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What to brew?
« on: July 31, 2015, 01:47:08 AM »
Following my trip to the brew store I am unable to brew the beer I had intended to brew in the upcoming weeks. He was out of basically any specific ingredients I was looking for but I figured I couldn't leave empty handed. So I just grabbed a bunch of hops/malts and yeast that I thought I could use. So now that I have the supplies I need a good recipe to try. Let me know what you guys think I should make.

Malts:
*Irish Ale malt(only base malt on hand but I personally would use in any recipe)
*Briess Crystal 40
*Honey malt
*Weyermann Cara Amber
* Dark Crystal Malt 150L
* Briess Crystal 10
Hops: (2oz of each)
*Mosaic
*Simcoe
*Brewer's Gold
Yeast:
-WLP029 Kolsch Yeast
-US-05
-WLP001 California Ale Yeast

Not a huge fan of IPA's but I am willing to try anything. I was thinking a Pale Ale style or Amber Ale.

 
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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 01:58:51 AM »
A simple hoppy pale ale, 90-95% base and 5-10% crystal, a balanced charge of hops at 60 and then flavor/ aroma at 10,5 ,0 and dry hop with a couple oz, should be tasty
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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 11:57:38 AM »
+1 to the APA. Also, a simple blonde ale, an amber ale, or a kolsch of sorts would all be possibilities.
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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2015, 06:03:34 PM »
I was thinking amber as well

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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2015, 01:19:32 AM »
What does everyone think of this??

-11lbs Irish Ale Malt
-1lb Cara-Amber
SRM: 10.7
Hops:
-.5oz Mosaic (AA-11.7%) @60min
-.25oz Mosaic (AA-11.7%) @15min
-.25oz Mosaic (AA-11.7%) @10min
-.25oz Mosaic (AA-11.7%) @5min
IBU: 33.4

Kolsch Yeast @ 64F
Attenuation-75%

OG: 1.063
FG: 1.016
ABV: 6.1%
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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2015, 02:23:31 AM »
I think it would be a shame to use mosaic and not have some at 1 min, 0 or dry. Also, that's a bit light on the late additions. Mosaic is born from simcoe, so they go together like pb&j.

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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2015, 05:54:19 AM »
Oops! I forgot to add in that, I planned on dry hopping with mosaic also. I have never dry hopped before so any advice? The reason for only using mosaic is so I can really see what they impart on this beer seems how I have never used them.

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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2015, 01:27:20 PM »
What is your goal? Depending on how much you use for dry hop, this may end up tasting more like an amber ale. I think with your current hop amounts, you won't get that much hop character. Even if you don't want something too hoppy, I would probably decrease your bittering amount and up your late amounts to make up the IBUs.

I do think it will be tasty regardless it just depends on how much of the mosaic you want to come through...
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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2015, 06:22:46 PM »
I would bitter with something other than the Mosaic, but that's because I have a keen favor toward Mosaic in the flavor and late hopping stage - a really flavorful hop.  I used it once for bittering and frankly, regretted it - a waste of a flavorful edition.
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Re: What to brew?
« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2015, 06:35:45 PM »
I would bitter with something other than the Mosaic, but that's because I have a keen favor toward Mosaic in the flavor and late hopping stage - a really flavorful hop.  I used it once for bittering and frankly, regretted it - a waste of a flavorful edition.

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