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Megalodon Imperial Red Ale Ingredients

I brewed the Megalodon Imperial Red Ale yesterday and this is the first (of many) time the ingredients (fermentable extracts) did not match the recipe.

Recipe called for:

  • 6.0 lbs Gold LME (60 min)
  • 6.0 lbs Munich LME (15 min)
  • 1.5 lbs Corn Sugar (0 min)

What I got was

  • 6.0 lbs Gold LME (60 min)
  • 3.15 lbs Gold LME (15 min)
  • 3.0 lbs Corn Sugar (0 min) (2x bags)

I went ahead and just added the 3.15 Gold at 15 minutes instead of the Munich and then added the 3.0 of Corn Sugar at 0 minutes instead of the 1.5.

My OG came out about 1.080 (instead of 1.090).

Does this seem reasonable? I am sure I will drink it anyway but was just curious what the thought of others were.

I checked the reviews for this beer. No one mentioned being sent different ingredients than listed in the recipe. This is worth a call to NB to ask whether this was a legitimate recipe change or was an error in packaging. NB still has their no questions asked replacement guarantee.

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It’s already in the fermenter, so let me see how it tastes first.

I would still inquire as if it was a screw-up they will likely replace the kit. I bought a smoked extract lot of theirs many years ago that they must have forgot the smoked malt. They sent me a new kit.

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