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American Ale Brewola
April 24, 2010
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Mike O'Brien said:

Anybody going to Steves this afternoon from Ypsi?
Can you pick up a couple of bottles of the Bob & Kim's Amarillow pale ale that breed for this effort.
They are in a red and white cooler in my carport.
Thanks

I have a previous commitment, up in Frankenmuth, judging at the commercial World Expo of Beer competition.


Sure Mike, I can do that.

April 24, 2010
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Anybody going to Steves this afternoon from Ypsi?
Can you pick up a couple of bottles of the Bob & Kim's Amarillow pale ale that breed for this effort.
They are in a red and white cooler in my carport.
Thanks

I have a previous commitment, up in Frankenmuth, judging at the commercial World Expo of Beer competition.

Mike O'Brien 734-637-2532

April 22, 2010
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To make things go smoother the day of the tasting, I have made a spreadsheet for everyone who would like to share their brewing methods on brewola #2. Then at the event with spreadsheet in hand it should help expedite the process of determining beer differences...
here's the link:
<removed, since it is a public spreadsheet> (please e-mail me for the link or check the e-mail list....)
 
Make sure the tab at the bottom is (#2 -14B. American IPA)
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Justin
April 22, 2010
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Finally got the Amarillo Ale into a keg last night.  I'm a bit behind schedule on this brew.  Can someone post some quick instructions for bringing samples to the tasting event on Saturday?  How many bottles?  What sort of label, if any, do I need to affix?  Is that handled first-thing by an entry coordinator or something?  This experience is a first for me.  Thanks!

April 14, 2010
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Mike O'Brien said:

Have we set up a day and date for tasting the pale ale Brewola?


I have it in my calendar as April 24th at 1:00pm at Steve Krebs' place. http://hbd.org/mailman/private.....08703.html seems to confirm that, but I don't know where Steve lives.

April 14, 2010
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Have we set up a day and date for tasting the pale ale Brewola?

I know mine is good-  I am down 10 gallons on my 20 gallon batch!

I think I will save the last 10 gallons for a couple of summer events - less a couple of bottles for the tasting 🙂

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April 3, 2010
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Brian Routt said:What's the alpha acid percentage on the Cascades in the NNPA kit? Can't read the writing on the bag.


I have 8.9% in my notes.

April 3, 2010
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What's the alpha acid percentage on the Cascades in the NNPA kit? Can't read the writing on the bag.

March 11, 2010
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Brian Routt said:

kit pickup at the meeting?


Yes.  We put them all in the back room.

March 11, 2010
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kit pickup at the meeting?

March 5, 2010
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gaurdro said:

sorry to nag,  But I'd be happier without my email address being publically available.   also, what's the consensus on when to put the kits together.

-Ross


I've removed the email addresses.

March 5, 2010
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I'll plan on being there Saturday morning to help out.

March 4, 2010
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Sorry Ross

It looks Like Saturday at 9am is the consensus.

The address is 201 North Prospect Road

The building still says Sunshine Marine.

Mike O'Brien 734-637-2532

March 4, 2010
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sorry to nag,  But I'd be happier without my email address being publically available.   also, what's the consensus on when to put the kits together.

-Ross

March 4, 2010
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I finally have it together – the hops are here – the grain has been gathered at Jack's place – and we can put together the kits.

I am available Thurday or Friday evening or Sat. am – to put these together.
Here is a quick survey st see what works out best for the group:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S5QDMVM
http://beerdujour.com/Recipes/.....ecipe.html

The NNPA kit has all Perle and Cascade
The B&K's has Victory malt for the Biscuit.

Kits can be picked up after assembly – at the meeting – or by appointment – give me a call.
I currently have payments from Carl, Dave, Arnold, George.
See the survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S5QDMVM

The payment schedule:
Please add $1 to the amounts below for PayPal (obrien@ypsilantibrewing.com) if you use their service:
5 gallons all-grain Amarillo pale ale recipe    $27
5 gallons extract Amarillo pale ale recipe      $35
5 gallons all grain NNPA recipe                 $27
5 gallons extract NNPA recipe                   $35

The competition entries are due Saturday, April 3, 2010. Therefore, a
late March date (either March 27th or March 28th) is appropriate for
review of the finished products.

Time to brew! Don't forget the Irish Moss!

Crispy will bring a grain mill – If you need your grain milled – and are not going to be at the assembly event let us know.
See the survey:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S5QDMVM

Just in case you forgot what you ordered.
                                                
Chris Frey                NNPA        AG        10                
Sooner Brooks-Heath                Bob & Kim's        AG                10        
George Hotelling                Either sounds good        AG                        5
Arnold Neitzke                Bob & Kim's        AG                5        
Justin Scanlon                Either sounds good        AG                        5
Sam Firke              Bob & Kim's        AG                5        
Jim Dusseau              Either sounds good        AG                        5
Derek Johnson                Bob & Kim's        AG                5        
Brian Routt               Bob & Kim's        AG                5        
Brian Routt                Bob & Kim's        AG                5        
Dave Olds               Either sounds         AG                        10
Bridget O'Brien              Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale        AG        5                
Kevin Caparella                Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale        AG        5                
Kevin Caparella                Bob & Kim's        AG                10        
carl                Bob & Kim's        AG                10                
Caparella, Kevin                Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale        AG        10                        
Jeff Renner                NNPA                10                        
Mark Ramsey                NNPA                10                        
Mark Ramesy                Bob & Kim's                        10                
Steve Krebs                Either sounds good                                5        
                        Total        40        55        25        120

