Jumble pale

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  1. greggreg66

    greggreg66 New Member

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    Hi.

    Feeling anxious about posting a recipe out there, but I'd love a little feedback please! What I'm after: a strong-ish hoppy pale ale for home. I've called it "Jumble Pale" as a play on jumble sale, as I have a random mix of hops in the freezer ha!

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/edit/1051079

    The hop amounts (and choice) are rather arbitrary - I'm trying to get the IBU's from later additions to get more hop flavour into the beer hence no 60 min addition, but the rest is random. I have a few different hops in the freezer, so those of experience please feel free to suggest alternative combo's. I also have...

    Chinook, Apollo, Amarillo (only about 20g / 0.7oz) and Columbus (again only a small amount).

    Thanks in advance!

    Greg
     
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    Why not just use Magnum for all of your IBU's and add your aroma/flavor hops at the end of the boil or in the whirlpool/steep?
     
  3. Mark Farrall

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    Certainly seems fair as an experiment, but I'm with Megary. Move the Magnum back further into the boil and the others to later/flameout. But that's my preferences showing.
     
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    I will third the suggestion of getting your IBU,s from a 60 minute boil of Magnum, then add some others late in the boil, or at flameout. I have not used Mandarina Bavaria, or Willamette. I would use Chinook and Cascade late. Amarillo would also seem like another good late addition.
     
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    I'd leave your mandarina Bavaria for another beer maybe a Lager and spilt your Chinook Columbus Amarillo and Apolloin half do half as you are and half as a dry hop.
    As suggested get the majority of you IBUs from an 60min magnum bittering charge
     
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    Thanks everyone for your really speedy replies!

    I like the Magnum 60min addition, so I will update the recipe later and reply when I've done so. Ben, I like that idea of splitting them and having a healthy dry hop so I might try that.

    For the grain bill I'm now pondering lowering the pale ale malt and reducing the abv a little, might drop it below 5% now I've slept on it.

    I'll update it and come back. Thanks so much again!
     
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    Smart move near all my beers are at or under 5abv you get to drink more beer then before getting the wobbles up.
    And if it's a midday tipple it doesn't ruin your afternoons plans.
     
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    Exactly my thinking ha!
     
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    Just had a look and it looks good to me. I've been doing MB with Cascade or Comet as an aroma hop combination for pale ales for a while now and love it.
    Have just started with 100% MB aroma for lagers and about to move back into the combo... :D
    ...as much as I like MB, I miss the slightly citrusy note in combo with Cascade, Comet, etc
     
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    Okay, I've re-edited it based on suggestions.... and a bit of a stab in the dark with a finger in the air : )

    https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1051079/home-beer

    I've also changed the grain bill exchanging the rolled oats for crystal wheat and realised I had some Vienna, so thought I'd add that to the party. I have also lowered the base malt to bring the overall ABV down.

    To me it feels like I'm dumping in a lot of hops at 0 mins, but I'd welcome views / opinions on this... might be fine! After a quick Google I'm aiming for 0.8 BU:GU.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I put in about that amount for a few of mine. It will definitely leave the beer hazy (and give the dry hop something to attach to, to deliver more flavour/aroma).

    Certainly seems like a reasonable recipe to try for a hazy pale. Interested to hear how that grain bill works.
     
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    Thanks Mark. Further to this point, and just to throw it out there..... I wonder, could the use of Protafloc pull some of that haze out and therefore give the dry hop less stuff to cling to?
     
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    It'll drop a bit, but won't make much of a difference. You're probably better off decreasing the whirlpool amount, leaving some out and moving some to the dry hop. Then moving the remaining flameout/whirlpool to 5 or 10 minutes left in the boil.
     
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    Well, it's brewday, just waiting for it to hit a boil. Fun!
     
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    Well, it's been a week and it's only at 1.014 and tasting rather banana-y. It's in my basement at around 17 degC, so this might be a tad cold for the US05 maybe. Hopefully it's still going and just taking a long time as it's on the colder end.... and also clean up that banana taste!
     

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