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Old 04-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
Nov 2011
Danville, PA
Posts: 4

Recipe Type: All Grain   
Yeast: us-05   
Yeast Starter: no   
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: no   
Batch Size (Gallons): 5   
Original Gravity: 1.050   
Final Gravity: 1.017   
IBU: 18 IBU   
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60   
Color: 16 SRM   
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12 days, 66 F   
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): none   
Tasting Notes: yeah, so honey and dark fruit. purposely pushed the envelope.   

5 # vienna
2 # light munich
1 # special B
8 oz honey malt

1 oz wilamette 60 min
1 tsp irish moss 15 min

mashed 2.75 gallons @ 158 for 1 hour
batch sparged half/half 4.75 gallons @ 185 F
hit about 80%

Methinks its very awesome. For a more "standard" (read: bland) beer, you could decrease the honey malt to 4 oz, the special b to 12 or 8 oz, add an oz or 2 of roast barley, maybe mash a little lower, use a different yeast if desired, and increase the hops or add an aroma hop. For me, that was not the point of this brew. It's very drinkable.

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