Sam Adams "Sam's 76" in cans

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    The Brits don't have much going for them food wise (fried fish in newspaper?) but they have a tradition of fine brewing. I like a hearty dark beer especially on tap but I guess modern metrosexual men who worry about their weight lean toward low calorie hoppy piss and pretend it's good because it has become trendy. To each his own I guess.
     
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    Well hoppy beers are as caloric as darker brews. Many IPA's have more calories that porters and some stouts even.
    You can roughly measure calories by the beers ABV (alcohol %)
    Also, IPA's were originated by the Brits.... :cool:
     
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    IPA is the new "white wine" for people who wouldn't ordinarily order beer and the perception of low calories is all that they need.
     
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    Sorry, but no.
    Yes it is true that college kids made a fad out of IPA's like they made a fad strangely out of PBR years ago. But hoppy beers have been popular among craft beer drinkers for decades here, and centuries in parts of Europe.
    IPA's are actually losing favor with college kids now... sour beers are the new thing with them now. Beer that literally taste like sour candy.
     
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    Steve's Scottish 80%
    Scottish Export 80/- (9 C)
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    Type: All Grain
    Batch Size: 5.81 gal
    Boil Size: 6.78 gal
    Boil Time: 60 min
    End of Boil Vol: 6.17 gal
    Final Bottling Vol: 5.81 gal
    Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
    Date: 14 May 2011
    Brewer: Steve Nicholls
    Asst Brewer:
    Equipment: Steve plus 500ml starter.
    Efficiency: 75.00 %
    Est Mash Efficiency: 78.2 %
    Taste Rating: 45.0

    Taste Notes: This is my favourite beer [This week]. The flavour profile is smooth and malty with a roasty bite and a very smooth hop character. The 1728 Scottish yeast imparts a very subtle smoked character. An Edinburgh water profile will suit this beer style.

    Ingredients
    Amt Name Type # %/IBU
    9 lbs 14.7 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (3.0 SRM) Grain 1 86.9 %
    1 lbs 1.6 oz Munich Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM) Grain 2 9.7 %
    3.5 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 3 1.9 %
    1.8 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 4 1.0 %
    1.1 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 5 0.6 %
    0.71 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 6 12.5 IBUs
    0.88 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 7 7.0 IBUs
    0.71 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 8 2.3 IBUs
    0.53 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
    1.0 pkg Scottish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1728) [125.05 ml] Yeast 10 -
    Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color
    Est Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
    Est Final Gravity: 1.016 SG
    Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 4.8 %
    Bitterness: 21.7 IBUs
    Est Color: 11.8 SRM
    Measured Original Gravity: 1.052 SG
    Measured Final Gravity: 1.015 SG
    Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.9 %
    Calories: 174.4 kcal/12oz

    Mash Profile
    Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body
    Sparge Water: 5.49 gal
    Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
    Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE
    Est Mash PH: 5.61
    Measured Mash PH: 5.20
    Total Grain Weight: 11 lbs 6.7 oz
    Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
    Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
    Target Mash PH: 5.20
    Mash Acid Addition:
    Sparge Acid Addition:
    Mash Steps

    Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
    Mash In Add 11.62 qt of water at 172.6 F 154.0 F 60 min

    Sparge: Fly sparge with 5.49 gal water at 168.0 F
    Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
    Carbonation and Storage
    Carbonation Type: Bottle
    Pressure/Weight: 4.87 oz
    Keg/Bottling Temperature: 70.0 F
    Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
    Fermenter:
    Volumes of CO2: 2.4
    Carbonation Est: Bottle with 4.87 oz Corn Sugar
    Carbonation (from Meas Vol): Bottle with 4.87 oz Corn Sugar
    Age for: 30.00 days
    Storage Temperature: 65.0 F
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    Yay Beersmith!
    Love BeerSmith.

    We are making a Brown Ale this weekend.
     
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    If it turns out right, you need to share....oh and give Me the recipe too! lol
     
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    Oh it will turn out right, I have made it many times.
    I really want to make a Vanilla Porter, but Jesus Christ... Vanilla Beans are out of this world expensive right now. $68 for 4 beans.
     
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    !! How much !!!

    Holy crap.

    Is there an extract alternative?
     
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