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Not my finest creation, but had a nice alcohol warmth and a decent flavor. I didn't keep good logs of this one, but it was completed sometime in the fall of 2007. I've heard that some people forgot about them for more than a year in the back of a refrigerator and they were much more tasty, so perhaps I just wasn't patient enough with it.
 
EDIT: As noted in a separate brewer's log post, this beer was quite delicious after bottle aging 2 years in a refrigerator.

.rec file

Recipe Specifics:

Anticipated OG: 	1.068
Actual OG:		1.070
Anticipated SRM: 	16.0 	     	  
Anticipated IBU: 	29.4 	   	  


Grain/Extract/Sugar:

% 	Amount 		Name 			Origin 		Potential 	SRM
79.2 	10.00 lbs.  	Pale Malt(2-row) 	Great Britain 	1.038 		3
7.9 	1.00 lbs.  	Crystal 55L 		Great Britian 	1.034 		55
7.9 	1.00 lbs.  	Torrified Wheat 	United States 	1.036 		3
4.0 	0.50 lbs.  	Invert Sugar 		Great Britain 	1.046 		0
1.0 	0.13 lbs.  	Roasted Barley 		Great Britain 	1.029 		575


Hops:

Amount 		Name 		Form 	Alpha 	IBU 	Boil Time
1.00 oz.  	Cascade 	Whole 	5.75 	23.6 	60 min
0.50 oz.  	Liberty 	Whole 	4.00 	2.2 	15 min
0.50 oz.  	Centennial 	Whole 	10.50 	3.6 	5 min
1.00 oz.  	Cascade 	Whole 	5.75 	0.0 	0 min


Yeast:

WYeast 1187 Ringwood Ale


Directions:

Start mash at 140 and raise to 155.  Hold for 60 minutes. Add invert sugar during the
last 10 minutes of the boil(feel free to substitute table sugar, the result will be
similar).
Brewer's log (view full log)
So, I just got a bottle of this that's been lurking in the back of a friend's refrigerator for nearly two years now. It is like a completely different beer -- . . . . . [view full post]
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