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Offline madscientist

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Pale ale feedback
« on: November 08, 2013, 10:40:50 AM »
So I'm finally going to be able to brew my second all grain batch this weekend (albeit at 5am) with all the suggestions you guys made for increasing my efficiency.  Heading to the store after work to pick up the ingredients, and I was just hoping I could get some feedback on my next recipe (Pale Ale)

9.0 lb Maris Otter
3.0 lb Vienna
0.5 lb Crystal 20
0.5 lb Crystal 40

Mash 152 for 60 min/Batch Sparge

0.5 oz warrior @ 60 min
0.5 oz Nelson Sauvin @ 20 min
0.5 oz warrior @ 5 min
1 oz Nelson Sauvin @ flame out

ferment with US-05 @ 62-64 deg F
Dry hop 7 days with Nelson Sauvin and Zythos

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Re: Pale ale feedback
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2013, 10:51:28 AM »
I would skip the late addition of warrior - I don't really care for it when adding it late.  I use it for bittering quite often though.  If you are throwing it in so you don't have an open package of hops sitting around, I think you'd be better off throwing it in the garbage.  Or seal it up as best as you can and keep it in the freezer for the next batch.
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Re: Pale ale feedback
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2013, 01:52:58 PM »
LHBS has simcoe in stock so I might sub out the late warrior addition for some Simcoe.  I've been reading good thins on the Nelson Sauvin/simcoe combination.
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Re: Pale ale feedback
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2013, 01:58:46 PM »
+1 to subbing out the late Warrior for sure.  Galaxy is fantastic with Nelson btw.
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Re: Pale ale feedback
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2013, 02:55:53 PM »
+1 to subbing out the late Warrior for sure.  Galaxy is fantastic with Nelson btw.

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Re: Pale ale feedback
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2013, 09:29:57 PM »
Looks good to me. I think Simcoe + Nelson might put you in the IPA range, flavorwise. Nelson can work in non-IPAs if you use a light hand and/or the right hop combo, but Simcoe just screams IPA to my palate. If it were my APA I'd lean more towards something fruity like Citra, Galaxy or Amarillo.

It looks like a tasty brew to me, regardless.

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Re: Pale ale feedback
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2013, 10:21:54 AM »
Thanks for the advice!  I orignally didn't figure in any Galaxy hops because my LHBS initially said they were out of stock, but when I went they had some so I snagged them. 

Went with:
0.5 oz warrior @ 60 min
0.5 oz Nelson @ 15
0.5 oz Galaxy @ 5 min
0.5 oz Nelson @ 0 min
0.5 oz Galaxy @ 0 min

Puts me at 39-41 IBUs which is where I wanted to be.

Will drop hop with an ounce of each.
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