Name             Recipe        Extract        Amount (gallons)                        
Matt Goebel                Bob & Kim's        Extract                5                
Ross Smith               NNPA        Extract        5                        
Brian Routt                NNPA        Extract        5                        
Sam Straight               Bob & Kim's        Extract                5                
Kurt Sonen                Bob & Kim's        Extract                5                
                        Total        10        15                25

Sorry it has taken so long to get this together!

Mike O'Brien
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March 3, 2010
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markzad said:

Crispy....what's your preferred fermentation temperature on this?   Do you use the same temp for other recipes which may use the same yeast?

Thanks.

Mark


I have been at the whim of my basement table top temp for years which is a pretty constant 68o. I have used heat pads before and taken it up to 72o, but I prefer 66o-68o - it is a little less fruity.

March 2, 2010
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Crispy....what's your preferred fermentation temperature on this?   Do you use the same temp for other recipes which may use the same yeast?

Thanks.

Mark

February 28, 2010
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Jeff Renner said:Crispy

The recipe on the forum is your original 2000 Big Brew recipe on Fred's linked web site (below), with your comment "This was my 19th atempt at cloning SNPA – since then I have dropped the dextrin malt, used Crystal 40oL instead of 60oL and split the bittering hops to 1/2 ounces Magnum and Perle each. Still, the recipe is solid and I am getting ready to brew my 50th iteration of this recipe for my 50th birthday in April."

OK Jeff - here is the latest & greatest. Love this recipe!

ProMash Recipe Formulation Printout

Recipe : Classic Nearly Nirvana Pale Ale

AHA Style and Style Guidelines
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Ale      Category : American-style Ale    Name: American Pale Ale

Min OG:  1.044   Max OG:  1.056
Min IBU:    20   Max IBU:    40
Min Clr:     4   Max Clr:    11

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (GAL):        5.00     Wort Size (GAL):    5.00
Total Grain (LBS):      10.00
Anticipated OG:         1.050     Plato:             12.43
Anticipated SRM:          5.9
Anticipated IBU:         46.5
System Efficiency:      70.00
Wort Boil Time:            60     Minutes

Pre-Boil Amounts
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Evaporation Rate:      15.00    Percent Per Hour
Pre-Boil Batch Size:    5.88    Gal
Pre-Boil Gravity:      1.043    SG          10.64  Plato

Grain/Extract/Sugar

         Amount     Name                          Origin        Gravity Color
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 90.0     9.00 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)              America        1.036     2
  5.0     0.50 lbs. Crystal 40L                   America        1.034    40
  5.0     0.50 lbs. Wheat Malt                    America        1.038     2

Hops

   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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  1.00 oz.    Perle                                Pellet   7.50  36.9  60 min.
  1.00 oz.    Cascade                           Whole    5.00   6.0  15 min.
  1.00 oz.    Cascade                           Whole    5.00   3.7  1 min.
  0.50 oz.    Cascade                           Whole    5.00   0.0  Dry Hop

Yeast
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WYeast 1056 Amercan Ale/Chico

Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Qts Water Per LBS Grain: 1.25    Total Qts: 12.50

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152  Time:  60
Mash-out Rest Temp :          168  Time:  15
Sparge Temp :                     168  Time:  30

Notes
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SNPA calls for Caramel instead of Crystal, but to me they are interchangeab
le. Additionally, SNPA uses both Magnum and Perle, so I have split a half o
unce each in lieu of the straight one ounce of Perle, but then I am left wi
th 0.5 ounces so...

I truely prefer the Chico ale yeast strain (WYeast 1
056) over the WLP001 or Safale 56.

This is my most updated, perfected recipe.  I don't think that has been posted anywhere.


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Crispy

The recipe on the forum is your original 2000 Big Brew recipe on Fred's linked web site (below), with your comment "This was my 19th atempt at cloning SNPA – since then I have dropped the dextrin malt, used Crystal 40oL instead of 60oL and split the bittering hops to 1/2 ounces Magnum and Perle each. Still, the recipe is solid and I am getting ready to brew my 50th iteration of this recipe for my 50th birthday in April."

So I hope we are using your most updated, perfected recipe.  I don't think that has been posted anywhere.

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My vote is for either of the recipes that originated in the club. I knew of these before I joined the club and I have confidence that...

1) Neither one sucks and

2) they're both better than my last attempt at a pale ale which included way too much (what's a factor of 4 or 5?) fermax yeast nutrient. Every experienced brewer who tasted that POS said something like..."uh...what's your water like?". tasted like a high alkalinity problem. Opinions from the less experienced were something in the neighborhood of..."that tastes crappy."

All that to say, pick one and I'll brew it. (sans yeast nutrient)

Brian

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