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Offline Tdehagen

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Basic Ale Recipe?
« on: November 02, 2019, 04:59:20 PM »
Hello,

So I’m pretty new still and doing all extract. I wanted to make a very basic ale so I used ~9.5 lbs CBW pale ale LME in 5 gal. I boiled 2 oz YCH Willamette Hops (a = 4.2%) for 60 minutes and put in a Whirlfloc tablet the last 5 or so minutes of the boil. After cooling it down, I pitched some Imperial Flagship A07 (200 B cells) liquid yeast. I’m fermenting at 19-20 C.

My question is... I didn’t really add any hops for aroma. I don’t think it’s a big deal. I plan on letting it sit in secondary until December and making some butter beer with it anyhow, so will have lots of other aroma from that. But if I were to drink it normal (which of course I’m going to bottle a few and try it), is it going to be super bland due to not adding any hop aroma??

Thanks for the help! & Cheers.

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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2019, 05:33:14 PM »
It will probably come out like a big malty clean beer. It should be good.

There won’t be any hop flavor but that is okay. Beer doesn’t need hop flavor to be good.

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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2019, 05:58:49 PM »
Hi Tommy,

Thanks. Would it be recommended not to dry hop in secondary? Not sure if that would be too much hop aroma though.

« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 06:00:38 PM by Tdehagen »

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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2019, 06:35:26 PM »
I think dry hopping is a good idea.  It's not necessary, it will turn out good either way, but it could add an extra dimension to the beer if you are interested.

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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2019, 09:03:01 PM »
Here is my BASIC beer recipe:

10 LET BEER=0
20 INPUT WATER
30 INPUT XTRACT
40 INPUT "What is the temperature (in F)? ";TEMPERATURE
50 IF TEMPERATURE < 212 GO TO 40
50 INPUT HOPS
60 INPUT "How many minutes has it been boiling? ";BOIL
70 IF BOIL < 60 GOTO 60
80 INPUT "What is the temperature (in F)? ";TEMPERATURE
90 IF TEMPERATURE > 70 GO TO 80
100 INPUT YEAST
110 INPUT "How many days has it been fermenting? ";DAYS
120 IF DAYS < 14 GOTO 110
130 BEER=BEER+1

Sorry, I couldn't resist when I saw the original subject.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2019, 09:34:30 PM by Richard »
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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2019, 09:56:29 PM »



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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2019, 03:03:31 AM »
Here is my BASIC beer recipe:

10 LET BEER=0
20 INPUT WATER
30 INPUT XTRACT
40 INPUT "What is the temperature (in F)? ";TEMPERATURE
50 IF TEMPERATURE < 212 GO TO 40
50 INPUT HOPS
60 INPUT "How many minutes has it been boiling? ";BOIL
70 IF BOIL < 60 GOTO 60
80 INPUT "What is the temperature (in F)? ";TEMPERATURE
90 IF TEMPERATURE > 70 GO TO 80
100 INPUT YEAST
110 INPUT "How many days has it been fermenting? ";DAYS
120 IF DAYS < 14 GOTO 110
130 BEER=BEER+1

Sorry, I couldn't resist when I saw the original subject.
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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2019, 03:06:50 AM »
Hi Tommy,

Thanks. Would it be recommended not to dry hop in secondary? Not sure if that would be too much hop aroma though.
It depends on what you like and what that might do to your plans for the butter beer. An ounce of dry hops won’t hurt it taste wise but it really depends on your tastes.

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Re: Basic Ale Recipe?
« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2019, 03:18:06 PM »
I no longer use a secondary.  I figure each time I open or move the beer there is a risk of exposing it to oxygen and/or bacteria.  Beer will keep just fine in it's primary fermenter.  Dry hopping is optional.  If you've never made this recipe before then try it without dry hopping.  Next batch make the same recipe but do a dry hop.  Each time you brew change only one variable, that way you will learn exactly the affect each variable as on the finished product.
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