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Old 03-16-2013, 02:34 AM   #1
Nov 2012
Altoona, PA
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Hey all,

I have a Saison and Kolsch fermenting and ready to bottle, and it's time to begin another batch.

I want my next brew to be fast and easy. Minimum primary and bottle conditioning time. A light colored beer with a good bit of hops flavor.
ABV low - average.

I'm looking for an extract. Give me suggestions.


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Old 03-16-2013, 03:07 AM   #2
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Category: English Pale Ale Subcategory: Standard/Ordinary Bitter Recipe Type: Extract Batch Size: 5 gal Volume Boiled: 6 gal Mash Efficiency: 72 % Total Grain/Extract: 4.50 lbs Total Hops: 2.0 oz Ingredients --------------------------------------------------------------------------

.5 lbs British Crystal 55L
4 lbs Dry Light Extract

1.25 oz East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 60 minutes.
.75 oz East Kent Goldings (Pellets, 4.50 %AA) boiled 10 minutes.

Yeast: Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04 Vital Statistics --------------------------------------------------------------------------

Original Gravity: 1.037 Terminal Gravity: 1.009
Color: 8.55 SRM
Bitterness: 32.7 IBU
Alcohol (%volume): 3.7 %

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:10 AM   #3
Jan 2012
Key West, Florida
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Centennial Blonde........

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Size: 6.57 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 3.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 16.8 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
5.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 83.3 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.7 %
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (45 min) Hops 7.8 IBU
0.25 oz Centennial [9.50%] (20 min) Hops 5.1 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (10 min) Hops 2.5 IBU
0.25 oz Cascade [7.80%] (5 min) Hops 1.4 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale
EAC - 5/2/14

Growing Hops in Key West, FL....

Primary : Hefe
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
Primary : Soon To Be Filled
On Tap : Bourbon Chocolate RIS, Helles Lager, Best Bitter
On Deck : Pomegranate Berliner, Dortmunder Export, Espresso Brown

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:16 AM   #4
May 2012
Bremerton, WA
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Great Hefe/Wit style-ish beer.
Primary: Garage hooch Pale, Irish Stout, Black Lager / Lagering: Black Magic Lager
Bottled : Drunken Emu
Kegged : Garage Hooch, Garage Hooch Pale Mk II
On deck: DCME Stout, Garage Hooch Variations, Alaskan Amber Clone, Drumken Emu

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #5
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I second the Hefeweizen recommendation. Great beer, simple recipe and short fermentation. Win-win-win.
"I feel sorry for people who don't drink because when they get up in the morning, that's as good as they're gonna feel all day" - Francis Albert Sinatra

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Old 03-16-2013, 12:35 PM   #6
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Hamburg, NY
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Edwort's Pale Ale:

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:42 PM   #7
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Dec 2012
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What about a recipe that calls for HLME? The reason for the long boil is for hop utilization correct? HLME requires less boiling time if any at all.
Good judgement comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgement.

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
Mar 2012
San Dimas, CA
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Another vote for a hef - they are quick to ferment and meant to be drank young.

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:59 PM   #9
Jan 2011
quincy, il
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Every one beat me to it. I was going to recommend a hefeweizen until I read the op wants a hoppy light beer. Then I was going to recommend a blonde ale because its low abv, slightly hoppy, and is fast from grain to glass. Pick one of them and you can't go wrong for a beer that is great and can be served quickly.
"Many mules have matched wits with me, yet almost all have failed!" Pust

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:18 PM   #10
Dec 2012
Schenectady, NY
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+1 for Centennial Blonde

I did a batch using falconer's flight 7C's and it was ready in less than 4 weeks and I bottle carbed.

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