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Offline Phil_M

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What should I brew?
« on: April 17, 2015, 01:15:07 AM »
So, I ordered 5 lbs of Briess Bonlander Munich malt for the APA I recently posted about. Wasn't using that much in that recipe, but it seems to be a popular ingredient and having some on hand seemed like a good idea.

Company I ordered it from sent 5 pounds of milled grain, instead of unmilled. (They're making it right, sending me 5 lbs unmilled, let me keep the milled stuff I got.)

But now I'm trying to figure out what to do. I've got two options:

Brew the APA as planned. With finals right around the corner and work travel coming up I'm not likely to brew till June. Therefore the rest of the Munich malt would probably just get thrown out, I don't see milled grain lasting that long.

Option 2 is for you folks to help me figure out what to brew with the malt so as not to let it go to waste.
Here are some parameters:

My current BIAB system can only handle 13 lbs of grain, max. I am also currently unable to perform lager fermentations/cold conditioning.

Current ingredients on hand:

40+ lbs Briess 2-row pale ale malt
4 lbs Briess crystal 60L
Two or three ounces of Munton's Black Patent malt

Amarillo hops
Cascade hops
Columbus hops
Crystal hops
Simcoe hops

US-05 dry yeast
S-04 dry yeast
One WLP-007 Dry english Ale yeast cake
One Wyeast 3724 Belgian Saison yeast cake

I *might* have time to make the trek to the LHBS if I want other ingredients, but if it comes to that I'll likely just brew the APA and toss the extra malt. Depends on how tasty the suggestions sound…

Thanks!
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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 02:36:08 AM »
Option 3 send it to me

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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 02:54:04 AM »
Hey, if you want it it's yours lol. Just send me a beer in return!  8)
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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 06:22:35 AM »
How about just let us know how it turns out

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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 01:24:33 PM »
American Summer Ale

100% pale
cascade
crystal
us05 fermented at 60
On Tap/Bottled: Haze for Daze IPA, G Pils, Maibock, Kolsch, Summer Gold       

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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 02:00:10 PM »
I'm not so sure that milled grain in a sealed container in a cool, dry place won't last a couple months.
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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2015, 05:31:52 PM »
Why not an American Amber Ale?  Base of 2-row mixed with a few pounds of munich and maybe 1# C60?  Load it up with your American C-hops and US-05 and you are good to go (maybe dry hop a bit too?)!! 8)

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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2015, 05:42:37 PM »
Why not an American Amber Ale?  Base of 2-row mixed with a few pounds of munich and maybe 1# C60?  Load it up with your American C-hops and US-05 and you are good to go (maybe dry hop a bit too?)!! 8)

+1.  And OP has plenty of big strong IPA hops, too -  maybe 95% 2 row, 5% C60, lots of hops, with some gypsum, S05.  And btw, the milled grain in a sealed container will last a few months.
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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 06:08:14 PM »
Why not an American Amber Ale?  Base of 2-row mixed with a few pounds of munich and maybe 1# C60?  Load it up with your American C-hops and US-05 and you are good to go (maybe dry hop a bit too?)!! 8)

I'm partial to this one...in fact, it's about the only amber ale I like!

http://wiki.homebrewersassociation.org/WaldoLakeAmberAle
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Re: What should I brew?
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2015, 02:59:57 AM »
I like the idea of an American amber. Since I don't have all the ingredients that Denny's recipe lists, I'd just going to wing it as so:

5 lbs Munich 10L
4 lbs Pale malt 3.5L
1 lb Caramel 60L

I'm pretty much hopping per Denny's recipe, just swapping Magnum for Columbus. Used the times he listed, just adjusted for the different AA levels of my hops.

Thanks for the help! We'll see how things turn out...

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