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Eddy

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Does Anyone have any ideas on a recipe using a combo of:

coopers light LME
POR hop pellets 9.2%
Hallertau hop pellets 4.5%
Wyeast 2112

I bought them in bulk to save, but I'm stuck for ideas.

Last brew I made was on 06Jul05:

6kg LME
40gm POR 30min
30gm Hallertau 20min
30gm Hallertau 25min
30gm Hallertau flameout
OG 1058
I left the pot for about 60min in an ice bath to cool before straining into the fermentor. (I think I need a chiller!) I checked the SG today it was at 1012 and also had a sample, it didn't taste to bad (no infections) but probably to bitter.

Hopefully somone's got a better recipe.


Cheers,

Eddy
 

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No wonder its a bit bitter, you got 28 IBU just from the POR alone. Plus 90 grams of hallertau will give you a very hoppy beer.

This one might need a few months to settle down.

Personally for the next one, I'd cut the POR addition in half, and add at 60 minutes. Maybe lessen the hallertau a little, or add something to increase the body of your beer, like some steeped crystal. At the moment I think you'll end up with a really hoppy beer with no malt character to balance it.
 

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Start using brewing software and get an idea of what you are aiming for.

Most recipes follow a very standard format similar to the following:

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Name : Eddie's Bitter, expected og 1.045 IBU's 30

Ingredients:
4kg LME

bitter hops: POR (9.2%) 60 minutes boil 23 gms

flavour hops : hallertau 15 gms 10 minutes boil

aroma hops hallertau 15 gms at flame out

Volume into fermenter, 20 litres
top up to 23 litres

yeast

Date brewed:
OG measured:
date bottled/kegged
fg when bottled:
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from this, you can expand to partial mashes, specialty steeping grains, pale ales etc
 

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Yeah I got a bit carried away with the hops didn't I! I also forgot to mention it was a 40l batch. Also what brewing software is there about?

Thanks for the input

Eddy
 

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Eddy said:
Also what brewing software is there about?

Eddy
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beersmith and promash seem to be the most popular, but there are others. i started with promash and moved to beersmith. each have their pros and cons. imho beersmith has the most intuitive interface and quickest to learn.
 

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IBU = (wt x %alpha x %util)/ (Vol x 10)

where wt is the weight of hops in grams
%alpha is the alpha rating of the hops
%util is the utilization of the hops in wort,
the longer it boils for, the higher the utilization
for 60 mins %util is %30
for 10 minutes %util is 12%
this is for pellets, cones have different values
Vol is your volume boiled in litres

This is the most important equation you need

For brewing software, you can download promash demo version. It will have more bells and whistles than you need at the moment, but is an excellent bit of software.

Other people use beersmith and various other on line tools. Have a browse through the links page.
 

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