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How Now Brown Cow
« on: March 28, 2012, 09:05:41 PM »
From Dave with some modifications based on availability. Substituted Carafa I Special cut by a bit less than half for Kiln Coffee Malt. Also using Carafoam instead of Carapils, Cararoma instead of Crystal 120. Yeast 1056 Starter from library slant.

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 27.27 l
Post Boil Volume: 21.77 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 18.93 l  
Bottling Volume: 16.43 l
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 21.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 18.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 79.6 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU        
8 lbs                 Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        77.7 %        
1 lbs 3.2 oz          Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         2        11.7 %        
4.0 oz                Carafoam (2.0 SRM)                       Grain         4        2.4 %        
8.0 oz                Caraaroma (130.0 SRM)                    Grain         3        4.9 %        
2.4 oz                Carafa I (337.0 SRM)                     Grain         6        1.5 %        
3.2 oz                Chocolate Malt (350.0 SRM)               Grain         5        1.9 %        
0.35 oz               Magnum [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           7        18.3 IBUs    
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins)        Fining        8        -            
1.0 pkg               American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast         9        -            

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, 153F One Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 4.8 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time    
Mash In           Add 13.61 l of water at 167.7 F         153.0 F       60 min        

Sparge: Drain mash tun, Batch sparge with 1 steps (19.33l) of 168.0 F water
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2012, 11:00:47 AM »
I assume some of these measurements were converted from metric or scaled down from a larger batch size? I doubt its possible to tell 3.0oz from 3.2oz of grain in a 5gal batch.
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2012, 11:18:15 AM »
Yeah it is, you puts it on a scale and look at the number after the little dot.
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2012, 11:25:17 AM »
I think he meant you can't tell the difference in the beer Richard.  Not the readout on the scale.

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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2012, 11:26:24 AM »
Really? You're sure?
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2012, 11:27:06 AM »
definately meant taste-wise
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2012, 11:27:14 AM »
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2012, 11:40:00 AM »
Needs more blind tasting... was thinking about that for the tastings proper - no recipe info until you've written your notes, then recipe info for feedback/suggestions (but no changing tasting notes at that point).
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 12:30:40 PM »
For now, lets leave that option open to the individual brewers at the tasting:
blind tasting has obvious benefits, but a tasting while looking at a recipe can be highly useful as well for seeing if the intended flavour characteristics came through
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Re: How Now Brown Cow
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2012, 02:57:59 PM »
For this recipe, I put in the weights for each grain and the hop addition based on %, and I didn't bother rounding up/down so that the %'s would be close to the original recipe. Same for the hop - high alpha 60 min addition, 18 ibu...
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