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Title: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: Edo_Valva on September 19, 2017, 11:03:40 AM
Hi guys!
My name's Edoardo, I'm an Italian homebrwer.
First of all I would apologize for my bad English.
Anyway, I'm writting on the forum for ask your opinion about my first Apa.

Batch volume 15,0 L
Boil volume 10,0 L
OG 1.050       FG (estimated) 1.011
IBU 42,8        BU/GU 0,86
ABV 5,1%

Grist
DME Extra light (1.044)   1,2Kg (60% grist in boil)
DME Extra light (1.044)   0,8Kg (40% grist in boil)

Hops bill
Cascade (aa %5,65)   35g   60'  (18,6 IBU)
Cascade (aa %5,65)   50g   15'  (13,2 IBU)
Cascade (aa %5,65)   50g     5'  (5,3 IBU)
Cascade (aa %5,65)   55g   15' flameout  (5,8 IBU)
Cascade (aa %5,65)   60g   Dry hopping 3 days

Yeast
Sagale Us-05 (11,5g)

So, what do you think?
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: denny on September 19, 2017, 03:57:02 PM
Looks like a classic APA!  Good to have you here.
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: Edo_Valva on September 19, 2017, 04:33:11 PM
Thank you Denny! I hope to learn a lot from you Americans Hb! And maybe improve my English  ;D
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: santoch on September 20, 2017, 05:01:11 AM
Che sembra eccellente!
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: Edo_Valva on September 20, 2017, 06:20:44 AM
Grazie Santoch, speriamo. Anche tu italiano?
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: santoch on September 21, 2017, 01:40:35 AM
Prego.  Sì, io sono italiano, ma non parla molto a tutti.
Google translate è una cosa meravigliosa!


Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: Edo_Valva on September 21, 2017, 10:39:54 AM
Google translate saves me too ahahah
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: ethinson on September 28, 2017, 12:03:12 PM
I don't know if DME is as finicky as Liquid Extract, but there tends to be a lot of unfermentables left in LME.  I would add a little bit of simple sugar (0.25-0.5 kilo) like Dextrose (Corn Sugar) or table sugar. This will help you achieve that 1.011 FG.  The drier the beer, the crisper it will be and the hops will really pop. I use mostly liquid extract and I've had to add some sugar to lower my finals. It makes a huge difference!

Also, maybe a small amount of dark grain to add some color? 100% Extra light DME may end up being fairly light (1-2 SRM), an APA isn't dark, but a light golden or even reddish color would give it some character. 

Cheers!
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: BrewnWKopperKat on September 28, 2017, 01:30:14 PM
There are a couple of recent posts here that talked about attenuation and color with DME/LME. 

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?PHPSESSIONID=f41f1eb83fbec2a9bf60a4a7843da2e2&topic=29885.0 was on attenuation.

I haven’t (yet) been able to find the post on color with DME.  What one of the posters noted is that DME darkens as OG rises - an OG around 20 has an SRM around 3, with an OG around 60, the SRM is 7.  This matches my experiences with DME (although late additions of DME will lighten the color some).  Some malter information sheets will have detailed information on SRM. 
Title: Re: Apa by an Italian Hb
Post by: denny on September 28, 2017, 03:59:33 PM
I don't know if DME is as finicky as Liquid Extract, but there tends to be a lot of unfermentables left in LME.  I would add a little bit of simple sugar (0.25-0.5 kilo) like Dextrose (Corn Sugar) or table sugar. This will help you achieve that 1.011 FG.  The drier the beer, the crisper it will be and the hops will really pop. I use mostly liquid extract and I've had to add some sugar to lower my finals. It makes a huge difference!

Also, maybe a small amount of dark grain to add some color? 100% Extra light DME may end up being fairly light (1-2 SRM), an APA isn't dark, but a light golden or even reddish color would give it some character. 

Cheers!

LME doesn't necessarily have more unfermentable than DME.  It depends entirely on how either is made.  With either, I'll replace 1/4-1/2 lb. of extract with table sugar.