Using up the last of the extract

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Oct 20, 2007
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Columbus, OH
I have been collecting AG stuff over the winter and I have a quantity of LME left. I thought by using it I could also use some of the stuff I've collected for AG.

I wanted to use my brand spankin new Barley crusher, new digital scale, Brewsmith sofware and brew pot. In using the brew pot I was able to do a full-boil. The BC was used for crushing the steeping grains.

The best part of the day was however seeing what a HUGE difference it makes adding the LME at the end of the boil. That was the first time I had done that and could now kick myself for wasting all those hops in the past.

The recipe is below.


Late Addition Extract
American Pale Ale

Type: Extract
Date: 3/2/2008
Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Brewer: JW Long
Boil Size: 6.41 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (7.5 gal) and Cooler (48 qt)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Taste Notes: Subjectively the late addition of the LME appears to have greatly increased the hop presence.


Amount Item Type % or IBU
6.50 lb Amber Liquid Extract (12.5 SRM) Extract 72.22 %
1.50 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 16.67 %
1.00 oz Cascade [4.00 %] (60 min) Hops 12.5 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [6.80 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops -
1.00 oz Centennial [6.60 %] (60 min) Hops 20.6 IBU
0.50 oz Northern Brewer [8.50 %] (20 min) Hops 8.0 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 3.5 IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 min) Misc
1.00 lb Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM) Sugar 11.11 %
6.00 gal Deer Park (R), Bottled Water Water
1 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.060 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.69 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 7.18 %
Bitterness: 44.6 IBU Calories: 263 cal/pint
Est Color: 10.4 SRM Color: Color

Mash Profile

Mash Name: None Total Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: - Grain Temperature: -
Sparge Temperature: - TunTemperature: -
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: -

Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

Mash Notes: -
Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 3.0
Pressure/Weight: 5.4 oz Carbonation Used: -
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F


Cara-Pils steeped for 20min at 150deg (1-1/2 g water)and combined with the corn sugar just before going into boil
Late addition LME (100% at last 15min)
Dry hop (in secondary) with Cascade 1oz
The LME was actually Munton's Super Light but was not an available choice.

Pitched yeast dry (no starter) at 76deg F.


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Feb 24, 2008
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Delton, MI
I've been reading an awful lot about late liquid addition on here lately. The color/clarity of my beer has never mattered as much as the taste, but I may try this in the near future as my brews seem to always include some LME.

Willy Boner

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May 20, 2007
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:mug: What made the most difference in the hops utilization was the full boil. The late addition of the malt mostly is used for a lighter colored brew. :mug: I've been doing the late addition for a while. That beersmith software should tell you about the hops utilization so you know how much hops you can leave out, I think some people have used 20% less. But if you are a hophead, a few more IBU's would not be a bad thing in a pale ale anyhoots!:mug:


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Oct 20, 2007
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Columbus, OH
I love hops. This brew has great hop presence.

I used hops that I had in the freezer since late Oct. and scaled back the alpha based on the percentages given in BS. I suppose using totally fresh hops I could have scaled back the amounts.

It was a good exercise and I ended up with a better batch of beer using ingredients I had on hand.