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Kevin Whyte
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Username: Kwhyte

Post Number: 10
Registered: 11-2009
Posted From: 67.174.85.238
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 09:08 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'd like to use the ingredients I have on hand for the next two batches (5gal each) and trying to figure out what to do. I thought I'd ask here for suggestions. Here's what I have on hand:

Grain - 2-row (10 lbs), MO (10 lbs), Dark Munich (2.5 lbs), Victory (1 lb), 60L Crystal (1lb)

Hops - nearly a lb each of Amarillo, Cascade, Columbus, and Magnum plus about half that much of Willamette.

Yeast - only S-05 and Nottingham.

I think an APA/American IPA is obvious given the yeast and hops, but the second brew is harder if I want it to not taste too similar.

I was thinking using the 2-row, some of the MO, Victory, and possibly some sugar in a hoppy IPA (with Cascade, Amarillo, etc) and the bulk of the MO, crystal, and Munich in something ESB-like with the Willamette. Sound reasonable?
 

gregory gettman
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Username: Gregman

Post Number: 724
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 71.234.66.25
Posted on Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 03:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

How about a parti-gyle Alt and IPA. Or maybe one lovely barley-wine.

Just throwing it out there..........

(Message edited by gregman on January 30, 2010)

(Message edited by gregman on January 30, 2010)
 

Kevin Whyte
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Username: Kwhyte

Post Number: 11
Registered: 11-2009
Posted From: 67.174.85.238
Posted on Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 01:55 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

A barleywine is an intriguing idea, but I'm running low on beer on tap so I'd prefer something more routinely drinkable and that'll be ready faster. Parti-gyle won't work, I don't have the equipment for that large a mash or boil, so it'll have to be separate brew sessions. I'm not all that familiar with Alts, is S-05 or Notty appropriate for the style?

I'm currently thinking of these two brews, and American IPA and a bitter/ESB:

IPA:
10# 2-Row
2.5# Munich
1# Victory

mashed at 148
.5 oz each Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo FWH
.5 oz Columbus @60 min
.5 oz Columbus @30 min
.5 oz each Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo @10 min
.5 oz each Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo @flameout
.5 oz each Cascade, Columbus, Amarillo dry hop

ferment with S-05
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ESB:

10# Maris Otter
1# British Crystal 50L

mash at 154

hops:
.75 Magnum 60 min
1 oz Willamette FWH
1 oz Willamette 10 min
1 oz Willamette flameout

ferment with Nottingham
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Any comments on either of these?
 

Mike Vachow
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Username: Mike

Post Number: 178
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 71.153.55.252
Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 03:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

For max beer production, you could easily squeeze three batches of beer out of your total malt store. How about splitting the malt evenly into three synonymous bills and making a pale ale hops experiment out of the whole deal with a little yeast variable and some first wort- and dry-hopping thrown in to boot?

Mike
St. Louis
 

Kevin Whyte
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Username: Kwhyte

Post Number: 12
Registered: 11-2009
Posted From: 67.174.85.238
Posted on Tuesday, February 02, 2010 - 06:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I wish I'd thought of that, it'd be nice to get a good sense for the differences between some of the hops. I may try that with my next pale ale batch, probably with a simpler malt bill. I brewed the IPA as above on Sunday, hopefully it'll work out. I'm going to try to to get the ESB done this weekend. Thanks to everyone for the advice.