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Postby joemez » Thu Dec 04, 2003 1:17 pm

I have been buying kits (with steeping grains and hops and all that, not can kits) up until now but I want to backpedal a bit and get a simple extract recipe without steeping grains. I know I know, the grains add alot but I am finding it harder and harder to find time to brew so I want to reduce the brew time a bit. If you guys can advise a simple recipe (I like pale ales the most)for a 10 gallon batch I would like to try it.
OH and to answer Billys question about my wort chiller, I use a counterflow and gravity feed from a fitting I welded in the side(I just have to tip it toward the end to get it all).
I will have to make another fermentation chiller now though.
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Postby fitz » Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:22 am

Use a good extract if you are going this way.
I like Williams brewings German Pils(very light) or German gold or Marris Otter for a medium colored. Take two 6 lb pouches of one of these, ands a three lb pouch of amber DME
1.5 oz of Fuggle bittering 1 Oz Willamette flavoring, and 1 oz. aroma.
use a clean finish yeast For a lighter beer, substitute the amber DME with light or extra light.
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Postby brewmaster808 » Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:17 pm

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Postby yakimicki » Tue Feb 22, 2005 8:27 pm

a note on glass carboys....
I have 2 glass carboys, 6.5 gallons... Guess what i use for primary and secondary fermentation? I use 2 - 6gallon plastic fermentors w/ spigots. It is so much easier w/ the plastic and unless you are keeping it in the secondary for longer than 2 weeks, oxygen will not beome a factor. Live long and brew beer.
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