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I Robot Extract
Color
Stats
OG1.046
FG1.010
IBU46
ABV4.60 %
SRM5
BJCP Style
06A. American Pale Ales, American Pale Ale
Description
My first non-kit beer. The numbers calculated here are very close to what I get using Beersmith and my spreadsheet. The beer tastes really good, pretty hoppy, kinda like Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, only not as strong (I thought that a really strong beer just meant I'd drink less, not the case...I just get way more drunk!) So I'm shooting for something around 4.5%.
Submitted by cpankonien on 19-Sep-2010

Recipe Details
Tasting Notes Recommended listening during first taste - "I Robot" by Alan Parsons Project - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td56XAHxLpw. (I had a lot of trouble coming up with beer names, so now I put the music on "random", and whatever song is playing when I pitch the yeast, that's the name of the beer.)
Awards Definitely good beer. I'll make this one again.
Boil Volume 6.50 gallons
Boil Time 60 minutes
Batch Size 6.00 gallons
Yeast SafAle S-04 (75% app. attenuation)
Primary Fermentation plastic, 7 days
Secondary Fermentation 0
Other Fermentation
Procedure Bring 6.5 gal water to 165 deg F. Steep Crystal Malt for 45 minutes. Bring to boil, add DME and 1 oz. Cascade hops. At 40 minutes, add 1 oz. Cascade hops. At 20 minutes, add 1oz. Cascade hops. At 0 minutes, turn off heat, allow to rest for 10 minutes. Cool to pitch temp. Transfer to fermenter, top off to 6.0 gal volume. Pitch yeast, aerate. Fermented 7 days. Keg - force-carbonated @ 30psi @ 38deg F for two days. Reduce pressure to 9psi. Drink away!
  Style Comparison
  Low   High
OG 1.045 1.046 1.056
FG 1.010 1.010 1.015
IBU 20 46 40
SRM 4 5 11
ABV 4.5 4.60 5.7
Fermentables
% Weight Weight (lbs) Grain Note Gravity Points Color
92.3 % 6.00 Light Dry Malt Extract 33.8 2.0
7.7 % 0.50 American Crystal 40L 2.1 40.0
  6.50     35.9  
Hops
% Wt Weight (oz) Hop Note Form AA% AAU Boil Time Utilization IBU
33.3 % 1.00 Cascade Pellet 5.5 5.5 60 0.272 18.6
33.3 % 1.00 Cascade Pellet 5.5 5.5 40 0.238 16.4
33.3 % 1.00 Cascade Pellet 5.5 5.5 20 0.164 11.3
  3.00               46.0