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Pils based APA. Thoughts
« on: January 16, 2011, 10:07:45 AM »
How does this look?  Do I need more crystal for balance?  Caravienna is the lightest I have on hand.  I'm trying to clear some hops and grain from inventory and hope to use all of these ingredients.

18.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (2.0 SRM) Grain 90.00 %
1.00 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 5.00 %
0.50 lb Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 2.50 %
0.50 lb Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2.50 %
45.00 gm Chinook [11.50 %] (60 min) Hops 30.7 IBU
30.00 gm Cascade [6.00 %] (30 min) Hops 8.2 IBU
30.00 gm Cascade [6.00 %] (20 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
30.00 gm Centennial [8.90 %] (10 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
30.00 gm Centennial [8.90 %] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
10.00 gm Centennial [8.90 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops - 
30.00 gm Chinook [11.90 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
10.00 gm Cascade [6.00 %] (0 min) Hops - 
10.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops - 
30.00 gm Centennial [8.90 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 
10.00 gm Chinook [11.90 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops - 
30.00 gm Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] (0 min) (Aroma Hop-Steep) Hops - 

 
 
Beer Profile:
 
Est Original Gravity: 1.050 SG
 Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Bitterness: 45.4 IBU
Est Color: 4.4 SRM

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Re: Pils based APA. Thoughts
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 07:03:27 AM »
I like pils as a basemalt for my IPA and APA - usually I blend it with standard 2-row or MO, but it works well. Your recipe looks good to me. I might question the cara-pils, but that said, I prefer my beers on the drier side.
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Re: Pils based APA. Thoughts
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 12:56:26 PM »
Thanks for your input.  I added the carapils because I wanted some body.  I'm mashing at 150 so I'm hoping to end up relatively dry.  I'm also using WY1450 so I was hoping the attenuation would be about right for that level of crystal.  With all those C hops it probably won't matter anyway.  I've brewed so many malty beers and German lagers in the last three months, I'll be a happy with bitter and an aroma other than malt!  Thanks again.