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rmajor55
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Am I crazy!

Post by rmajor55 » 5 years ago

Hey everyone, for my next batch I had an idea to use up some HME kits that I have. Am I crazy for trying the following:

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Quad Extract Frankenstien Ale
Brewer: Robin Major
Asst Brewer: Heidi Major
Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 5.69 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.56 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.25 gal
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.051 SG
Estimated Color: 10.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 61.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 0.0 %
Boil Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
0.25 tsp Irish Moss (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 1 -
1.0 pkg Cooper Ale (Coopers #-) [23.66 ml] Yeast 2 -
3 lbs 12.0 oz Coopers Real Ale (13.3 SRM) Extract 3 50.8 %
1 lbs 3.4 oz Mr. Beer High Country Canadian Draft HME Extract 4 16.4 %
1 lbs 3.4 oz Mr. Beer Octoberfest Vienna Lager HME (2 Extract 5 16.4 %
1 lbs 3.4 oz Mr. Beer West Coast Pale Ale HME (6.0 SR Extract 6 16.4 %

Total Grain Weight: 7 lbs 6.1 oz
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As you can see it uses 3 Mr. Beer 2 gallon kits and a coopers 5 gallon kit. My thoughts are that I would not need to use any DME or sugar to top up the fermentables and the gravity numbers seem good. I don't really believe the IBU number from the recipe but I'll have to see how it turns out.

I know there is a lager kit in there but I was just going to treat it like an ale with an ale yeast.

Any thoughts?
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Tap #1 - Quad pre-hopped extract Frankenstein ale thing - Turned out like a caramel amber
Tap #2 - Extract Hawaiian Pale ale - Yummo - Kicked :(
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Re: Am I crazy!

Post by Reignman » 5 years ago

If you have lots of homebrew on hand I say go for it. It's all beer.

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Re: Am I crazy!

Post by JackRussel » 5 years ago

Is there a date on the yeast you'll be using? You might want to use a different yeast to ensure proper fermentation. I have no experience with the Cooper's yeast, but I've read that it can be quite old by the time the kits are bought.
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Re: Am I crazy!

Post by rmajor55 » 5 years ago

The expiry date on the can is April 2014 but no date on the yeast. I might try some US-05 if people think it'll be better?
Robin Major - The Pickled Kilt Brewery

"A fine beer may be judged with only one sip, but it's better to be thoroughly sure." - Czech Proverb

Tap #1 - Quad pre-hopped extract Frankenstein ale thing - Turned out like a caramel amber
Tap #2 - Extract Hawaiian Pale ale - Yummo - Kicked :(
Primary - Nothing
On deck - Modified Cooper's IPA, 80 Acre clone

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Re: Am I crazy!

Post by JimmehBrew » 5 years ago

Make sure you take a gravity reading before hand and use the yeast calculator for pitching the right amount .
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