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Title: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 28, 2012, 09:45:54 PM
i'm brewing some non-descript beer tomorrow which doesn't really fall into a category that i can tell.  i have been contemplating throwing in some black patent to make it look more warrior and magnum like. 

here is what i've got....


3 lbs extra light dry malt
3 lbs amber dry malt
1 lb light dry malt

.5 oz magnum @60
.5 oz warrior @60
1.5 oz magnum @5
.5 oz warrior @5
2 oz centennial @0

safale us-04 (english ale)

og 1.060
ibu 67
abv 6.2%


thanks in advance.



Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: denny on January 28, 2012, 10:43:44 PM
I'd use light dry extract instead of the amber then add my own specialty grains to get the kind of character I would have from the amber extract.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 28, 2012, 10:49:36 PM
thanks denny.  that's really what my plan was going to be, but the homebrew corner only had 3 lbs of extra light and the amber and dark, so i grabbed an amber to go with the pound of light i had leftover from last beer.

Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: denny on January 28, 2012, 11:00:17 PM
thanks denny.  that's really what my plan was going to be, but the homebrew corner only had 3 lbs of extra light and the amber and dark, so i grabbed an amber to go with the pound of light i had leftover from last beer.



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Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: alcaponejunior on January 29, 2012, 12:15:06 AM
Looks delicious with all those late addition hops.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: bluesman on January 29, 2012, 02:03:25 AM
I might try some special roast with that recipe. What are you looking for...Black IPA?
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 29, 2012, 02:10:44 AM
Looks delicious with all those late addition hops.

thanks. 
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 29, 2012, 02:11:44 AM
I might try some special roast with that recipe. What are you looking for...Black IPA?

i didn't have a particular style in mind, but i know i have some special roast.  how much would you use?  would some biscuit mixed in be good or bad, you think?
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: bluesman on January 29, 2012, 02:13:24 AM
I might try some special roast with that recipe. What are you looking for...Black IPA?

i didn't have a particular style in mind, but i know i have some special roast.  how much would you use?  would some biscuit mixed in be good or bad, you think?

I would go with a half pound each of biscuit and special roast to point you toward a hopped up American Brown Ale.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 29, 2012, 02:41:49 AM
winner winner.  thanks.  i'll do that.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 30, 2012, 07:00:33 PM
i ended up using 3/4 lbs special roast and 3/4 lbs biscuit.  plugged it into brew pal and it came up pretty close to an english ipa, just a couple ibu too high.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: euge on January 30, 2012, 07:13:46 PM
Which sounds like a great beer anyway!
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 30, 2012, 07:16:56 PM
Which sounds like a great beer anyway!

thanks!

do you think 9 days in primary with no secondary would be too soon to bottle?  that would be, brewed on the 29th and bottled on the 7th?
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: euge on January 30, 2012, 07:32:55 PM
Which sounds like a great beer anyway!

thanks!

do you think 9 days in primary with no secondary would be too soon to bottle?  that would be, brewed on the 29th and bottled on the 7th?

You could probably get away with that, but do a gravity reading first starting at day six.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: bluesman on January 30, 2012, 07:34:11 PM
Which sounds like a great beer anyway!

thanks!

do you think 9 days in primary with no secondary would be too soon to bottle?  that would be, brewed on the 29th and bottled on the 7th?

I think you need to let the beer decide on the schedule...

as euge has indicated...check the gravity after 6 or 7 days, then on the 8th and 8th day. If it remains unchanged then I recommend letting the beer sit another couple days to condition and then bottle.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 30, 2012, 07:37:04 PM
yeah, i'll take some gravity readings.  always a good idea..  i really need to start getting in a habit of that.  usually, i'm not real rushed, but mardi gras is on the 21st and i wanted to bottle rather than keg so i could just bring a few bottles to the parade. 

in the interest of better beer, i probably should just wait and let it do it's thing and bottle it in two or three weeks.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: bluesman on January 30, 2012, 07:41:18 PM
yeah, i'll take some gravity readings.  always a good idea..  i really need to start getting in a habit of that.  usually, i'm not real rushed, but mardi gras is on the 21st and i wanted to bottle rather than keg so i could just bring a few bottles to the parade. 

in the interest of better beer, i probably should just wait and let it do it's thing and bottle it in two or three weeks.

...not only better beer but avoiding bottle bombs as well.  :)
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: euge on January 30, 2012, 07:42:29 PM
If the gravity was lower I'd be more enthusiastic about bottling sooner. I think you can get away with it though if the gravity stabilizes. I've always wondered about the extra 2 weeks on the yeast vs 3 weeks in the bottle and whether it makes a difference. I'm inclined to believe it is small.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on January 30, 2012, 08:31:03 PM
i bottled an ipa sunday that was in the carboy only 13 days, but the gravity was the same for three days, thurs-sat.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: denny on January 30, 2012, 10:12:29 PM
Which sounds like a great beer anyway!

thanks!

do you think 9 days in primary with no secondary would be too soon to bottle?  that would be, brewed on the 29th and bottled on the 7th?

I think you need to let the beer decide on the schedule...

Wise words from Ron!
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: richardt on January 30, 2012, 11:59:45 PM
If all you want is a few liters for Mardi Gras, you could sanitize and fill up some empty 1- or 2-liter plastic bottles and let the beers condition/carbonate in them.  Let the rest of the beer remain in the bucket/carboy and continue to condition "on their own schedule."  Since the plastic bottles won't explode (even if dropped during your revelry), your risk of a bottle bomb (but not necessarily a gusher) goes way down.  Just an idea.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on February 06, 2012, 12:05:32 AM
i hope i didn't screw up....  i threw an ounce of simcoe into the carboy today.
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: deepsouth on February 12, 2012, 08:05:02 PM
i racked this to secondary today to get it off the dry hops.  took some gravity readings over the past three days and it looks like it finished at about 1.018.  i haven't done a secondary in a dozen batches.  of course i had to taste the uncarbonated beer to make sure it wouldn't make anyone sick, lol, and it's going to be well and good. 
Title: Re: what do you think of this recipe / hop profile?
Post by: euge on February 12, 2012, 10:04:08 PM
Hooray! :o

I live for quality checks!