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All Grain Brewing / Re: Preheated MLT strike water calcs
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:49:46 PM »
And don't do like I did: use Beersmith and tell it grain temp is 72F but put the crushed grain in the fridge until right before dough in...totally missed the strike temp...  :o

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Beer Recipes / Please critique this pale ale recipe
« on: March 19, 2012, 06:42:41 PM »
Starting with an SNPA clone then straying far away from it I'm up to this. I'm trying to get something that has a malt sweetness with a floral/fruity hop flavor and just enough bitterness to be called an American Pale Ale. The numbers are all in the middle of the BJCP styles, but since I'm very new to this I have no idea if this will be close to what I think it should be. Any comments welcome.


BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: My Pale Ale 1
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.25 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.10 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 8.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 37.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.8 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
10 lbs                Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        90.9 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         2        4.5 %         
8.0 oz                Victory Malt (biscuit) (Briess) (28.0 SR Grain         3        4.5 %         
0.750 oz              Magnum [13.10 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           4        31.2 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)              Fining        5        -             
0.500 oz              Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min     Hop           6        5.8 IBUs     
1.000 oz              Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 1.0 min          Hop           7        0.8 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast         8        -             
1.000 oz              Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days       Hop           9        0.0 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: My Mash/Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 3.91 gal of water at 170.2 F        155.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 3 steps (Drain mash tun, , 2.40gal, 2.40gal) of 168.0 F water

Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com
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Estimated OG 1.052
Estimated IBU 37.7 (Tinseth)
Estimated Color 8.1 SRM
Estimated ABV 5.2%

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Ingredients / Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« on: March 19, 2012, 05:48:20 PM »
Thanks for all the suggestions. I'm definitely going to have to brew up some small batch, single hop beers so I can learn each variety.  There's a local brewery who makes great beer but their IPA tastes like grapefruit juice (Intuition I-10 IPA). The can says they use Columbus, Summit, Cascade, and Centennial.

It's interesting that Citra and Hallertau Mittelfreuh were suggested.  I just read that Citra is a blend of Hallertau Mittelfreuh and some others. I'll certainly check out both of those.

Am I correct in noticing that the finish of a beer and change how I taste the hops? So could a more sweet beer impart a more fruity hop taste?

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If I recall correctly 5-star designed it for Coors. it's a mild caustic cleaner and can be somewhat irratating to the skin and mucous membranes (in powder form it burns the eyes and lungs fairly unpleasantly)

Definitely irritates.  I got some plumbers gloves for when I use it because I was losing my fingerprints.  :-D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: On This Day in 1989...
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:50:01 AM »
My first was in March of 1998.  415 more since then.

Well, you and I have a lot in common, except for the 407 batches in between me using a Mr. Beer kit around the same time you started, then doing nothing until last month.  8) 

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Equipment and Software / Re: I love beersmith
« on: March 19, 2012, 10:18:25 AM »
Another vote for Logmein.  I also use it to control my laptop from my iPad and it meets my 2 main criteria for software....easy and effective.

I hate how their app is free for iPad but $29.99 for Android...still looking for a free Android solution...

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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 18, 2012, 04:15:04 PM »
Ok, cool. I have one that's tall enough to start up the twine.

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Ingredients / Re: when to plants hops?
« on: March 18, 2012, 04:06:59 PM »
I have a dumb question...they say to wrap the hops clockwise around the twine, would that be clockwise from the top looking down or the bottom looking up?

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That's a great idea, especially for those with tablets.

Another choice that would be free is VNC: http://www.realvnc.com/products/android/index.html

I'll have to give this a try...

EDIT: I thought it was free, but the android version is $9.99...sorry...

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Ingredients / Re: More floral hops, less grapefruit
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:42:57 PM »
Huh, interesting. I found this about Styrian Golding "is thought to be Fuggle introduced to former Yugoslavia circa 1900" ( https://www.crops.org/publications/cs/articles/44/2/411 ) My wife is from that neck of the woods. Small world...

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Ingredients / Re: Minty hop taste?
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:26:49 PM »
I'll try to avoid these then. It's funny how my tastes change the more I try different styles. I'm currently favoring more malt (or less emphasis on hops).

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: AIPA...Aroma...BJCP
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:22:24 PM »
At some point it stops tasting like a beer and starts tasting like a strong hop tea. If you mess the balance up enough that the malt is so weak then won't that effect your score?

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Beer Recipes / Re: Comments on cream ale recipe
« on: March 16, 2012, 08:19:03 PM »
There's a local Kolsch style (Intuition Jon Boat) that is at 20 IBU and that seems to be just bitter enough to be called bitter.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: st patrick's day
« on: March 16, 2012, 07:21:11 PM »
Haha! Urination dehydration give me a beer!  :o :D :o :D

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Diacetyl maybe ?
« on: March 16, 2012, 06:47:40 PM »

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