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Montreal to Maine Summer Ale

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Brewer/Contributor: Brian Smith

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Boil Size: 3.98 gal

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Montreal to Maine Summer Ale

Type: Extract

Date: 7/7/2002

Batch Size: 5.00 gal

Brewer: Brian Smith
Boil Size: 3.98 galAsst Brewer:
Boil Time: 45 min Equipment: Brew Pot (5 Gallon)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 40.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: -
Taste Notes: Better than last summer. I think the higher ABV helped balance the lime. Maybe not a typical "summer slammer", but a good beer none-the-less.


AmountItemType% or IBU
7.00 lbExtra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM)Dry Extract87.50 %
1.00 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)Grain12.50 %
1.00 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] (45 min)Hops20.1 IBU
1.00 ozPearle [5.10 %] (45 min)Hops12.1 IBU
1.00 tspIrish Moss (Boil 15.0 min)Misc
3.00 itemsLime Peel/Juice (Boil 10.0 min)Misc
2 PkgsDry Ale Yeast (Nottingham)Yeast-Ale


Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.062 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.054 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.018 SGMeasured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.79 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 5.74 %
Bitterness: 32.2 IBUCalories: 239 cal/pint
Est Color: 5.2 SRMColor:

Mash Profile

Mash Name: NoneTotal Grain Weight: 10.00 lb
Sparge Water: -Grain Temperature: -
Sparge Temperature: -TunTemperature: -
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSEMash PH: -

Steep grains as desired (30-60 minutes)

Mash Notes: -

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Corn SugarVolumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 3.8 ozCarbonation Used: 3/4 cup
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 FAge for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F 


Named after the bike ride I did that summer from Montreal, Canada to Portland, Maine to benefit Aids Research...412 miles in 5 days.

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