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Old 10-23-2007, 08:28 PM   #1
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So, I picked up a 2-gallon Rubbermaid cooler and am picking up the remaining parts to slap together a mini-MLT tonight. I now have to attempt my first PM, but don't know what to make. I want to make a "tried and true" recipe with a grain bill that utilizes flavors that would be difficult (or impossible) to achieve with extract brewing.

As a side note, I'm not a hophead. I prefer to roll on the malty side of things. Brown, red, and English pale ales are my favorites, but I wouldn't mind making something different. There are a few restrictions I have however. I can't do full boils; my stove can only really handle 3-3.5 gallons. I also don't have the means to do cold fermenting, so lagers are out.

I'm open for any suggestions! Just want to make a great beer for my first PM!!


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Old 10-23-2007, 10:15 PM   #2
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Well, I have a good Pete's Wicked clone that would meet your requirements, if you're interested.


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Old 10-23-2007, 10:32 PM   #3
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Well, I have a good Pete's Wicked clone that would meet your requirements, if you're interested.
Hmm, I don't remember the last time I had a Pete's Wicked. I don't even remember what they taste like. Consider me interested anyhow though; I'd like to take a look at the recipe.
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Old 10-23-2007, 10:42 PM   #4
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My first (and only) PM I made an Oatmeal Licorice Stout, it is my best beer by far and has received great reviews from others. The licorice seems to only be noticeable to those who enjoy licorice, my licorice hating friends can't taste it.

6.50 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 64.1 %
1.00 lb Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 9.9 %
1.00 lb Pale Malt (6 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.9 %
0.79 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 7.8 %
0.42 lb Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
0.42 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 4.2 %
4.00 oz Northern Brewer [8.50%] (60 min) Hops 110.5 IBU
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00%] (15 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
0.66 items Brewers Licorice (Boil 60.0 min) Misc
5.00 gal Portland OR Water
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (White Labs #WLP004) Yeast-Ale



Est Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.065 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.020 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.1 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.9 %
Bitterness: 116.5 IBU Calories: 296 cal/pint
Est Color: 36.0 SRM

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Old 10-23-2007, 10:51 PM   #5
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An oatmeal stout would be interesting, but I cringe at the thought of licorice. I really, really hate black licorice.
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Hmm, I don't remember the last time I had a Pete's Wicked. I don't even remember what they taste like. Consider me interested anyhow though; I'd like to take a look at the recipe.
Ok, Pete's Wicked!

OG 1.053
FG 1.012
IBUs: 20.6

1/2 pound Vienna Malt
1/2 pound Crystal 60L
1.75 pounds 20row
1/4 pound chocolate

Mash for 45 minutes at 155 degrees in 2.5 gallons water. Remove grains and bring to a boil.

5.5 Pounds LME

1 oz Brewer's Gold (60 mins)
.5 oz East Kent Golding (15 minutes)

For yeast use either WL British ale yeast, or Windsor dry yeast.

I made this about a year ago, and it was good! I used Windsor yeast.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:22 PM   #7
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Yooper, that Pete's clone sounds good. Can you share?

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Old 10-24-2007, 01:32 AM   #9
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Quote:
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Ok, Pete's Wicked!

OG 1.053
FG 1.012

1/2 pound Vienna Malt
1/2 pound Crystal 60L
1.75 pounds 20row
1/4 pound chocolate

Mash for 45 minutes at 155 degrees in 2.5 gallons water. Remove grains and bring to a boil.

5.5 Pounds LME

1 oz Brewer's Gold (60 mins)
.5 oz East Kent Golding (15 minutes)

For yeast use either WL British ale yeast, or Windsor dry yeast.
Yooper, looks good. I'd like to try this one too. What's your boil volume? Or better yet, what's your target IBUs?

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That boil volume was 2.5 gallons- I followed the recipe exactly as written. I don't know the IBUs- that was before I had brewing software. I can run it through the beersmith software later tonight, though. (My daughter is on my computer and I'm using my husband's without the software).

It was actually pretty good. I'm more of a hophead now but I remember it being very enjoyable.

I edited the recipe to reflect the IBUs.


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