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Offline chrisl

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Prohibition Ale
« on: May 28, 2010, 09:52:41 AM »
Do any of you have any good recipes for a prohibition style ale with a large percentage of corn?

Here is something I just made up in my head and am getting the ingredients next week to brew and try out.

Grain/Extract/Sugar
% Amount Name Origin Potential Color - SRM

60.9% 7.00 lbs. Lager Malt(6-row) Canada 1.031 1
26.1% 3.00 lbs. Flaked Corn (Maize) America 1.040 1
13.0% 1.50 lbs. Honey 1.042 0

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.
Hops.  Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time

0.50 oz. Summit Whole 16.50 34.7 60 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 8.1 20 min.
1.00 oz. Cascade Whole 5.75 0.0 Dry Hopping.

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Re: Prohibition Ale
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 09:56:18 AM »
If you're really wanting a prohibition ale (and I'll confess, not entirely certain what that would be except an ale version of a Pre-Pro lager)

Drop the honey and drop the hops you've got there. Neither Cascade nor Summit would have been around back then. If you want truly old school Americano then you want ot use Cluster and maybe some American "noble" variant.
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Re: Prohibition Ale
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 10:50:19 AM »
Agree with Drew about the hops. Even hallertauer would work well. But you don't want American style "citrussy" hops. Also, I think honey and corn is over kill. Drop the honey.
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Re: Prohibition Ale
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 11:08:32 AM »
Cluster, Cluster, Cluster

As Keith said the honey would be a waste

Thanks for the idea though
Next time I do a CAP I'll ferment out one with US-05 and one with Wyeast 2124
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