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Old 12-13-2012, 05:06 PM   #1
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Need some thoughts on this recipe. I haven't made too many spiced beers and I want to make sure it has a medium high thick body without being overly "Southern Tier" like sweet.

http://hopville.com/recipe/1667750
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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Any feedback would be appreciated
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:12 AM   #3
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Grain bill looks good. However with a projected final gravity of 1.031 it's gonna be sweet. Might want to cut the maltose in half or toss it totally, try to bring it down toward 1.025 would be my goal. If you do that might be a good idea to bring the OG down to 1.090 range. Just thoughts.

I'd simplify the hop schedule to a single 60 min addition. I like your bill, but any noble hop subtlety is gonna be lost in this monstrous spiced brew.

I'm no expert on the spicing end, but would add the boil spices at 2-5 minutes. 10 oz of rum is going to be overpowering. I'd look at more like half that, 3/4 if you wanna push it.

Overall looks good, just tweak a bit.
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #4
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Thank you. Its pretty much a bigger version of my vanilla cream ale recipe. I use a whole
Lb in that one and it comes out perfect so i thought I'd do the same. Of course the vanilla cream ale doesn't have an FG of 1.03 lol. I'll definitely cut back on it and lower the rum. Ty again
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:46 PM   #5
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So talking to my LHBS owner he said some great points and together we got this for the final recipe.
http://hopville.com/recipe/1667750
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #6
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Sounds interesting, wish I knew more to give you some advice. Let me know how it turns out. May have to try next year.

 
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