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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: 87.9% apparent attenuation...
« on: June 18, 2012, 05:25:34 PM »
I just brewed an extract version of Jamil's Evil Twin and it went from 1.067 down to 1.010 with Safale US-05 so that was about 82% attentuation but yours blows mine out of the water haha

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Summertime Wheat IPA Brew Day!!
« on: June 13, 2012, 09:32:09 PM »
Just popped one of these and I must say it is extremely delicious!! Very citrusy and fruity.  A little bit of haze when its in the glass.  Perfect bitterness but I feel like it needs a little more in the flavor and aroma department.  I will be brewing this again soon with some tweaks!!  I suggest trying this IPA if your looking for a new recipe!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Summertime Wheat IPA Brew Day!!
« on: May 25, 2012, 09:20:35 PM »
Just bottled this. Got a fg of 1.017. Tastes great. I got 24 twelve oz bottles and 5 twenty-two oz bottles. I just got a refractometer for my birthday do super psyched!!

You may already know this, but FG readings with a refractometer need to be adjusted using this web site http://seanterrill.com/2012/01/06/refractometer-calculator/

Yep, I figured this out when I read that my FG was 1.040 so I got BeerSmith which has a converter built right into it.  Great birthday present!!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Summertime Wheat IPA Brew Day!!
« on: May 23, 2012, 10:52:32 PM »
Just bottled this. Got a fg of 1.017. Tastes great. I got 24 twelve oz bottles and 5 twenty-two oz bottles. I just got a refractometer for my birthday do super psyched!!

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Beer Recipes / Re: Opinions on new IPA recipe?
« on: May 17, 2012, 02:24:31 PM »
a DFH 90 Minute Clone ... followed by a Hoppy Brown Ale, Hoppy Red Ale, and hopefully this IPA... Summertime Wheat IPA ... IPA... hops...

boil 60 mins 1.0 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 15 mins 0.75 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 15 mins 0.25 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 10 mins 0.75 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 10 mins 0.25Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 5 mins 0.25 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 5 mins 0.25 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 5 mins 0.5 Simcoe pellet   13.0
boil 1 min   0.25 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 1 min   0.25 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 1 min   0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0
post-boil 1 min 0.5 Amarillo pellet 9.2
post-boil 1 min 0.5 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
post-boil 1 min 0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Amarillo pellet 9.2
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Columbus (Tomahawk)pellet 13.1
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0


I'm detecting a trend here  ;D

Hop Head !!!!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Summertime Wheat IPA Brew Day!!
« on: May 14, 2012, 12:08:53 PM »
I will probably be transferring it to a secondary tomorrow so I can free up my primary fermenter for Pliny.

You might want to consider getting yourself a second primary fermenter.  You could totally avoid the need to transfer to secondary that way.

I actually just got one in the mail. I guess I would really need three. I don't mind the extra sanitizer and the chance of oxidation as I drink the beer pretty quickly

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Beer Recipes / Re: Opinions on new IPA recipe?
« on: May 14, 2012, 08:11:56 AM »
Alright so concencus is cutting out the Crystal Malt.  I will still be using 6OZ of Honey Malt (Even though it is supposed to mashed)as I like what it did for my last brew so I want to try it in a traditional IPA.  I also wanted to get a little extra color.  I will also add 8OZ of Corn Sugar (Dextrose) as was stated above.  I was just mirroring a Columbus IPA Kit that I got from Morebeer!.  Theres actually had a pound and a half of Crystal Malt.  I just really like the beer so I wanted to use a similar grain bill and change up the hop schedule.  This IPA is actually just a 60 Minute Boil.  I already have my DFH 90 Minute IPA ready to brew this Thursday.  This is going to be a beer down the line.  I agree that it's great experimenting with IPA's as I love to drink them and quite happy I already have a closet full almost ready to drink!! Thanks for the help guys!!

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Beer Recipes / Opinions on new IPA recipe?
« on: May 13, 2012, 08:37:59 PM »
Hey guys,

Sorry for posting a ton of recipes but I am getting a running start into the world of brewing.  I have brewed for the past 5 weeks straight and want to keep it going at this pace as long as possible.  I already have a DFH 90 Minute Clone this coming week followed by a Hoppy Brown Ale, Hoppy Red Ale, and hopefully this IPA if it gets good responses.  So after trying my Summertime Wheat IPA I like the idea of using Honey Malt in this IPA.  I also still have a lot of my Amarillo and Columbus (Tomahawk) hops and then 2oz of Simcoe hops.  Well here is the recipe:


5LB Light/Pale Malt Extract Syrup
3LB Briess Dry Extra Malt Light Extract
8OZ Corn Sugar (Dextrose)
6OZ Gambrinus Honey Malt

boil 60 mins 1.0 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 15 mins 0.75 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 15 mins 0.25 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 10 mins 0.75 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 10 mins 0.25Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 5 mins 0.25 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 5 mins 0.25 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 5 mins 0.5 Simcoe pellet   13.0
boil 1 min   0.25 Amarillo pellet 9.2
boil 1 min   0.25 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
boil 1 min   0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0
post-boil 1 min 0.5 Amarillo pellet 9.2
post-boil 1 min 0.5 Columbus (Tomahawk) pellet 13.1
post-boil 1 min 0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Amarillo pellet 9.2
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Columbus (Tomahawk)pellet 13.1
dry hop 7 days 0.5 Simcoe pellet 13.0

Whirlfloc at 5 Minutes

I will then ferment with Safale US-05.

