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Old 08-10-2012, 07:00 PM   #1
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Yep, calling this one my Donkey Blonde

Took a AG recipe from my friend. Screwed up my evap loss- as usual-

instead of hopping 1/2 of 1/4 ounce per schedule- I hoped a 1/2 of a 1/2 ounce! So I just blew the bitterness scale a little too hard on this one.

I used 1/4 centenial twice- and 1/4 cascade twice instead of 1/2 of those quantities.


So my question is- how bad is this donkey pee going to taste? Wort tasted OK-

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3.75 2 us 2 row
.50 cara pils
.25 cry10
.25 vienna
plus hops


OK so experts- how bad did I screw this up. Will this turn out to be a light refreshing- no-so-aromatic IPA- will I get a nice light hoppy ale with some extra citrus notes?

should I barf in a bag now for being such a snoonad
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What size batch, when did you do the hop additions at what quantity and AA% of the hops.
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What's a snoonad?

In theory, it'll be twice as hoppy as planned. Post the hops schedule, AA%, mash temps and batch size and I can run it through BeerSmith and see what it says.
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Ah meant Stoonad!
stupid, out of one's mind

cent AA 10%
casc AA 5.5%

hopped the following schedule (insert mad scientist laugh)

1/4 CENT at 60 min
1/4 CENT at 38 min
1/4 CAS at 18 min
1/4 CAS at 5 min


In between - I had a brief 'rest' something I made up - I reset the clock- gave myself an additional 10 minute boil between the CEN and the CAS between the 38- and 18 hop addition ( needed and wanted to boil more wortdown )

the recipe is queued for 2.5 gallons. I ended up with close to 3. and spilled out some too- no room in the carboy.



strike - 168- mashed in- for 70 minutes- raised to 170- mixed well for 10 minutes- drained- and started my boil -

started with 4 gallons of water- big mistake since I dont get alot of evap- - next time ill do 3 1/2
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Ok, what I got, assuming a 3 gal batch and based on what you said about process was:


BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Untitled Recipe
Brewer: Dan Banks
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 3.88 gal
Post Boil Volume: 3.13 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 2.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 2.28 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 3.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 40.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 84.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
3 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 78.9 %
8.0 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 2 10.5 %
4.0 oz Caramel Malt - 10L (Briess) (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.3 %
4.0 oz Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 4 5.3 %
0.25 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 17.7 IBUs
0.25 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 38.0 min Hop 6 15.2 IBUs
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 18.0 min Hop 7 5.5 IBUs
0.25 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 1.9 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 4 lbs 12.0 oz
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Mash In Add 5.94 qt of water at 168.2 F 156.0 F 45 min

Sparge: Fly sparge with 2.97 gal water at 168.0 F
Notes:
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Sounds like you should expect a pretty straight forward American style pale ale. Yum!!
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