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Offline jamie_savoie

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Extra Pale Ale
« on: November 05, 2012, 11:52:25 AM »
Well after a 2 months hiatus, Iím back at brewing regularly! :)
This one is based on NBís recipe but made a few changes

Recipe: Extra Pale Ale
Brewer: Jamie
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Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35,0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7,93 gal
Post Boil Volume: 6,76 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6,00 gal  
Bottling Volume: 6,00 gal
Estimated OG: 1,049 SG
Estimated Color: 6,1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 48,9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70,00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75,8 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU        
9 lbs 12,0 oz         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2,0 SRM)           Grain         1        83,8 %        
1 lbs 4,0 oz          Carahell (Weyermann) (13,0 SRM)          Grain         2        10,7 %        
0,85 oz               Cascade [5,60 %] - First Wort 60,0 min   Hop           4        16,7 IBUs
1,00 oz               Cascade [5,60 %] - Boil 60,0 min         Hop           5        17,8 IBUs    
1,00 oz               Cascade [5,60 %] - Boil 30,0 min         Hop           6        13,7 IBUs
1,00 oz               Cascade [5,60 %] - Boil 1,0 min          Hop           7        0,7 IBUs      
10,0 oz               Carared (Weyermann) (24,0 SRM)           Grain         3        5,4 %        
1,00 oz               Cascade [5,50 %] - Dry Hop 0,0 Days      Hop           9        0,0 IBUs      
1,0 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [125,00 Yeast         8        -      

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 10,0 oz
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Name                   Description                             Step Temperat Step Time    
Mash In                Add 15,39 qt of water at 167,5 F        152,0 F       60 min        
Mash Out               Add 8,62 qt of water at 202,8 F         168,0 F       10 min        

Sparge: Fly sparge with 4,07 gal water at 168,0 F

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2012, 10:57:46 AM »
Looks tasty.  Pretty much a SMaSH beer :)

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2012, 01:53:34 PM »
My goal with these single hop brews (like the two hearted clone I did with centennial) is to get to really know the hops.  In a couple of months Iíll make another using all columbus hops, most likely an ipa

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2013, 08:02:48 PM »
How'd you find the Carahell / Carared combo? Did it work for you?
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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 11:53:57 AM »
Quote from: "jamie_savoie"
My goal with these single hop brews (like the two hearted clone I did with centennial) is to get to really know the hops.  In a couple of months Iíll make another using all columbus hops, most likely an ipa


I think everyone does this once they really get into all-grain brewing. The only problem I found was that not all hops will work that way. You may get a beer that really tastes like the single hop used, but its not well balanced.
Almost a year back, I brewed three pale ales featuring only Cascade, Citra and Calypso, and only the Cascade pale ale turned out OK. The Citra and Calypso ales were very intense, despite having the same level of IBU's as the Cascade.

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 12:05:14 PM »
Thomas I know exactly what you mean. I have found some malts are weird in some combinations and awesome in others. Same goes for hops - I've done some cascade only brews that turned out wonderful and others not so much. While its nice to know what a hop or grain tastes like, guessing how it will turn out / balance out when combined with varying amounts of hops, yeast and other grains and mash profiles takes a lot of cooking skill and I'm just no where near there yet. Personally, I think of a smash beer as just another combination to be tried when working on a new recipe. I'm a believer in the "recipe is 70 or 80%" of a good beer (quote Richard).
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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 02:09:29 PM »
Iím far from an expert and I only have limited experience using these grains but I thought it was smooth (no burnt flavour) and gave a nice body and color.  I really like to use carared.  Another combo I would like to try someday is carared and caraaroma.

Thomas: thanks, good to know! My goal is not really to do single hops brews with each hops but only popular ones, mainly cascade, centennial, columbus and a few others.   My next single hop brew will be a saison with nelson sauvin

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 02:28:17 PM »
Quote from: "jamie_savoie"
My next single hop brew will be a saison with nelson sauvin


That's an excellent combo. I brewed two batches of a Rye Saison this past summer that use all Nelson hops. It was hugely popular amongst friends and family and probably one of my favourite beers that I've brewed.

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 03:28:30 PM »
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My next single hop brew will be a saison with nelson sauvin


That's an excellent combo. I brewed two batches of a Rye Saison this past summer that use all Nelson hops. It was hugely popular amongst friends and family and probably one of my favourite beers that I've brewed.

good to hear!  :rock:   which yeast strain did you used?  I have 3 whitelabs saison strains in the fridge waiting to be used :)

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 04:55:53 PM »
I've used both Wyeast 3724 and WLP550, a standard Belgian strain. The 550 came in handy for a quick turnaround since 3724 tends to often take a long time to finish out.

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2013, 09:51:38 AM »
Just curious if you did the columbus version?  I've got a whack of it but have yet to really use any amount in a brew.

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Re: Extra Pale Ale
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2013, 07:57:27 AM »
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Just curious if you did the columbus version?  I've got a whack of it but have yet to really use any amount in a brew.

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Not yet Brian, if you ever make a good one let me know!