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Offline ccfoo242

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Re: Please critique this pale ale recipe
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2012, 09:00:24 PM »
Well, thanks for all the suggestions. I bottled this tonight (and a big THANK YOU to richardt for going out of his way to give me the bottle caps I forgot...can't believe I did that!)

Tastes pretty good, not too bitter, smells very citrusy, has a nice orange/copper color, probably a bit more grapefruit flavor that I ultimately want, and may not have enough body, but it should make for a decent session beer.

Here's what the final brewed recipe was:
Recipe: My Pale Ale 1
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain

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, actual was 1.050
Estimated FG: 1.013, actual was 1.012
Estimated Color: 9.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 38.4 IBUs
Estimated ABV: 5.2%, actual was 5.0%
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 (4.1 SRM)           Grain         1        90.9 %       
8.0 oz                Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM)    Grain         2        4.5 %         
8.0 oz                Victory Malt (25.0 SRM)                  Grain         3        4.5 %         
0.500 oz              Magnum [15.20 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           4        24.1 IBUs     
1.00 tsp              Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 mins)              Fining        5        -             
0.250 oz              Centennial [8.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min      Hop           6        3.4 IBUs     
0.250 oz              Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 15.0 min          Hop           7        5.3 IBUs     
0.500 oz              Citra [13.40 %] - Boil 5.0 min           Hop           8        4.2 IBUs     
0.250 oz              Centennial [8.70 %] - Boil 5.0 min       Hop           9        1.4 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast         10       -             
1.000 oz              Citra [13.40 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days       Hop           11       0.0 IBUs     
0.500 oz              Centennial [8.70 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days   Hop           12       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
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