F

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Old 12-06-2011, 12:26 AM   #2
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That's a lot of honey..last time I used Honey in a beer it all fermented out and instead of leaving a sweet honey flavor it dried the beer out....but that was an attempt in an IPA, hopefully someone who has tried to use it a Honey Nut Brown can fill in. Maybe because of the large amount it won't all ferment out.

They make Honey malt that leaves a sweetness behind that resembles honey.
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Old 12-06-2011, 03:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion. I might add 8 oz of Honey Malt and drop honey down to 1lb. Can you do both or is it one or the other?
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