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  1. Albreezy

    Albreezy New Member

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    Hello all.

    I'm looking to brew an easy-drinking Juicy Pale Ale. Something that is lower in ABV and can be enjoyed by those that are familiar with and not familiar with good beer.

    I threw this together...what do you think? I'm considering trying to bring the ABV up to 5.5ish. Not enough hops?

    This is an extract recipe, 6.5 gallon pre-boil with an estimated 5 gallons into fermenter.

    IBU: 33.4
    SRM: 7.2
    ABV: 5

    Grain
    8 oz. Flaked Oats (Steeped)
    4 oz. Honey Malt (Steeped)
    2 oz. Carapils (Steeped)
    3 lbs. Light DME
    3 lbs. Light DME (Late @ 20 min.)

    Hops
    .5 oz. Citra @ 60
    .5 oz. Citra @ 15
    1 oz. Citra @ 0
    1 oz. Samba @ 0
    1 oz. Samba, DH for 3 days

    Yeast
    2 packs of Coastal Haze Ale Yeast (WLP067)
     
  2. Craigerrr

    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    The "juicy" would come from hops, lots of hops, I would add a lot more hops to steep (whirlpool) after the boil, then make one hefty dry addition at peak fermentation, then another towards the end of fermentation. For a real juicy IPA I would be using 12-14 oz of hops. But that's just me
     
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    Herm_brews Well-Known Member

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    Craig is trying to keep the hops growers in business.
     
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    Agreed. And since juicy anything is not my beer, I'll leave it at that.
     
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    Iliff Avenue Brewhouse Well-Known Member

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    All depends on the definition of "juicy". I think it looks pretty good for what I imagine you are going for. I would use something else for bittering and move the 1/2 oz of citra to 15 minutes with the other 1/2. Might be a good idea to add at least another oz of dry hops
     
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    Thanks all, much appreciated!
     

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