Hi, First post and I wanted to share my first original recipe. My dad, brother, and I have been doing NB extract kits for the past year and have about 15 under our belts. I got the demo of beersmith and was playing around with it. I drafted a recipe and made it yesterday. It’s fermenting fast and I’m anxious to get it bottled, conditioned, and taste it so I can tweak it and try again. Here’s my first draft. Let me know what you think. I was going for a mellower malt tone, lighter in color, but full bodied hop taste.
Hop on Top
Type: Extract Date: 23 Nov 2014
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 2.82 gal
Asst Brewer: BAK on Top Brewing
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Pot ( 3 Gal/11.4 L) - Extract
End of Boil Volume 2.60 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 4.60 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 11.1 %
4 lbs DME Golden Light (Briess) (4.0 SRM) Dry Extract 44.4 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 17.0 IBUs
4 lbs DME Golden Light (Briess) [Boil for 30 min](4.0 SRM) Dry Extract 44.4 %
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 13.1 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 8.4 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 6.2 IBUs
2.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) [23.66 ml] Yeast
0.50 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Primary 3.0 days) Other
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 0.0 IBUs
Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
Measured Original Gravity: 1.072 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SG
Measured Final Gravity: N/A
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.3 %
Actual Alcohol by Vol: N/A
Bitterness: 61.8 IBUs
Calories: 246.0 kcal/12oz
Est Color: 8.7 SRM
Here are my brew-day notes:
- Add the first set of DME after steeping is done and before you get the full boil rolling.
- Be careful when adding the second 4lb of DME. When it gets back up to a full boil it may be prone to boiling over until it gets fully absorbed in.
- Use a blow off hose immediately as there is a lot of fermentables.
I’ll update this thread with how it turns out.