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Fall Fest Ale
« on: August 31, 2016, 02:12:45 AM »
Starting point for a OFest/Marzen inspired Fall Fest-ish-val Ale

Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.017
ABV (standard): 5.21%
IBU (tinseth): 20.98
SRM (morey): 7.69

FERMENTABLES:
8 lb - American - Pilsner (42.1%)
5 lb - German - Munich Light (26.3%)
5 lb - German - Vienna (26.3%)
1 lb - Belgian - Biscuit (5.3%)

HOPS:
2 oz - Saaz, Type: Pellet, AA: 3.4, Use: Boil for 60 min, IBU: 16.81
1 oz - Saaz, Type: Pellet, AA: 3.4, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 4.17

MASH GUIDELINES:
1) Temperature, Temp: 150 F, Time: 60 min

YEAST:
White Labs - San Francisco Lager Yeast WLP810
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Ferm 1: Irish Red Ale
Ferm 2:

On Deck: American Wheat

Keg 1: Un-Common
Keg 2: Switchback Stout

Total Gallons brewed (2015) - 10

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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2016, 02:51:08 AM »
I like it-  That will be very nice and drinkable.  The hop flavor and biscuit will add depth to the flavor profile in addition to the toast.  Nice.
The steam yeast is a good choice, too.
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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2016, 03:21:40 AM »
I like it a lot as well. Maybe bump up the IBUs a tad?
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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2016, 05:06:12 AM »
I wouldn't go any higher than 25.
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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2016, 11:45:52 AM »
Yeah, looks tasty. Should be a nice beer.
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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2016, 12:15:06 PM »
The Saaz, is all I have on hand, I have thought about adding an IBU or 2, if the store has Saaz then maybe....

thanks for the input

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Ferm 1: Irish Red Ale
Ferm 2:

On Deck: American Wheat

Keg 1: Un-Common
Keg 2: Switchback Stout

Total Gallons brewed (2015) - 10

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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2016, 01:55:09 AM »
Saaz is great but it plays very nicely with the other Noble and the Noble-type varietals.
I'd check out Tettnang or Hallertaur if you can't get Saaz.  Or go a little spicier and use some Spalt.  The American Noble "children" will go great here too.  Crystal, Liberty, Mt. Hood, Sterling.  You have a lot of options and all of them are excellent.
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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 11:30:20 AM »
picked up another ounce of Saaz, fresh too, they just got them in 2 days ago.

If they did't have Saaz I would have used Sterling (I use them in my Irish Red)

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Ferm 1: Irish Red Ale
Ferm 2:

On Deck: American Wheat

Keg 1: Un-Common
Keg 2: Switchback Stout

Total Gallons brewed (2015) - 10

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Re: Fall Fest Ale
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2016, 04:54:55 PM »
I agree with Steve regarding IBU's. If it were me,  I would bump up the hops to around 25 IBU's to help enhance that hop crispness and keep the drinkability up. It will also help to combat that malty goodness you've got in there.