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Beer Recipes / Re: American Mild
« on: October 20, 2013, 06:02:26 PM »
Nice recipe! Will Will definitely try something similar soon.

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General Homebrew Discussion / PicoBrew Zymatic?
« on: October 18, 2013, 12:29:07 PM »

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Beer Recipes / Re: Critique my "American Bitter" recipe
« on: October 11, 2013, 07:49:00 AM »
Wow! Thanks so much to everyone for the replies! That's why I love being a member of the AHA. :)

Yes, the Midnight Wheat is just for color...I'll look into the Medium Crystal instead! Pretty funny, with all your recommendations garc_mall, I'm really close to a clone of Surly Furious! :) I really appreciate all the input. Really looking forward to brewing this beer! Sounds like it will be what I'm going for!

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Beer Recipes / Critique my "American Bitter" recipe
« on: October 10, 2013, 10:47:19 AM »
Hello Everyone!

I'm working on a recipe for a beer I'm calling an "American Bitter". It's probably closest to an American IPA by the guidelines, but I want a little more of an interesting malt presence in the beer. I'm looking to create something similar to Surly's "Furious" IPA. Let me know what you think / what you would change! Thanks!

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: American Bitter

Brew Method: All Grain
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 3.75 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.048
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.059
Final Gravity: 1.013
ABV (standard): 6.08%
IBU (rager): 115.81
SRM (morey): 11.57

FERMENTABLES:
4.5 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (65.1%)
1.73 lb - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (25%)
8 oz - Belgian - CaraVienne (7.2%)
2 oz - German - Acidulated Malt (1.8%)
1 oz - American - Midnight Wheat Malt (0.9%)

HOPS:
0.5 oz - Warrior, Type: Pellet, AA: 16, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 61.56
1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 54.25
1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 0 min
1 oz - Columbus, Type: Pellet, AA: 15, Use: Boil for 0 min
0.5 oz - Cascade, Type: Pellet, AA: 7, Use: Boil for 0 min
1 oz - Columbus, Type: Pellet, AA: 15, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
2 oz - Simcoe, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.7, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
0.5 oz - Cascade, Type: Pellet, AA: 7, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 152 F, Time: 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb

YEAST:
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007
Starter: No
Form: Liquid
Attenuation (custom): 78%
Flocculation: Med-High
Optimum Temp: 65 - 70 F


Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/
Date: 2013-10-10 16:37 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2013-10-10 16:36 UTC

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All Grain Brewing / Re: black ipa and bruns water spreadsheet
« on: October 07, 2013, 09:03:51 AM »
I just brewed an American Black Ale that is very similar to Wookey Jack, but without the rye. After a bunch of research, and a post on this forum (https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=17054.0) I ended up using 1.25 tsp gypsum and 1 tsp CaCl in 5 gallons of distilled water (mash and sparge combined). The idea was to keep the mash pH balanced for a dark beer but lean a little towards accentuating the hops with a tad more gypsum. The beer is still in the fermentor, but I'm thinking that's the way to go!

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Beer Recipes / Re: American Black Ale Recipe (water profile?)
« on: October 01, 2013, 07:30:56 AM »
Wow thank you everyone! I really appreciate all the replies. I would like the mash all the grains (for the sake of simplicity and to see which method I prefer) in this first batch, so running my adjustments through Brewer's Friend's water calculator I get (for 5 gallons of distilled water): 1.25 tsp gypsum, 1 tsp CaCl. That gives me a predicted mash pH of 5.49 and an SO4 ppm of 147. It leans toward "Little Bitter". Sound good?

Thanks again  :)

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Beer Recipes / American Black Ale Recipe (water profile?)
« on: September 30, 2013, 10:53:37 AM »
Hello Everyone!  :D

I am planning on brewing my first American Black Ale this weekend and have formulated the following recipe. I'm looking to make something in the realm of Hill Farmstead's James. Can anyone who has brewed this style give any tips on water treatment? I use distilled water and treat with CaCl and Gypsum (adding acid malt for pale beers), but I drop the acid malt and gypsum for dark beers. However, since this style needs to also have a firm bitterness, I'm not sure how to treat the water. Would a profile for a stout / porter in the mash and then add more gypsum in the kettle work? Thanks for any water recommendations, and any other tips!

HOME BREW RECIPE (3 gallons):
Title: American Black Ale

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 3 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 3.75 gallons
Boil Gravity: 1.049
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV (standard): 6.46%
IBU (tinseth): 113.45
SRM (morey): 37.55

FERMENTABLES:
6.3 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (87%)
5 oz - American - Midnight Wheat Malt (4.3%)
5 oz - German - De-Husked Caraf III (4.3%)
2 oz - Flaked Oats (1.7%)
3 oz - American - Carapils (Dextrine Malt) (2.6%)

HOPS:
0.6 oz - Warrior, Type: Pellet, AA: 16, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 61.24
0.5 oz - Simcoe, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 31.13
0.5 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.6, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 21.08
0.5 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.6, Use: Boil for 0 min
0.5 oz - Simcoe, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.7, Use: Boil for 0 min
1 oz - Simcoe, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.7, Use: Dry Hop for 4 days
1 oz - Amarillo, Type: Pellet, AA: 8.6, Use: Dry Hop for 4 days
1 oz - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Dry Hop for 4 days

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Infusion, Temp: 150 F, Time: 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb

YEAST:
White Labs - Dry English Ale Yeast WLP007
Starter: No
Form: Liquid
Attenuation (custom): 80%
Flocculation: Med-High
Optimum Temp: 65 - 70 F
Fermentation Temp: 68 F


Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/
Date: 2013-09-30 17:44 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2013-09-27 18:14 UTC




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