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FSR402

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Some of you know that I can brew larger batches. I have only done 25 gallons at a time because that's all I could handle in my MLT. But on May 2nd I will be brewing a 40 gallon batch of Barley wine for a club brew (55 gallon batch to be aged in an oak barrel).
So I'm right now working on building my 55 gallon MLT and modifying my rig to be easily changed over from my normal 10 gallon to a 1BBL rig.

I don't want to go into the club brew not knowing how the rig will work so sometime in the end of March beginning of April I need to have the rig up and going to do a test batch. This is where you come in. I need/want a good recipe.
Oh sure I could just brew one of my house beers that I do over and over again. At least that way I would be stocked up for the year on that beer. But, what fun would that be?

Do you have a good TRIED AND TRUE recipe? If so share it with me here, I'll pick the one that sounds the best, brew a 1BBL batch of it and when it's all said and done, I'll ship some of it to you.

:note: I can't lager, well I "can" but not that much at one time so no lagers please.
 

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I logged in to post "centennial blonde" but looking at your sig you're all stocked up there.

Definitely brew something that you're going to like a lot of. If it were me I'd brew one of the "staple" pale ales or light hybrids from this site, never had any trouble getting rid of any of them.

A batch that size would scare me, I'd never be able to choose. Good luck to you.
 

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Make your Red Dragon IPA that stuff rocks! I also have a good clone for Sierra Nevada Anniversary Ale. For some reason im on a clone kick.:mug:
 

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Wish I could help with a recipe, but I have only tried any recipe I have done, once.

I may be able to help out if needed for the maiden voyage of the new rig, let us locals know if/when you need a hand.
 
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151 poeple have looked and no one is willing to do this?

Well if I don't get any takers then this is what I'll be brewing

Chocolate Stout
Batch size = 36.75 gal
Boil size = 46.3 gal
Boil time = 60 min
OG= 1.055
FG= 1.014

63# pale 2-row
5.25# Chocolate
1.75# Caramel 40L
14oz Black Patent
14oz Roasted Barley

7.34oz Saaz (10%aau) (60 min)
7oz Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (5 min)
56oz Malto-Dextrine (15 min)
7 packs US-04


Mash-in with 89.69 qt @ 164*
Rest @ 150 for 60 minutes
Mash-out with 53.1 qt at 205*
Sparge with 19.71 gal at 168* :ban:

I have made this before and it's great but not that much at one time.
It should be fun.
 

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I'll give it a shot. This is one of my favorites.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 36.75 gal
Boil Size: 43.17 gal
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 7.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 35.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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55.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
14.00 lb Munich Malt
5.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine
3.75 lb Caramel Malt - 20L
3.75 lb Victory Malt
6.00 oz Cascade [6.00 %] (60 min)
6.00 oz Williamette [6.60 %] (25 min)
6.00 oz Cascade [6.00 %] (10 min)
7.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)
7.35 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min)
7 Pkgs S-05 Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule:
Mash In 102.81 qt of water at 164.8 F
Rest at 153.0 F 75min
Sparge 28gal
 
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I'll give it a shot. This is one of my favorites.

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 36.75 gal
Boil Size: 43.17 gal
Estimated OG: 1.060 SG
Estimated Color: 7.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 35.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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55.25 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US
14.00 lb Munich Malt
5.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine
3.75 lb Caramel Malt - 20L
3.75 lb Victory Malt
6.00 oz Cascade [6.00 %] (60 min)
6.00 oz Williamette [6.60 %] (25 min)
6.00 oz Cascade [6.00 %] (10 min)
7.00 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min)
7.35 tbsp PH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60.0 min)
7 Pkgs S-05 Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule:
Mash In 102.81 qt of water at 164.8 F
Rest at 153.0 F 75min
Sparge 28gal

That looks like a nice pale.
 

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What do you like to drink?

And what will you be fermenting in? If you are splitting the ferment into multiple carboys, I would take this opportunity to do an experiment where you use a different yeast for each carboy.
 

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55 gallons!!! And you wonder why there's a hop shortage.
I have to show this to my SWMBO maybe then she'll be happy I brew 5g at one time.
 

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Check out my Bells Two Hearted Clone. It's great. If you're looking for something hoppy that is. :)
 
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There is no beer "style" that I don't like or wont drink. But I tend to drink the most of pale's, stouts, and really hoppy IPA's.

I will be fermenting in both 15 gallon barrels and 6 gallon BB's. With the stout I posted I thought maybe I would mix it up a little, use differnt yest, add differnt fruits to some of them, stuff like that.
 

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Dude, if it were me, I would do some form of a hoppy as hell IPA. But, if I had a full barrel of beer, I would want something that would age awesomely like a RIS. I say bomb it from orbit with a hoppy barleywine. It's the only way to be sure.
 

