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Offline svha1

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Mystery Box?????
« on: February 06, 2011, 10:40:36 AM »
I have a weird situation here.  To set the stage I am fairly new to brewing, have done several extract batches that turned out well, and assisted in a few all grain.  I have been preparing myself for stepping into all grain for a little while now.  This is where things get funny.  I ordered a carboy, cap and airlock from a major online site and when I recieved my packages I had 2 boxes on my door.  One had the correct order for me, the other was full of different all grain bags.  Now, here I faced a situation, and me being a honest guy, decided to call the distributor.  Well since it was considered a perishable item, they could not take it back and told me to brew it.  The problem is, no recipe.  Here is were I need help, if anyone can come up with what to brew from here it would help out alot.  Would hate to see this go to waste.  I know there is at least an oatmeal stout in here, but not sure what else I can come up with.  Anyway here it is..........

1 White Labs California Ale Yeast WL001
1 Private Collection- West York Ale Yeast Wyeast 1469-PC Activator
1lbs Cara Malt (crisp) Crushed
10 lbs. Marris Otter (crisp) crushed
1 lbs. Victory (Briess) crushed
1 lbs. British Chocolate (Simpson's) crushed
.5 lbs. Roasted Barley (Simpson's)
.5 lbs. Dark Crystal (Simpson's) crushed
1 lbs. Flaked Oats crushed
3ea Palisade - Gourmet Hop plug 2oz.
.5 lbs. Flaked Barley crushed
.5 lbs. Rice hulls crushed
.5 lbs. Crystal 50-60L (Simpson's) crushed
10lbs. Halcyon (Thomas Fawcett & Sons) crushed
1 lbs. Golden Promise crushed
2ea. Kent Golding Pellet hops 1oz.


Ok, there it is, can anyone give me a hand and figure out how to utilize all this grain?

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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011, 10:54:38 AM »
I think you have 2 different 5 gallon recipes there.

I'd try to put together an oatmeal stout and and Engilsh bitter.

Off the top of my head, at least.

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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2011, 10:58:16 AM »
Can you search the website from where it came from? Maybe they list the recipes.
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2011, 11:05:14 AM »
I have a weird situation here.  To set the stage I am fairly new to brewing, have done several extract batches that turned out well, and assisted in a few all grain.  I have been preparing myself for stepping into all grain for a little while now.  This is where things get funny.  I ordered a carboy, cap and airlock from a major online site and when I recieved my packages I had 2 boxes on my door.  One had the correct order for me, the other was full of different all grain bags.  Now, here I faced a situation, and me being a honest guy, decided to call the distributor.  Well since it was considered a perishable item, they could not take it back and told me to brew it.  The problem is, no recipe.  Here is were I need help, if anyone can come up with what to brew from here it would help out alot.  Would hate to see this go to waste.  I know there is at least an oatmeal stout in here, but not sure what else I can come up with.  Anyway here it is..........
These are all from the 2nd box, or both?
Looks like 2 recipes, one with Califronia yeast and the other with West York. Of course you could make your own recipe. Anything you've got a hankering to brew?


Oatmeal stout - 5 gallons of 1.086 with 75% efficiency
1 White Labs California Ale Yeast WL001
1lbs Cara Malt (crisp) Crushed
10 lbs. Marris Otter (crisp) crushed
1 lbs. Victory (Briess) crushed
1 lbs. British Chocolate (Simpson's) crushed
.5 lbs. Roasted Barley (Simpson's)
.5 lbs. Dark Crystal (Simpson's) crushed
1 lbs. Flaked Oats crushed
3ea Palisade - Gourmet Hop plug 2oz.
.5 lbs. Flaked Barley crushed
.5 lbs. Rice hulls crushed

British Bitter - 5.5 gallons of 1.055 at 75% efficiency
1 Private Collection- West York Ale Yeast Wyeast 1469-PC Activator
.5 lbs. Crystal 50-60L (Simpson's) crushed
10lbs. Halcyon (Thomas Fawcett & Sons) crushed
1 lbs. Golden Promise crushed
2ea. Kent Golding Pellet hops 1oz.


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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2011, 11:09:52 AM »
It's definitely time to step up to all grain or make a friend in a local club.
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2011, 11:10:59 AM »
Score!
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2011, 11:14:43 AM »
Take this as a sign of fate. You are destined to go all grain with this.
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2011, 11:19:06 AM »
Yeah, figured it was two batchs.  Tom, looks like you may have hit it there.  Thanks for the help.  And yes it is a score.

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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2011, 11:21:55 AM »
Good for you for being honest!  This is the Universe's way of telling you it's time for you to brew all grain beer.  Things happen for a reason.

Be sure to continue giving that homebrew supply store more business!
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 11:26:07 AM »
Yeah, figured it was two batchs.  Tom, looks like you may have hit it there.  Thanks for the help.  And yes it is a score.

 Or 1 ten gallon batch 8)
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 11:33:25 AM »
Maybe the shop can contact the party the ingredients were for, who can then email you the recipes? Worth a shot IMO.
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2011, 12:50:36 AM »
So that's where my stuff ended up! No really, honestly....... ::)  ;D
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« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2011, 08:50:19 AM »
If it was APA stuff we might believe you... ;)
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Re: Mystery Box?????
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2011, 06:08:16 PM »
If it was APA stuff we might believe you... ;)

You funny......

OK, so I am doing the Suzuki method of brewing beer..... that doesn't make me a bad person does it?  ;D
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« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2011, 06:20:43 PM »
If it was APA stuff we might believe you... ;)

You funny......

OK, so I am doing the Suzuki method of brewing beer..... that doesn't make me a bad person does it?  ;D

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