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Edak

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I am looking for any issues with my recipe, I am going for a nice fruity-piney pale that's not too harsh. I will be brewing this in about 2 hours time unless I hear any good reasons not to.


Recipe: Cobbers (INSERT NAME HERE)
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 29.97 l
Post Boil Volume: 25.17 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 21.00 l
Bottling Volume: 20.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.057 SG
Estimated Color: 16.1 EBC
Estimated IBU: 41.0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 83.0 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins Water Agent 1 -
4.80 kg Golden Promise (Simpsons) (3.9 EBC) Grain 2 90.6 %
0.30 kg Wheat Malt, Malt Craft (Joe White) (3.5 Grain 3 5.7 %
0.20 kg Crystal, Dark (Simpsons) (240.0 EBC) Grain 4 3.8 %
10.00 g Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 14.1 IBUs
10.00 g Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 6 3.3 IBUs
10.00 g Citra [11.90 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 6.4 IBUs
15.00 g Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 3.6 IBUs
15.00 g Citra [11.90 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 9 7.0 IBUs
20.00 g Cascade [6.20 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 2.7 IBUs
15.00 g Citra [11.90 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 11 3.9 IBUs
2.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) Yeast 12 -
20.00 g Cascade [6.20 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
15.00 g Citra [11.90 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Braumeister, Light Body
Total Grain Weight: 5.30 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
Beta Glucan Add 25.00 l of water at 41.4 C 40.0 C 0 min
Protein Rest Heat to 55.0 C over 17 min 55.0 C 10 min
Beta Amylase Heat to 63.0 C over 9 min 63.0 C 70 min
Mash Step Heat to 72.0 C over 10 min 72.0 C 10 min
Mash Out Heat to 78.0 C over 10 min 78.0 C 10 min
Sparge: Fly sparge with 10.28 l water at 78.0 C
 

Dan Pratt

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Hi Edak,

I like the look of the malt profile with some wheat and crystal in there. :) Personally I would go with 10% wheat but thats just me.

The C hops are nice, again Id make a change with the 10 and 5 min additions just a 5 mins addition. That way having bittering at 60mins, flavour at 15mins and aroma at 5mins, all ofcourse adding to bitterness overall.

Why a light body Pale ale though? Normally with the hops at 40IBU I would want a little more body (eg unfermentables) in there to balance that bitterness? Yes you will get some froom Alpha Amalayse at 72c but the highly fermentable 63c rest the 2 packets or US05 will rip through that...lol.

Dan
 

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It'll be beer, so I say brew it!
 

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Looks good to me. If you don't want bitterness too much, I drop (for my APA) the 60 minutes additions to 30 minutes (max 35IBU), AIPA, I leave them at 60 and bump the 10 minute additions.
 

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Thanks for suggestions, it's programmed up and have made a couple of slight modifications, most notably the main rest at 66 not 63.
 

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how about some brew porn while the rig is in action?
 

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