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Old 09-03-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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What's the simplest recipe you've tried?

I'm thinking..
one to three grains
one or two hops (2 or 3 additions)
single infusion 45 minutes
batch sparge
maybe two weeks in primary
force carb in a keg

Any suggestions or thoughts.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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9lbs 2-row
1/2 - 1 lb crystal 40L
1 oz cascade 60 mins
1 oz cascade 15 mins (or you can do 1/2 for 15, 1/2 for 5)
add your favorite dry yeast
single infusion, batch sparge

It doesn't get much simpler and that's a damn fine beer, too!
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:27 PM   #3
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hefeweizen would be the simplest and fastest...something like:

4 lbs pilsener malt
4 lbs wheat malt
0.5 oz hallertauer hops

don't do all-grain yet, tho just speculation
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:31 PM   #4
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4.5 wheat
4.5 pilsner
1 Rye
1 oz. hallertauer at 60 min.

Turned out pretty good too. 10 days in the primary and bottled.

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Old 09-03-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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My next recipe will be:

8lb 2-row
1/2lb Carapils
1lb vienna

1oz cascade 60
another oz between 20 and 0


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Old 09-04-2007, 04:04 PM   #6
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Irish Dry Stout:

7# Crisp MO
2# Flaked Barley
1# Roasted Barley

1.9oz NB @ 60 min

Plan to transfer to secondary today so a few more weeks to go...

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Old 09-04-2007, 04:35 PM   #7
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American Pale Ale

8.5 lbs. - 2-row
1.5 lbs. - crystal 20
all Centennial hops to your preferred bitterness
US-05 yeast

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Old 09-04-2007, 04:38 PM   #8
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Speaking of simple...

The wife and I met up with Buford, Todd_K, and their significant others last week at Capital Ale House in Richmond, and the best beer I had all night was Rogue's "Latona 20th Anniversary". 4 ingredients: Water, Special Aromatic Malt, Ranier Hops, Yeast. It was incredibly good.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:06 PM   #9
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A Belgian

8.5#'s pils
1.5 cane sugar
Styrian hops
Unibroue yeast

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Old 09-04-2007, 05:10 PM   #10
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Baron's Basic Hefe was the simplest recipe I've done; half Pils, half wheat, single addition of Hallertau. Now, it was decocted, which added complexity - but really, recipes don't come much simpler than that.
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