This will end up being 69.8 IBU's with a OG of 1.067 and FG of 1.018 so 6.5% alcohol.

Let me know what you guys think!!!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Summertime Wheat IPA Brew Day!!
« on: May 13, 2012, 07:16:56 PM »
Just took another sample to be sure that I am all good and the gravity is holding strong at 1.016.  I gave it a taste test and it is AMAZING.  For sure my favorite beer to date and it still needs to be dry hopped and carbonated.  I will be transferring to a secondary tomorrow for dry hopping and then I will probably keep it in there for a week and a half (How long would you guys keep it in there?) and then bottle.  Can't wait for this one to be drinkable!!

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Extract/Partial Mash Brewing / Re: Summertime Wheat IPA Brew Day!!
« on: May 09, 2012, 06:01:21 PM »
So I just checked my FG and it is right around where I want it at 1.017.  I will probably be transferring it to a secondary tomorrow so I can free up my primary fermenter for Pliny.  Tomorrow is going to be a big day.  Bottling my Citra IPA and German Red Kolsch Ale.  I gave it a little taste test and it is tasting great so far!!  Can't wait to get this dry hopped and into bottles!!

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Using what you have there

All 8 lbs of your extract

8 oz Chocolate
8 oz Caravienne
8 oz Crystal 60
4 oz Carapils
1 lb Crystal 15

Shoot for 60 IBU's or so

Its a wide array of crystal....should be pretty complex. Janets Brown has 1.25lbs of Carapils and 1.25 lbs of Crystal 40 and its an amazing beer. So its sorta loosely based on that.

I put this grain bill in Hopville.  It calculated to be 1.082 OG and 1.021 FG which seem a little high for this style.  Is that Ok considering how much hoppier this is going to be than a regular American Brown Ale.  I was also thinking the extracts are going to ferment out further than that.

I wouldn't expect it to ferment out much more than that. Extract has a tendency to end a little high anyway and add in all that crystal...

Weird someone was telling me that the Briess DME ferments out really well.  Anyways how would you set up this recipe?

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Here is what I just came up with for the hop schedule:

Boil 60 mins 1.0 Columbus (Tomahawk) 
Boil 20 mins 0.2 Amarillo
Boil 20 mins 0.1 Columbus (Tomahawk)
Boil 20 mins 0.4 Simcoe
Boil 15 mins 0.2 Amarillo 
Boil 15 mins 0.1 Columbus (Tomahawk)
Boil 15 mins 0.4 Simcoe
Boil 10 mins 0.2 Amarillo
Boil 10 mins 0.1 Columbus (Tomahawk)
Boil 10 mins 0.4 Simcoe
Boil 5 mins 0.2 Amarillo
Boil 5 mins 0.1 Columbus (Tomahawk)
Boil 5 mins 0.4 Simcoe
Boil 1 min 0.2 Amarillo
Boil 1 min 0.1 Columbus (Tomahawk)
Boil 1 min 0.5 Simcoe

I may add some dry hops in there as well.  It calculates out to 65.5IBU's.

Chase

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Using what you have there

All 8 lbs of your extract

8 oz Chocolate
8 oz Caravienne
8 oz Crystal 60
4 oz Carapils
1 lb Crystal 15

Shoot for 60 IBU's or so

Its a wide array of crystal....should be pretty complex. Janets Brown has 1.25lbs of Carapils and 1.25 lbs of Crystal 40 and its an amazing beer. So its sorta loosely based on that.

I put this grain bill in Hopville.  It calculated to be 1.082 OG and 1.021 FG which seem a little high for this style.  Is that Ok considering how much hoppier this is going to be than a regular American Brown Ale.  I was also thinking the extracts are going to ferment out further than that.

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How bout a hoppy brown ale?

you could utitlize the chocolate, carapils, some crystal and caravienne with the LME and DME as the base.

Bitter with the columbus

then do any combination of simcoe, amarillo, and columbus @ 20,15,10,5,0

I really like this idea!!  I am going to start playing around with recipes right now!!  I have never brewed a brown ale so I am trying to figure out what to do.  How would you have the grain bill?

Chase

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