Various recipes have different IBU's, OG and FG.

The Northern Brewer recipe has .25lb more pale malt and .25lb less rye and crystal malt than the HomeBrewers Association recipe.

What is the intended IBU, OG and FG of this recipe?

Why is the Northern Brewer recipe different than the one listed on the Homebrewers Association website?

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OG should be 1.073, 75 IBU, FG somewhere around 1.013. Maybe NB uses a different efficiency to calculate things. I gave them my numbers.

  • Thanks Denny. Any idea why they reduced the amount of rye and crystal? Sep 21, 2013 at 16:42
  • No idea whatsoever. And no control over it, either!
    – Denny Conn
    Sep 21, 2013 at 17:27
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    You can't get better than an answer from the recipe's creator!
    – mdma
    Sep 21, 2013 at 17:41

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