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killsurfcity

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i was thinking about concocting a brew to use up some leftover grains and hops. here's what i have:

UK roasted barley: 15.6oz
British mild malt: 8.1oz
Barley flakes: 12oz
Chocolate malt: 5.4oz
CaraMunich: 8.3oz
Pilsner malt: 2.1oz
Wheat malt: 1lb 2oz

Hallertau: .5oz
Northern brewer: .5oz
Bramling: .75oz

I'd like to use as much of this stuff as I can. Any suggestions on quantities, base malt, or yeast?

thanks!
 

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Well that's a small amount... usually you'll need pounds for a 5 gallon batch. I could guess try and add as much of the larger quantity malts together into an application that calculates it all for you, and then start reducing water til you get to an acceptable OG. Its going to be some weird stuff, but it will be beer ;)
 

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In fact you made me want to play, BeerAlchemy says this if I do it w/ 2 gallons of beer instead of 5:

Recipe Overview
Wort Volume Before Boil: 2.00 US gals Wort Volume After Boil: 2.00 US gals
Volume Transferred: 2.00 US gals Water Added To Fermenter: 0.00 US gals
Volume At Pitching: 2.00 US gals Volume Of Finished Beer: 2.00 US gals
Expected Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.058 SG Expected OG: 1.058 SG
Expected FG: 1.015 SG Apparent Attenuation: 73.0 %
Expected ABV: 5.7 % Expected ABW: 4.4 %
Expected IBU (using Tinseth): 53.6 IBU Expected Color (using Morey): 91.0 SRM
BU:GU ratio: 0.93 Approx Color:
Mash Efficiency: 75.0 %
Boil Duration: 60.0 mins
Fermentation Temperature: 64 degF


Fermentables
Ingredient Amount % MCU When
German Vienna Malt 1lb 2oz 25.9 % 2.0 In Mash/Steeped
UK Roasted Barley 1lb 0oz 22.5 % 312.0 In Mash/Steeped
US Flaked Barley 12.00 oz 17.3 % 0.5 In Mash/Steeped
German CaraMunich I 8.30 oz 12.0 % 9.1 In Mash/Steeped
UK Mild Ale Malt 8.00 oz 11.5 % 1.0 In Mash/Steeped
UK Chocolate Malt 5.40 oz 7.8 % 75.9 In Mash/Steeped
German Pilsner Malt 2.10 oz 3.0 % 0.1 In Mash/Steeped


Hops
Variety Alpha Amount IBU Form When
German Hallertauer Hersbrucker 3.5 % 0.50 oz 14.1 Loose Whole Hops First Wort Hopped
German Northern Brewer 8.0 % 0.50 oz 32.2 Loose Whole Hops First Wort Hopped
UK Bramling Cross 6.0 % 0.75 oz 7.2 Loose Whole Hops 5 Min From End


Other Ingredients
Ingredient Amount When


Yeast
DCL S-04-SafAle
 
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Oh cool. Thanks for doing that. I need to get one of those apps.

As for the small batch... I did want to do a 3 gallon batch at least. I could just add more base malt right? Perhaps more of the UK mild?
 

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Yeah, I don't know how I would brew without a app like Beersmith. I guess id need to learn some more math :p
 
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i'll have to download beersmith. i just discovered there's an os x build. i tried beer alchemy and liked it initially, until it started randomly losing my ingredient lists. :(
 
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