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backwards recipe creation
« on: July 12, 2012, 02:42:43 PM »
Not sure that subject describes the question but here goes: I have a bunch of hops and some yeast and want to make some beer. Is there a web site or something that I can begin with either hops or yeast and come up with the other ingredients for the brew? I am manually searching my back issues of BYO and Zymurgy but it is time consuming and I want to place an order for grain. Oh yeah, that is the missing ingredient and I want to determine how much of what for the grain bill. Thanks in advance.
back to the search.....
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Re: backwards recipe creation
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 04:18:16 PM »
Post your yeast and hop inventory right here, and I'll bet you get plenty of great recipes.
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Re: backwards recipe creation
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 05:53:04 PM »
Post your yeast and hop inventory right here, and I'll bet you get plenty of great recipes.

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We do recipe suggestions commonly, and with most yeasts and hops, you can do a pale ale of some sort pretty easily.
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Re: backwards recipe creation
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 07:27:54 PM »
There are plenty of excellent brewers on this site that will hook you up if you post here. In addition, Google a few of your ingredients and see what you find (something like "recipe wlp570 tettnang" for example). I'd take most online recipes with a grain of salt unless you trust the author or see several positive reviews, but it should at least give you some ideas and/or a starting point.

When I'm working with a new style, I'll generally either tweak a recipe from Brewing Classic Styles, or go real simple (akin to Drew's "Brewing on the 1's" concept - one base malt & one roast/kilned/crystal malt).
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Re: backwards recipe creation
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2012, 08:44:48 AM »
In addition, Google a few of your ingredients and see what you find (something like "recipe wlp570 tettnang" for example). I'd take most online recipes with a grain of salt unless you trust the author or see several positive reviews, but it should at least give you some ideas and/or a starting point.

You could restrict it to the AHA wiki. Then you'll at least get (mostly) known-good recipes, including the NHC winners.

http://www.google.com/search?q=spalt+1007+site:wiki.homebrewersassociation.org
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Re: backwards recipe creation
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2012, 02:43:53 PM »
Thanks a bunch. I am going to do some more search functions and reading - the old articles are very educational. Here is what I have, all pellet, just for anyone to roll around in the old noodle.
pound of tettnanger
pound of willamette
almost a pound of: columbus, nugget, magnum and northern brewer. Turns out the yeast was a no-go. expired and did not pass starter test.  :o
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Re: backwards recipe creation
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 03:25:11 PM »
WHOA, DUDE. That wiki search tip is awesome. I did not even know that you could do that. WOW. I feel like an empty headed animal food trough wiper. This could even have impact on the Earths gravity in the future.
THANKS, THANKS, THANKS. :) :D ;D ::) 8)
Beer is an ancient beverage that has been consumed as part of a balanced diet for centuries - it contains the goodness of sprouted grain extracted into rich liquid and fermented to produce a nutritional 'liquid cereal' beverage.