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Old 11-28-2008, 06:14 PM   #1
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i just got a pound of challenger hops 6.1% for a sweet deal ebay20.50 shipped....

what are some good recipes??

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Old 11-28-2008, 07:36 PM   #2
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I've used challenger with success in English ESB's and Barley Wines.
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Old 11-28-2008, 07:40 PM   #3
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I have used them in my English Browns I like that hop. Were they 2007 crop?
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On Tap:Pale Ale, English Bitter
Aging: Imperial Oatmeal Stout on Vanilla beans.

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Old 11-28-2008, 09:00 PM   #4

Challenger is very versatile for all manner of English ales.

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Old 11-28-2008, 10:24 PM   #5
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This is what I have planned to brew tomorrow.

Recipe: Special Bitter
Style: Special/Best/Premium Bitter
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 6.00 gal
Boil Size: 8.12 gal
Estimated OG: 1.048 SG
Estimated Color: 9.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 37.3 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
9 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 81.82 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 9.09 %
1 lbs Wheat Malt (2.4 SRM) Grain 9.09 %
0.25 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50 %] (60 min) (FiHops 5.6 IBU
1.00 oz Challenger [7.10 %] (60 min) Hops 26.5 IBU
0.75 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50 %] (20 min) Hops 5.2 IBU
1.20 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
12.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Boil 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs English Ale (White Labs #WLP002) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11.00 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 3.44 gal of water at 165.9 F 154.0 F
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Old 11-29-2008, 03:49 PM   #6
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There's a great recipe for Coniston Bluebird that's just two-row, a handful of crystal, and just Challenger hops. I made it with S-04 and it was terrific - maybe the most popular beer I've made. It's from either Clone Brews or Beer Captured, but I found the recipe via Google.
Bottle conditioning: Pliny the Elder clone; Tramp's Overcoat Barley Wine
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