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Blech, who want's a Chocolate Stout with spring coming?;)
This is a simple yet refreshingly delicious recipe. I have it on tap now and everyone loves it.

Batch Size: 36.75 gal
Boil Size: 50.37 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 6.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 48.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
67 lbs 6.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 88.00 %
6 lbs 2.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
3 lbs 1.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
6.12 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (70 min) Hops 36.9 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (20 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (10 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (0 min) Hops -
7 Pkgs Safe-ale-05 Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 76.56 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 95.70 qt of water at 165.8 F 153.0 F
 
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Blech, who want's a Chocolate Stout with spring coming?;)
This is a simple yet refreshingly delicious recipe. I have it on tap now and everyone loves it.

Batch Size: 36.75 gal
Boil Size: 50.37 gal
Estimated OG: 1.059 SG
Estimated Color: 6.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 48.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
67 lbs 6.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 88.00 %
6 lbs 2.0 oz Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 8.00 %
3 lbs 1.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.00 %
6.12 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (70 min) Hops 36.9 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (Dry Hop 7 days) Hops -
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (20 min) Hops 6.0 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (10 min) Hops 4.0 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (5 min) Hops 2.0 IBU
3.06 oz Cascade [7.20 %] (0 min) Hops -
7 Pkgs Safe-ale-05 Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 76.56 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 95.70 qt of water at 165.8 F 153.0 F
Do you know how long it's going to take to drink 35 gallons? It will be winter before I'm half way thru. lol

The IPA looks good too, hmmm..
 

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Go for a classic Dry Stout because it is a basic recipe, low hops (not going to waste a bunch of money on something you won't finish in time to enjoy the hops), and big and roasty flavor that will mellow with time. Your Chocolate Stout looks good, but after a bit of time you will start getting a really smooth and lose that roasty stout flavor. Aim for 4.5% or so to make it easy drinking.

That's all I can say. That or a summer beer that you can bring to parties and just let it get drank quickly.

I would include a recipe, but I haven't done that large and don't use Beersmith or anything. Easy enough though as it's 70/20/10 2-row/Flaked/Roasted
 

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not sure for a recipe but i'd like to watch you do it.
We are still talking about brewing, right?

To the OP, I would go with Edwort's Haus Pale Ale. It is a very easy drinker, great flavor that even many BMC drinkers could help you drink.... and the hop bill won't break the bank like 55 gal of Yooper's DFH clone would.
 

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Erik, just go to the 'My Recipes' header, highlight the recipe you wish to export --> File --> Export As

Then click: Only the Items that are selected and Text File (or whatever format you wish to export it as). Then save as you would any other file. You can then open it up in notepad and highlight, copy, paste, etc.
 

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fine lets try it this way



BeerSmith Recipe Printout - BeerSmith Brewing Software, Recipes, Blog, Wiki and Discussion Forum
Recipe: Copy of 8010 may pale
Brewer: eriktlupus
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 33.00 gal
Boil Size: 37.77 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 4.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
57.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain 82.61 %
6.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 8.70 %
3.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.35 %
3.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.35 %
6.75 oz Cascade [6.80 %] (60 min) Hops 22.6 IBU
6.75 oz Cascade [6.80 %] (5 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 69.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 86.25 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F




thanks psuedo!
 
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fine lets try it this way



BeerSmith Recipe Printout - BeerSmith Brewing Software, Recipes, Blog, Wiki and Discussion Forum
Recipe: Copy of 8010 may pale
Brewer: eriktlupus
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 33.00 gal
Boil Size: 37.77 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 4.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 27.1 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 68.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
57.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain 82.61 %
6.00 lb Vienna Malt (3.5 SRM) Grain 8.70 %
3.00 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 4.35 %
3.00 lb Wheat Malt, Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 4.35 %
6.75 oz Cascade [6.80 %] (60 min) Hops 22.6 IBU
6.75 oz Cascade [6.80 %] (5 min) Hops 4.5 IBU
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 69.00 lb
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Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
75 min Mash In Add 86.25 qt of water at 161.4 F 150.0 F




thanks psuedo!
Well I think I'm going to brew this one. It looks good to me and it wont break the bank. I took Dude's Lake Walk APA and scaled it up to 37 gallons and with almost 3 pounds of hops it's just more then I want to spend. Even if I bought the hops thru Nikobrew it would be $120 just in the hops. I tried telling myself that it would still work out to only be $.50 per glass I just can't talk myself into it.
Plus Erik has said that he wants to come that day and brew too. So what better then to brew his recipe with him there. :mug:
 
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Yes my plan is to brew on 4/4/09 starting around 8:00 AM.
I have more work to do this week on it but I'm just about ready. I did a "run thru" last weekend and found a few things to change. I'm planning to do another all water test this Sunday to get an idea of temp losses and such.
I need to make my mash paddle too.

If you want to come just PM me and I'll get you my address. :mug:
 
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