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Old 03-22-2005, 04:54 AM   #1
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hey guys I just cracked into my newest batch of export ale and all I can say is "HOLY @$&!" sorry for the vulger but wow i am impressed. it was akit but i beefed it up with hops and a little grain but wow.
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Old 03-22-2005, 05:52 AM   #2
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Cheers! What's an export ale like? Could you post a basic recipe?
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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well the kit i tried said it was like moosehead/molsen (before i did tinkering). it is dry and hoppy.
first i took the whole kit and laid it out. it had two cans of malt extract, i only used one with a grain enfusion too it. it had williamette and fuggle hops. well i got rid of the williamette hops and replaced them with cascade. i kept the fuggle but i added some more cascade at the end for aroma to go with the fuggle.
my goal in brewing is to try and use all different kinds of hops(being the stoner i am) lol, but now i am just learning what can go with what.
P.S. is there a equation that i could use to substitute grain for extract. i used about a pound of grain for the 3.3lb can i replaced. i am just wondering if that was right or should i added more.
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Old 03-22-2005, 07:47 PM   #5
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I don't know the exact conversion...it will depend a lot on your conversion efficiency and extraction rate of your mash...but it will be a lot more grain than a 1:1 ratio. So, to really replace that can of extract, I'd say you need to mash at least 6 pounds of grain...maybe more? Just a guess. I'd have to look up some more real numbers, but in any event it depends a lot on your mash efficiency. Cheers!
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:10 PM   #6
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I have read that it is .6 lb of DME or .75 lb of LME for every pound of grain. Take that with a grain of salt, I have never tested it.

 
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Old 03-23-2005, 05:07 AM   #7
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so 5-6 lbs od grain for each can. that seems logical most recipes for 5 gallon batches are right around ten pounds of grain right, where 2 cans are pretty much used also. well thanks guys ill try it out this weekend.
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