Originally Posted by Scot_chale
doing some calculating has shown me that i will have to add an extra 1oz of cascade (roughly 5.75% AA) to the bittering addition to get it to around 45 IBUs- which is where summit is at. Now, If I add another pound of Light DME to the boil, that will increase my gravity, and lower my IBU. I couldn't find a calculator to help me figure out what that change will be. Also, I'm only guessing that the 1oz of cascade at the last 1 minute of the boil will not come through the way they intend if I add this extra pound of DME, so dry hopping will help. I'm thinking two weeks primary, two weeks secondary (left alone), and two weeks secondary (dry hopped), then bottle. Maybe 1 or 2 ounces of cascade? I feel like I should stick with cascade so the hop character is consistent. Any suggestions or comments are greatly appreciated.
If you are going for Summit EPA this recipe will get you alot closer. First Summit EPA bitters with Horizon hops and flavors with Cascade and aroma with Cascade and fuggles. One thing you have to keep in mind too is that Summit EPA ferments this beer very dry. You do not have that luxurying extract so your beer will have a bit more body and not quite as high of alcohol but it will be a real good beer with alot of hop character. Vert sessionable.
I didnt ask what yeast you are using. I would recommend Wyeast 1056 with a 1 liter starter. You can also use Safeale US05 dry yeast.
If you are doing a partial boil I would recommend that you start you boil with 2-3 lbs of your liquid extract and then add the rest at 15 minutes. If you are doing a full boil just add it all at once.
Leave your beer in primary for 3 weeks. Then add the dryhops for a week. Then add your priming sugar and bottle for at least 2 weeks and you should be good to go. Let me know if you have any questions.
NB Extra Pale Ale
American Amber Ale
Type: Extract Date: 2/2/2013
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal Brewer:
Boil Size: 2.30 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot ( 3 Gal/11.4 L) - Extract
End of Boil Volume 2.08 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.75 gal Est Mash Efficiency 0.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50): 30.0
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 13.3 %
8.0 oz Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 2 6.7 %
6 lbs Pale Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM) Extract 3 80.0 %
1.00 oz Horizon [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 27.7 IBUs
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 5 11.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6 4.6 IBUs
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min Hop 7 0.5 IBUs
1.00 oz Fuggles [4.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min Hop 8 0.4 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 9 -
1.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
Est Original Gravity: 1.048 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.8 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 44.8 IBUs Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 7.4 SRM