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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 02:02:34 AM »
That’s on me.  Sorry.  Listen to Dave and Denny.  If you like a beer that is hop forward, Brew with the hops suggested.  You will make a drinkable beer that meets or possibly exceeeds you expectations.  I should not have derailed this thread- my bad.  We all gave up more or less on the light crystals a while back, but that is another debate entirely.  Cheers dude, make that beer and enjoy!
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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2018, 05:52:41 PM »
favorite is around 93% 2-row and 7% C-60.To me, it tastes pretty close to SNPA, which is my favorite commercial APA. 

I've played around with lighter crystal malt, wheat, no crystal malt (just base and lightly toasted), and the above is what I keep coming back to.

That's just my personal preference though.

I agree. I eschewed 60 for the longest time, but I am now finding that its what I've been missing all along.
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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2018, 07:23:38 PM »
favorite is around 93% 2-row and 7% C-60.To me, it tastes pretty close to SNPA, which is my favorite commercial APA. 

I've played around with lighter crystal malt, wheat, no crystal malt (just base and lightly toasted), and the above is what I keep coming back to.

That's just my personal preference though.

I agree. I eschewed 60 for the longest time, but I am now finding that its what I've been missing all along.

If I recall correctly, it's basically the recipe that Beerfan posted on the NB forum many years ago in the SNPA Cloning Made Simple thread.  Ironically, it eventually grew into a massive 20 page beast.
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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2018, 03:53:08 AM »
I usually use 40 but I’m going to try 60. Thanks
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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2018, 11:25:16 AM »
I use 95% base malt and 5% of either munich or victory.
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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2018, 02:30:01 PM »
Sierra Nevada stocks one Crystal malt in the production brewery, C-60. Which C-60 it is I can’t remember.

They have a homebrew recipe in their webpage, scroll down. When I toured the brewery in NC, they were using Bravo for the bittering addition.

92% 2 Row, 8% C-60.
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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2018, 06:01:22 AM »
APA is a simple brew, bit think of a nice ESB. Alot of malt character. 2 row and C60 is fine, but think about adding something for complexity as others mentioned, Victory, biscuit, etc. How about some crystal that you haven't used before? I'm not saying go crazy, 3 grains max

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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2018, 02:08:32 AM »
I dumped Carapils from all of my recipes 5 or 6 years ago. I don't have any quantitative data on the before/after event, but my considered opinion is that carapils had no effect on my brew.

I'm sort of a medieval brewer. I brew in much the same way that they did in the 1600s (but with stainless steel vessels, and natural gas heat. lol).

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Re: APA malt bill advice
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2018, 07:34:08 PM »
I dumped Carapils from all of my recipes 5 or 6 years ago. I don't have any quantitative data on the before/after event, but my considered opinion is that carapils had no effect on my brew.

I'm sort of a medieval brewer. I brew in much the same way that they did in the 1600s (but with stainless steel vessels, and natural gas heat. lol).

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An experiment would have to be conducted to determine how much of each is needed in order to be effective (or make a noticeable difference).  Ever wonder why those Coppers kits come with maltodextrin?...

As far as APA goes your recipe is fine.