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Just threw some ingredients together that I have on hand, wondering if it looks drinkable, possibly brewing tomorrow. What would you add, what would you take away? What would you change? Really looking to just use what I have already to make some type of simple ale ( apa, ipa, etc. )All the ingredients I have on hand to work with are as follows
Simpsons DRC
Simpsons Crystal Light
Weyermann Special Type 3
Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner Malt
Weyermann Choc Wheat Malt
And for the hops I have on hand besides the recipe would be centennial, Azacca, Cascade, Lemon Drop, and Enigma.
Here’s what I came up with so far

5 Gallon Batch
Est. Abv 6.6%
Est. IBU 55
Est. OG 1.064
Est. FG 1.014

12lb Bohemian Pilsner Malt
1 lb Crystal Light
Mash at 152 for 60 min

1 oz Magnum at 60min
.75 Hallertau at 30 min
.75 Hallertau at 15 min
2 oz Amarillo at whirlpool for 20min
US-05 for the yeast
Dry hop 3 oz Amarillo on day 4
Keg after 7-10 days
 

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Just threw some ingredients together that I have on hand, wondering if it looks drinkable, possibly brewing tomorrow. What would you add, what would you take away? What would you change? Really looking to just use what I have already to make some type of simple ale ( apa, ipa, etc. )All the ingredients I have on hand to work with are as follows
Simpsons DRC
Simpsons Crystal Light
Weyermann Special Type 3
Weyermann Bohemian Pilsner Malt
Weyermann Choc Wheat Malt
And for the hops I have on hand besides the recipe would be centennial, Azacca, Cascade, Lemon Drop, and Enigma.
Here’s what I came up with so far

5 Gallon Batch
Est. Abv 6.6%
Est. IBU 55
Est. OG 1.064
Est. FG 1.014

12lb Bohemian Pilsner Malt
1 lb Crystal Light
Mash at 152 for 60 min

1 oz Magnum at 60min
.75 Hallertau at 30 min
.75 Hallertau at 15 min
2 oz Amarillo at whirlpool for 20min
US-05 for the yeast
Dry hop 3 oz Amarillo on day 4
Keg after 7-10 days

What is your goal? If it's just drinkable beer, then yes, mission accomplished.
 

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One thought... the subtle hop character from the Hallertau (Mittelfruh or similar) might get lost in all that Amarillo. Your Centennial might make a nicer blend with the Amarillo.
 
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What is your goal? If it's just drinkable beer, then yes, mission accomplished.
Goal is to make a recipe with what I have on hand. But not just drinkable, likable as well to where I would want to replicate it in the future. Just trying to think outside the box and get creative with limited ingredients.
 
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One thought... the subtle hop character from the Halletau (Mittelfruh or similar) might get lost in all that Amarillo. Your Centennial might make a nicer blend with the Amarillo.
That’s a good point! Honestly the only reason I was going to use Hallertau is because I have pretty much an endless supply of it so I was trying to see how to incorporate it.
 

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Endless possibilities. I started thinking inspiration of a brown ale - some chocolate wheat and / or Carafa 3, a little of each crystal, and maybe only some Hallertau.

Or the current grain bill with just centennial and cascade. Maybe a little amarillo as well if you know you like it or haven't tried it.

I'd consider a SMASH with just the Azacca since I haven't tried that one before. If you haven't used one or more of these hops, that's a consideration as well.
 

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I think your grain bill is good. I’d dump the hallertau and do a 3-2-1 ratio of Amarillo, azacca, centennial. Maybe something like 1, 2/3, and 1/3 oz at 5-10 minutes, the same at FO or WP then 1 1/2, 1, and 1/2 oz for DH. Just what I’d do for an easy drinking IPA. Or adjust upwards if you want. Maybe a 10, 5, FO and DH.
 
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I think your grain bill is good. I’d dump the hallertau and do a 3-2-1 ratio of Amarillo, azacca, centennial. Maybe something like 1, 2/3, and 1/3 oz at 5-10 minutes, the same at FO or WP then 1 1/2, 1, and 1/2 oz for DH. Just what I’d do for an easy drinking IPA. Or adjust upwards if you want. Maybe a 10, 5, FO and DH.
I like the sound of that! I’m going to go with that and give it a try tomorrow. Fingers crossed!
 

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For the next one you could do a dark lager with the pils, a little chocolate wheat and some carafa special III for color. If you're feeling frisky you could do a couple % DRC.
Then do a 1/2oz to an oz of Hallertau at 30 and 15 and some more at 60 to whatever IBU strikes your fancy.
Hit it with 34/70 and ferment cool if you can.

Probably not to any exact BJCP style, but I bet it would taste great.
 
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