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Old 05-17-2012, 02:50 AM   #1
Sep 2011
steubenville, oh
Posts: 29

I was shooting for an English Old Ale / Bitter, and went a little heavy handed with my extract.

Recipe went like this

.25 lb honey malt
.25 lb crystal 60
meant for 1.25 lb of pale dme, but had my bag split open and 2 lbs went in the boil pot.

I steeped the grains @155 for 30 minutes before adding dme

Boiled 60 min with .33 oz of 6AA Sterling hops.

OG1.120 FG 1.030 (11.3%)
39.7 IBU if i remember correctly.

Ran like a normal batch, one week in primary, then one week in the bottle to carb. Beer is fantastic, with notes of citrus and banana. Cant wait to see what it's like when it ages a bit.

yeast was 1 package muntons dry ale yeast started with 2 tblsp of maple syrup

Reason: for got yeats

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Old 05-17-2012, 03:14 AM   #2
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Jan 2011
calistoga, ca
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How small/large was this batch? gallons wise?
I would like to live in theory, everything works in theory.

Pork Chops taste good, bacon taste good.

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Old 05-17-2012, 03:20 AM   #3
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Mar 2012
Sidney, Ohio
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Looks interesting - Was this a one gallon batch?

If so, this is what I come up with in Beersmith from ingredients I have on hand (almost - will need to order the honey malt unless I can substitute ... )

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 3.66 gal
Post Boil Volume: 1.46 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 1.20 gal
Bottling Volume: 1.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.121 SG
Estimated Color: 12.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 41.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87.5 %
Boil Time: 120 Minutes

Amt Name
4 lbs 12.0 oz Brewers Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.8 SRM) 90.5 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) 4.8 %
4.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) 4.8 %
0.50 oz Cascade [6.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min 41.9 IBUs
1.0 pkg Munton Fison Ale

Edit - updated recipe.
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Old 05-17-2012, 03:41 AM   #4
Sep 2011
steubenville, oh
Posts: 29

Sry bout that. Yeah, 1 gal batch

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