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First All Grain
« on: December 30, 2014, 02:33:25 PM »
Came across this yesterday while scanning the recipe wiki. Award winner, seems simple enough, thoughts on my first go at this? I may try for a 3-4 gallon though in case it's swill.

REGAL PALE ALE

Category 10: American Ale
598 entries
Sponsored by BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse
Heath Haynes, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., Mohave Ale & Lager Tasting Society (MALTS)

Gold Medal
“Regal Pale Ale”
American Pale Ale
 
Ingredients for 6 U.S. gallons (22.71 L)
 
10.0 lb (4.5 kg) pale two-row malt
12.0 oz (340 g) 20° L crystal
8.0 oz (227 g) 80° L crystal malt malt
8.0 oz (227 g) CaraVienne® malt
8.0 oz (227 g) wheat malt
0.5 oz (14 g) Nugget pellets, 13% a.a. (60 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) Cascade pellets, 5.5% a.a. (5 min)
0.5 oz (14 g) Nelson Sauvin pellets, 12.5% a.a. (5 min)
1.0 oz (28 g) Cascade pellets, 5.5% a.a. (dry)
1.0 oz (28 g) Nelson Sauvin pellets, 12.5% a.a. (dry)
White Labs WLP001 California ale yeast
Forced carbonated to 2.5 vol.
 
Original Specific Gravity: 1.052
Final Specific Gravity: 1.011
Boiling Time: 60 min
IBUs: 26.5
SRM: 9.3
ABV: 5.5%
 
Primary Fermentation: 9 days at 67° F (19° C)
Secondary Fermentation: 9 days at 68° F (20° C)
 
Directions
Mash at 154° F (68° C) for 60 minutes.
           

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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2014, 03:01:40 PM »
looks fine. give it a go!
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First All Grain
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 04:28:39 PM »
I've brewed it several times. Far from swill - It's really good. In fact I have 5 gal on gas now for New Year's Eve.
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2014, 05:09:58 PM »
I've brewed it several times. Far from swill - It's really good. In fact I have 5 gal on gas now for New Year's Eve.

Just to clarify, the swill would be from my novice brewing technique!

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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2014, 07:49:35 PM »

I've brewed it several times. Far from swill - It's really good. In fact I have 5 gal on gas now for New Year's Eve.

Just to clarify, the swill would be from my novice brewing technique!

Nah. You'll knock it outta the park!  Go for it!
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2014, 08:51:07 PM »
I've brewed it several times. Far from swill - It's really good. In fact I have 5 gal on gas now for New Year's Eve.

Just to clarify, the swill would be from my novice brewing technique!
Go for it! I screwed up at just about every point in the process in my first batch of AG and still ended up with decent beer. It seems you can miss your target mash temp., not have your sparge water hot in time, and not get OG right and still end up with tasty beer. Make 5 gallons and RDWHAHB!
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2014, 10:05:26 PM »
I've brewed it several times. Far from swill - It's really good. In fact I have 5 gal on gas now for New Year's Eve.

Just to clarify, the swill would be from my novice brewing technique!
Go for it! I screwed up at just about every point in the process in my first batch of AG and still ended up with decent beer. It seems you can miss your target mash temp., not have your sparge water hot in time, and not get OG right and still end up with tasty beer. Make 5 gallons and RDWHAHB!

You can list any mistakes as experience.  If it helps you relax at all I made batch #221 yesterday.  It would have been a sour mash ale if I had remembered to pour the grain I soured into the mash.  I didn't remember the stinky grain until I was cleaning my mash tun. ::)  Now it will go on tape as an American Pale Ale. 

It doesn't matter how many you've made, you will still screw up once in a while and it is still (usually) good beer.   ;)

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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2014, 11:14:34 PM »
I make some kind of mistake on every beer. That way all I make is very elite one-off beers that no one can duplicate. Heck, I cant even duplicate them!

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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2014, 11:19:08 PM »
I've gotten to the point where I never make mistakes. I just go back and adjust the recipe to match what I did. no mistakes!
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2014, 11:30:03 PM »
I've gotten to the point where I never make mistakes. I just go back and adjust the recipe to match what I did. no mistakes!

Yeah, me too!    ;)
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #10 on: December 30, 2014, 11:33:14 PM »
I make some kind of mistake on every beer. That way all I make is very elite one-off beers that no one can duplicate. Heck, I cant even duplicate them!

In that case, I've made a ton of really elite one-offs over the years.      :D
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #11 on: December 30, 2014, 11:53:26 PM »

I make some kind of mistake on every beer. That way all I make is very elite one-off beers that no one can duplicate. Heck, I cant even duplicate them!

Reminds me of today's brew. I was suppose to add half a pound of that Chocolate Malt. Ended up a whole pound. Oh well. LOL
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2014, 12:00:17 AM »

I make some kind of mistake on every beer. That way all I make is very elite one-off beers that no one can duplicate. Heck, I cant even duplicate them!

Reminds me of today's brew. I was suppose to add half a pound of that Chocolate Malt. Ended up a whole pound. Oh well. LOL

Been there. I hope it was a porter or stout !
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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2014, 12:06:41 AM »
Another trick is to not get too hung up on what style you are brewing. Meaning, some mistakes can be solved by styling after its carbonated. For example, a Dunkel that is a bit too hoppy. You could dump it, or you could call it a shwartzbier.

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Re: First All Grain
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2014, 12:11:55 AM »
Just keep brewing. Mistakes happen less and less with time. Stay sober during the brew day. Save the beers for cleanup.