i tend not to brew with style guidelines in mind. at this point i'm just playing around with a few malts but mostly hops; i want to be more familiar with individual hops so i've only been doing single hop additions with a failry simple grain bill. but i was wondering what the general consensus might be on this last beer i just made the other night.
i'm giving you two recipes, one my target, the other, due to rather embarrassing efficiency, the actual recipe in the fermentor.
4.5kgs can. two-row
500g carastan (crystal, about 60l i think)
500g flaked oats
50g fuggles @60 4.00aa
50g fuggles @20
30g fuggles @7
20g fuggles @ flame-out
mashed at 153f in about 4.5gallon for 60 minutes, mashed out at 168 for ten, batch sparged to get 23l in the kettle
the target OG was 1.074...my actual og was 54. i did not make any hop adjustments for the efficiency slump. so i'm wondering what you think the recipe as i meant it to be, and what i can expect from what it really is...
any replies appreciated
bottled:AG fuggles pale ale; o' flan's AG standard stout; AG english brown ale.