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kbecks

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So took my first stab at an off the wall recipe for a pale ale (also first post, cheers!) using some hops that i had laying around, but kinda went a bit off the deep end on the grain bill. Curious what everyone hear thinks about this and any tips or feedback. I'll try to incorporate that for next time since I already brewed this and it's currently sitting in the fermenter :p

I wanted something a bit malty and have the water somewhat balanced in terms of sulfate/chloride (1.3). I typically do smaller BIAB batches and my main kettle is only 5.5 gallons, so to do larger batches i used some DME, probably could've used a tad bit less but just went with the entire 3lb bag. Also definitely didn't realize i'd need more yeast so grabbed a Nottingham to go with my planned east coast ale.

Batch size: 5 gallon
OG (measured): 1.056
Color: 6.7 SRM
IBU: 38
Est ABV: 5.5%

3 lb Briess golden light DME
4.5 lb pale malt (2 row)
0.45 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM)
0.40 lb Crystal 15L (15 SRM)
0.25 lb Victory Malt (25 SRM)
0.20 lb Crystal 60L (60 SRM)

0.7 oz Centennial 60 mins
0.5 oz Perle 30 mins
0.25 oz Perle 15 mins
0.25 oz Cascade 10 mins
0.25 oz Cascade flameout

1 Package East Coast Ale WLP008
Half Package Nottingham Dry Yeast (since OG is 1.056 and didnt feel the White Labs was enough)

Cooled down into the 80s then filled fermenter and placed into freezer chamber and chilled down to 72 before pitching yeast, will keep around 69F
 
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Perle is a weird choice for a pale ale ,but then the hop schedule is more in line with a blonde ale. Looks like a tasty brew ,so after you sample it ,then you can call it the style it tastes like. Remember in your future recipes , if they don't turn out exactly, just change the style name.
I brewed my Munich Dunkle recipe but pitched Lutra instead of my house lager 833 and got the best Brown Ale ever, just changed the style name on the kegerator. It won best of 5 beers I had on tap on teach a buddy to brew day last Nov.
 
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Perle is a weird choice for a pale ale ,but then the hop schedule is more in line with a blonde ale. Looks like a tasty brew ,so after you sample it ,then you can call it the style it tastes like. Remember in your future recipes , if they don't turn out exactly, just change the style name.
I brewed my Munich Dunkle recipe but pitched Lutra instead of my house lager 833 and got the best Brown Ale ever, just changed the style name on the kegerator. It won best of 5 beers I had on tap on teach a buddy to brew day last Nov.

Haha i might have been playing with a blonde ale recipe before making this, maybe I sub-consciously thought Perle was a good choice because of that...

The hop schedule is definitely a bit all over the place, wanted to use the rest of the Centennial and Cascade that I had and got a new one to try out. Think its probably better to start with fewer varieties in future, will let me get more individual flavors from them and learn what I like.
 

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This looks like it will make a fine beer, but is more like what I come up with when I want to clean out the cupboards. If the goal is to learn something about your ingredients, simpler is better.

P.S.: I am so glad there aren't BJCP police hanging around, making me brew to style....
 

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I'd just call this a Pale Ale, enjoy the results, and not care what others think. Looks good to me.
 

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I would drink it! :D I wouldn't make a recipe with that many malts unless I was just trying to use up scraps, but I don't see anything wrong with it.
 
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