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Two Bewitched and a booster?

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Hi Everyone,

I've got two cans of bewitched red and a bag of booster. I know everyone likes rose's rambling red, but I don't have any mellow amber UME and can no longer buy it. Do you think the above combination would work? Thanks for the help! Any suggestions are highly appreciated!

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You could use two cans of HME if you want, but your beer may turn out more "hoppy" than you like.

If there is a LHBS nearby, you could buy a pound of amber DME to use instead. Then, you'd have another Bewitched to use in a different batch! (you'll need another bag of DME of course)

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The Amy Pond Redhead Ale that I made used two cans of Bewitched Red with 1 lb. of light DME. It is (only one bottle left to drink) very good! So if you don't have a DME, go with the booster. I think you will like it.

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I brew a mean Irish Red using 2 cans BWA, 1 lb of light DME, Steeped carapils and caramel 20L, and a 40, 30,15 minute hop boil schedule. One of my favorite Mr Beer based recipes. I fact I just went ot hy LHBS and bought 6 cans of BWA, before they are gone.

I think the booster will be ok if you don't have any DME. I have done this with both Amber and Light DME, but liked it with the light a bit better.

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My vote is for 1 HME, 1 Booster and 1lb amber DME.

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In my Rose's red, I actually used 1.2 lb of Muntons Dark LME instead of the Mellow Amber. It's just a bit darker. Turned out great! By saving your 2nd HME, you can repeat your success later.

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I made what my wife named a Dark red witch 2 cans Bewitched red ale 1 lb amber DME and steeped 1lb of carapils . :cheers: Very nice beer. went down smooth after 4 weeks in the bottle :chug:

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Thanks for the advice everyone! This group is the best! :chug:
Taking what you all said into consideration and poking around a bit, I see that Coppers has a 3.3 lbs can of amber malt extract. I am thinking of doing a large batch with two bewitched cans, one can of coopers amber extract, and one pouch of booster. Do you think that this would work? I may want just leave out booster?

Thanks!

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I think this would work out very well for you. Its high in malt and you could most likely use 2 packages of booster if you have them or use a cup of light brown sugar or even white sugar. Let us know what the final recipe is and how it is in 4-6 weeks.

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"Brousenhaus" post=269632 said:

Thanks for the advice everyone! This group is the best! :chug:
Taking what you all said into consideration and poking around a bit, I see that Coppers has a 3.3 lbs can of amber malt extract. I am thinking of doing a large batch with two bewitched cans, one can of coopers amber extract, and one pouch of booster. Do you think that this would work? I may want just leave out booster?

Thanks!

Without running this by qbrew, I'm thinking it would be extremely malty! If u r going to seriously do this, mess with it in qbrew (or another program) and add some hops. You don't have to make it real hoppy, but if u don't balance that out, I bet u will not like it much in the end. I would leave out the booster as you are going to have a high ABV brew with this one, and as such, u might want to rethink the yeast u use. IMHO

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"docpd" post=269587 said:

I brew a mean Irish Red using 2 cans BWA, 1 lb of light DME, Steeped carapils and caramel 20L, and a 40, 30,15 minute hop boil schedule. One of my favorite Mr Beer based recipes. I fact I just went ot hy LHBS and bought 6 cans of BWA, before they are gone.

I think the booster will be ok if you don't have any DME. I have done this with both Amber and Light DME, but liked it with the light a bit better.

That sounds like a great recipe! Do you mind sharing what type of hops you are using? I have several cans BWA and I've been planning a hopped up Red.

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"Brousenhaus" post=269632 said:

Thanks for the advice everyone! This group is the best! :chug:
Taking what you all said into consideration and poking around a bit, I see that Coppers has a 3.3 lbs can of amber malt extract. I am thinking of doing a large batch with two bewitched cans, one can of coopers amber extract, and one pouch of booster. Do you think that this would work? I may want just leave out booster?

Thanks!

Without running this by qbrew, I'm thinking it would be extremely malty! If u r going to seriously do this, mess with it in qbrew (or another program) and add some hops. You don't have to make it real hoppy, but if u don't balance that out, I bet u will not like it much in the end. I would leave out the booster as you are going to have a high ABV brew with this one, and as such, u might want to rethink the yeast u use. IMHO

Yeh, I was thinking it would be in a 4 gallon batch instead of 2. But, I think I'll get a few more brew under my belt and learn a little more before trying a new recipe with the Bewitched Reds. It looks like everyone says a can of BWR and a pound of DME is the way to go for a 2 gallon batch. I let you all know what I do and how it comes out!

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A few batches back, I combined one can of Bewitched Red Ale HME with 1 can of Mellow Amber UME, 1 bag of Booster and 1 cup of honey (this was before I understood the malt:adjunct ratio). Interestingly enough, others who have sampled my homebrews have liked this one the best.


Rick

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