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Old 06-26-2008, 08:46 PM   #1
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Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Fermentis US-05
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.083
Final Gravity: ?
IBU: 104
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: SRM 16.2
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7 @ 70f
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 @ 70f

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Recipe: Achilles Strong Ale
Brewer: saq
Style: Hoppy Strong Ale
TYPE: Extract

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.08 gal
Estimated OG: 1.080 SG
Obtained OG: 1.083 SG
Estimated Color: 16.2 SRM
Estimated IBU: 101.9 IBU
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
9.00 lb Light Dry Extract (8.0 SRM) Dry Extract 85.23 %
1.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 9.47 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 4.73 %
0.06 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 0.57 %
1.00 oz Simcoe [11.90 %] (60 min) Hops 25.4 IBU
1.00 oz Ahtanum [5.10 %] (60 min) Hops 10.9 IBU
1.00 oz Ahtanum [5.10 %] (45 min) Hops 10.0 IBU
1.00 oz Simcoe [11.90 %] (45 min) Hops 23.3 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [5.80 %] (30 min) Hops 4.8 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (30 min) Hops 5.2 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [11.90 %] (30 min) Hops 9.8 IBU
0.50 oz Saaz [5.80 %] (15 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [6.30 %] (15 min) Hops 3.3 IBU
0.50 oz Simcoe [11.90 %] (15 min) Hops 6.3 IBU
1 Pkgs Dry Pale Ale Yeast (Fermentis #US-05) Yeast-Ale

1.00 oz Sterling [6.20 %] (Dry Hop 14 days) Hops
1.00 oz Simcoe [11.9 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops

Mash Schedule: None
Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
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Steep grains 30 minutes @ 155


Notes:
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After 7 day primary ferment, split batch off. 4 gal to main 5gal secondary where 1oz sterling is added for a week then an additional 1oz simcoe dry hop addition is added till bottling, 1gal off to secondary 3gal secondary fermenter where some bourbon soaked oak chips will be added.

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Sorry to keep you guys hanging, it was my first post so I figured you guys would have just ignored me! Thankfully I am definitely hooked on brewing and many batches later I think I did good for a first batch. I just updated the recipe with some post-post changes.

Anyways, the beer is awesome. I have named it Achilles Strong Ale, its a bit hoppier than most American Strong Ales (on the Arrogant Bastard side of the fense, in a good way!) and I love it, as do my friends. The oak aged batch turned out REALLY well, I have since done some more oak aging beers that have been stellar.

Its got a complex lightly biscuity malty caramel backbone, with a fantastic clean bitterness and some complex hop flavors and nose. I'm going to brew it again soon with some probable minor changes (hop selection) seeing as I only have one bottle left!
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