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Old 09-13-2012, 08:29 PM   #91
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:31 PM   #92
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Brewing up a batch of this tonight...

I know i'm going to get reamed out for this, but i substituted the willamette for cascades..... it's all i had in stock! every other ingredient i had in stock and wanted to brew tonight..... hopefully it turns out ok... they're about the same % AA.. so IBUs should be about the same...

i'm thinking it should still be really good, just maybe not completely true to the style...


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Old 11-15-2012, 12:52 AM   #93
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Just curious, what levels you are carbing this beer? I have put this recipe into beersmith and will be brewing this up this weekend. Beersmith is giving me a carb vol of (.8 - 1.3) in the English Pale Ale 6.6 category. Seems low to me.

Also, after toasting the base malt are you letting the malt sit for a week or two in a paper bag? I have read that this can help to mellow the malt out a bit.

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Old 11-17-2012, 02:27 AM   #94
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Looking to brew this beer next weekend. Don't have my AG equipment since damaged in a fire....

Anyone happy with their result brewing this extract + grains?
If so what did you use?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:36 PM   #95
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Just curious, what levels you are carbing this beer? I have put this recipe into beersmith and will be brewing this up this weekend. Beersmith is giving me a carb vol of (.8 - 1.3) in the English Pale Ale 6.6 category. Seems low to me.

Also, after toasting the base malt are you letting the malt sit for a week or two in a paper bag? I have read that this can help to mellow the malt out a bit.

Thanks!
Not sure what is the recommended range, but from experience it is better to under-carb an ESB than over-carb. The carbonation tends to obscure the malty goodness. At the time I couldn't figure out why my final hydrometer sample tasted like a loaf of freshly baked bread but the final product had none of that. After several batches of preferring my hydrometer sample to the finished product it finally occurred to me to dial back the carbonation. Been a happier beer drinker ever since.

 
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:34 AM   #96
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Hey All, I'm looking to use this recipe as my first foray into specialty grain steeping using pmoe's substitutions listed on page 3. Well, I brought in the list to my LHBS and the owner got wide eyed at the amount of toasted malt (2.5 lbs) for a 5 gal batch. I ended up going with the following modifications:

1) .5 lb each of toasted, carapils, and crystal 60
2) Burton Ale Yeast

Am I shooting myself in the foot with these simplifications?

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How did it turned out? I also find the amount of toasted grain on page 3 very high....

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:19 PM   #97
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I've been subbed to this thread for awhile, waiting for the day to brew this one. Looks like I'm off to the LHBS to pick up the ingredients. I think I'll do a starter today and brew this tomorrow. Looks like a fantastic recipe and since I love Red Hook ESB, I can't wait to try this one.
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:44 PM   #98
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Well, LHBS didn't have the recommended hops for this recipe. So according to the Brew365 hop substitution chart I went with Fuggles 4.2% AA for the Willamette, and Hallertau (German) 4.3% AA for the Tettnang. I've adjusted the IBU's up to 30.3 in Beersmith to bring the bitterness up to the minimum recommended IBU's for this style. That came to .75 oz for each hop addition. Grains look well crushed so I was happy with that. The yeast was dated 11/7/12 so it's viability was only 62.31% so I'll do a starter. Now I see why I order my stuff online most of the time. Any comments on the hops substitution? I'll be brewing this New Year's day. Thanks!
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Old 12-31-2012, 04:48 PM   #99
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Brewed this one, smelled great, beautiful color. Will be bottling soon.

 
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:02 PM   #100
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I brewed this one up 6 weeks ago and poured my 1st glass from the keg this afternoon. This beer is excellent and will be in my regular rotation. Thanks BierMuncher! So, I ended up carbing this up to 1.9 volumes. Perfect IMO. I have never had the Redhook ESB so I can't say anything regarding how close of a clone this is but it really doesn't matter. This beer is friggen good. Cheers!



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