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Old 09-03-2013, 11:43 PM   #1
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Default English Pale Ale Recipe- needs feedback

Hello all,

I just whipped up a fairly simple English Pale Ale recipe and wanted to see what some of you think before I dive in and brew. I am relatively new to AG brewing so I wanted the opinions of experts! 60 minute mash, 60 minute boil.

9 lb Maris Otter
1 lb Caramel 40L

.5 oz Target hops at 60 mins
1.5 oz Target hops at 2 mins
4 oz Kent Goldings at 2 mins

I am thinking of mashing on the higher side to give the brew a little extra body. I plan on using Safale S-04 dry yeast for dependability.
The recipe was made using a 70% efficiency and so the predicted stats are:

OG 1.053
FG 1.016
IBU 30

I'm hoping I can bring the FG down to at least 1.014 but I'll be happy either way. I'm hoping that its a well balanced brew with a good bit of hop flavor but without any overly harsh bitterness. A session ale.

Any thoughts?


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Old 09-03-2013, 11:50 PM   #2
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Looks good. You sure you want 5.5oz of hops near flameout? You are gonna get lots of aroma.


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Looks good. You sure you want 5.5oz of hops near flameout? You are gonna get lots of aroma.
Yes I think so. I figure that Goldings are generally fairly mild in flavor and aroma and I really wanted a unique aroma. I've never used Target hops but I heard they go quite well in small quantities with Goldings.

I figure why not swing for the fences?
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Yes I think so. I figure that Goldings are generally fairly mild in flavor and aroma and I really wanted a unique aroma. I've never used Target hops but I heard they go quite well in small quantities with Goldings.

I figure why not swing for the fences?
Because you'd be wasting 3 ounces of Kent Goldings? My .02, I'd drop that 2 minute Target addition back to 15/20 minutes and adjust the quantity to keep your IBUs in line then use an ounce of Kent at the end.
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Because you'd be wasting 3 ounces of Kent Goldings? My .02, I'd drop that 2 minute Target addition back to 15/20 minutes and adjust the quantity to keep your IBUs in line then use an ounce of Kent at the end.
Why would they be wasted? Is there a maximum flavor/aroma yield?
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That's how much aroma hops id use for a IIPA
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Why would they be wasted? Is there a maximum flavor/aroma yield?
Diminishing returns, it's just way more than necessary. Traditional UK bitters have lots of hop character and you don't need excessive amounts of hops to achieve that.
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Hey guys here's my new hop schedule:

.4 oz Target @60 min
.6 oz Target @15 min
.3 oz Kent Goldings @15 min
2 oz Kent Goldings @2 min

Look better?
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Hey guys here's my new hop schedule:

.4 oz Target @60 min
.6 oz Target @15 min
.3 oz Kent Goldings @15 min
2 oz Kent Goldings @2 min

Look better?
Pellet or leaf?

AA of each?
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Pellet or leaf?

AA of each?
Pellet. The AA is 11% for Target and 4.75% for the Goldings. Those are average numbers though, not necessarily precise.


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