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Offline gcam333

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SA Summer Ale
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:03:17 PM »
Need some critique if you please.
I decided to make a Kinda Sorta SA Summer Ale loosely based on some recipe s I've seen on line. I could not wait of course and chilled a bottle after only 5 days conditioning. Of course the carbonation was a little low, but what concerned me was that the taste was a little watery. Here's what I did let me know what you think. I'm learning, and it will be taken gladly whatever you say.

5.25 gal Batch
4.0 Gal Boil

6.0 Liq Breiss Wheat Ext 
1.0 Amber DME
1.0 Crystal 20  Steeped 30 min at 155

.50 oz Perle Pellets @45
.50 oz Cascade Pellets @ 10
.1/4 tsp Grains of Paradis @ 10
2 tsp Coriander@ 10
1 /2 Navel Orange sliced @10
Zest of 1 lemon @ 10
50Cascade pellets @ 2
.50 oz Perle Pellts @2
pitched a 1 liter starter of 1010

Primary 14 days
Let me know what you think
Gcam


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Offline euge

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Re: SA Summer Ale
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 07:46:58 PM »
Looks good.

A Summer ale isn't supposed to be dextrinous but more refreshing. How does it taste/feel now after a few more days?
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Offline Tony H.

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Re: SA Summer Ale
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2010, 09:49:27 AM »
I know this is an old post, but I'm new and trying to catch up on a lot of reading :)

I had great luck with the following recipe for SA Summer Ale.  It turned out a little cleaner tasting than the SA version and a little lighter in body.  It was a great beer for the summer, but didn't age well in the basement, probably 2-3 months max.


Recipe: Summer Ale #1
Style: American Wheat or Rye Beer
TYPE: Extract
Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal     
Boil Size: 3.25 gal
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount        Item                                       
4.00 lb       Pale Malt Extract (4.8 SRM)
3.30 lb       CBW Bavarian Wheat Liquid (4.0 SRM)
1.00 lb       Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)
0.25 oz       Cascade [7.50 %]  (60 min)
0.25 oz       Cascade [7.50 %]  (20 min)
1.00 oz       Saaz [2.80 %]  (10 min)
1.00 tsp      Irish Moss (Boil 15.0 min) 
1.00 oz       Lemon zest (Boil 10.0 min) 
2.00 gm       Paradise Seeds (Boil 10.0 min)
1 Pkgs        American Hefeweizen Ale (White Labs #WLP32Yeast-Wheat               

Notes:
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- Steep Crystal 10L for 30 minutes @ 160 +/- 5º in 6qts of water.
- 5 days in primary
- 15 days in secondary
- Bottled and started drinking @ 7 days, but 2 weeks seemed to be the magic number for taste.
- Actual ABV 4.17%
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