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Old 01-05-2009, 02:37 AM   #1
Sep 2008
Gainesville, GA
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Iwas wondering does anyone have any suggestions on a good recipe for a guy going out on his own with out a kit for the first time. Nothing to hoppy, maybe a good stout or red ale. Any suggestions on howto get started would be appreciated, the kits are fun but simple and getting boring.

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Old 01-05-2009, 02:41 AM   #2
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Doing Edwort's Haus Pale Ale is suggested quite a bit for a First All Grain Recipe on this site. I did this recipe my first all grain, it is straight forward and taste great.


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Old 01-05-2009, 03:39 AM   #3
Sep 2008
Gainesville, GA
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Thhanks for the quick response. I will ponder on this one, I read the recipe and it seems easy and I only read good things about it.

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:05 AM   #4
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Ed's Haus Ale was my first AG as well, and it was a nice simple recipe that tastes great whether you hit your gravity or not. There are tons of easy AG recipes out there for other styles as well. What kind of beer did you want to brew?

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Old 01-05-2009, 04:56 AM   #5
Nov 2008
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Hefe's are easy to do. Just make sure you add plenty of rice hulls in your mash so you don't get a stuck sparge. I usually put about 1/2 lb. in. The reason you do this is because wheat doesn't have a hull like barley and you need the hull to help filter the wort when you sparge the grains.

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:11 PM   #6
Sep 2008
Gainesville, GA
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thanks two head, i was looking for a stout or red ale but if this is a good beer i will try it.

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:15 PM   #7
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I brewed this Irish Red Ale this summer for a big party. It was the first keg to blow:

This is for an 11 gallon batch but you can slice it in half for a 5.5 gallon batch.

Get yourself a copy of BeerSmith to help you formulate your own recipes.

Batch Size: 11.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.69 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 12.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 20.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

15.00 lb Pale Malt, Golden Promise (2.0 SRM) Grain 89.6 %
0.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.0 %
0.50 lb Chocolate Malt (250.0 SRM) Grain 3.0 %
0.50 lb Melanoiden Malt (20.0 SRM) Grain 3.0 %
0.25 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 1.5 %
1.50 oz Fuggles [4.00%] (60 min) Hops 10.7 IBU
1.00 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 9.8 IBU

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Old 01-05-2009, 11:23 PM   #8
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A simple Dry Stout
For 5.5 galons with 75% Efficiency

OG: 1.050
IBU's: 35

8.5 lbs pale malt
0.5 lbs Roasted Barley
0.5 lbs Chocolate malt
0.5 lbs Flaked Barley

1.75 oz EKG pellets at 4.9%AA 60 min

White Labs WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast

Mash at 154 for 60 minutes
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