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Offline Hand of Dom

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Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2016, 10:11:33 AM »
Thanks to everyone for their assistance with this recipe.  I'll be brewing it this weekend, and let you know how it turns out.  Cheers.
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Offline dilluh98

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Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2016, 02:45:58 PM »
Cheers! Let us know what you think of the bitterness/mineral quality of the beer based on the sulfate concentration you choose. Always good to have more data points.

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Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2016, 03:28:40 PM »
Just put this in the brew fridge.  Hit my SG, and volume exactly (19L @ 1.055).  Only issue was that I completely forgot to add my lactic acid to the mash and sparge water, so my mash pH is estimated at 5.6.
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Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2016, 11:06:20 PM »
Tasted the first bottle of this tonight, and it was a tasty beer, although not entirely what I was aiming for.  The colour appears far darker than the 10 SRM I'd calculated it would turn out to be, and it's got a slight caramel taste to it, which I wasn't expecting from such a small amount of carapils.  I think if I make this again I'd cut the dehusked carafa, and the carapils, and possibly reduce the IBU slightly.

In terms of the mineral quality from from the sulphate added, I think going for a 200 target was spot on for this beer, and something I would use again.
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Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2016, 02:38:17 PM »
22% munich is more likely the culprit of a caramel-like flavor than 2% carapils.
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Re: Pale Ale - help required with hop schedule
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2016, 04:26:08 PM »
22% munich is more likely the culprit of a caramel-like flavor than 2% carapils.

You're probably right, I had another bottle today, and I've got to say I'm very pleased with it.  Whilst it's not the pale ale I set out to make, it does make a very tasty amber ale.  I think I'd use this as the base for future ambers, maybe adding a little rye.
Dom

Currently drinking - Amarillo saison
Currently fermenting - Pale ale 1 - 2017