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Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby Rhodesy » Fri Nov 06, 2015 4:01 pm

After taking delivery of a BM20 this week I thought it would be rude not to. First impressions are as I hoped and I love it. Hit both my preboil & post boil targets. I did in my haste forget to take pics of cooling and the hop rocket (0 min steep additions).

I used the no sparge method which I enjoyed and managed to hit my target bang on, not bad for a first go. Cleaning was nice, quick and simple. Delighted with this system and plan to have another brew day tomorrow to get the festive stocks as they should be.


Style: American Pale Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 31.00 l
Post Boil Volume: 27.00 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 22.00 l
Bottling Volume: 22.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 5.5 EBC
Estimated IBU: 47.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 85.1 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (2.5 EBC) Grain 1 95.0 %
0.27 kg Carared (10.0 EBC) Grain 2 5.0 %
10.00 g El Dorado [15.80 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop 3 16.0 IBUs
20.00 g El Dorado [15.80 %] - Boil 12.0 min Hop 4 12.2 IBUs
10.00 g Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 12.0 min Hop 5 2.3 IBUs
10.00 g Wai-Iti [3.00 %] - Boil 12.0 min Hop 6 1.3 IBUs
30.00 g Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 Hop 7 6.4 IBUs
30.00 g Wai-Iti [3.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 Hop 8 3.2 IBUs
25.00 g Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 Hop 9 0.0 IBUs
25.00 g El Dorado [15.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 0 Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
25.00 g Wai-Iti [3.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 0.0 Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
10.00 g El Dorado [15.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool 3 Hop 12 6.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP09 Yeast 13 -
35.00 g El Dorado [15.80 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
35.00 g Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
35.00 g Wai-Iti [3.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: Braumeister 4 step light body 76% efficiency
Total Grain Weight: 5.27 kg
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Name Description Step Temperat Step Time
add malt pipe Add 34.22 l of water and heat to 40.0 C 40.0 C 0 min
Protein Mode Heat to 52.0 C over 5 min 52.0 C 20 min
Maltose mode Heat to 63.0 C over 5 min 63.0 C 40 min
Saccharification Add -0.00 l of water and heat to 70.0 C 70.0 C 50 min
Mash Out Add -0.00 l of water and heat to 76.0 C 76.0 C 15 min

Dough In temp reached

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Nice Shiny Pot

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Grain shot

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Malt Pipe in

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The hood working as a grain funnel

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Grain nice and cleanly added

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Doughed in

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Pump beginning to recirculate

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Full no spare volume added

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Mashout with lovely clear wort

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Boiling temp with FWH added

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Stainless hood in place to get nice rolling boil

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Boil Finished

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Steeping hops added for 30 mins

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The leftovers

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Tucked away nicely

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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby Erick » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:00 pm

Attaboy!! :D :cheers: :beer:
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby LMoerkens » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:07 pm

Looks great, thank for sharing. :beer:
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby ibbones » Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:42 pm

What an awesome first brew on a new system. Way to go!!! :cheers:
"BONES"
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby wobbleylegs » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:32 pm

looks great. thats some hop schedule.
be a damn tasty brew that. well done on you first bm brew :beer:
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby judgecc » Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:36 pm

Holy crap. Thats a huge amount of hops. What did u end up transfering to FV?
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby Rhodesy » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:46 pm

I ended up with just around 21L from the BM and added a 1L starter at high Krausen. It was bubbling away furiously when I checked it early Saturday morning. I may try hop bags and then strain them in a hope forward brew like this next time to see the volume difference and also how much easier cleaning is :D
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby mashy » Mon Nov 09, 2015 7:39 am

judgecc wrote:Holy crap. Thats a huge amount of hops. What did u end up transfering to FV?


Jeepers. Yes indeed. What hop flavour are you expecting?
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby Rhodesy » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:00 am

I am not the best at taste reviews but tropical and punchy. Eldorado is a fantastic hop and produced a really fruity brrw on a Smash I done earlier this year. The Ahtanum will give some citrus notes, Wai-Iti I have not used before.

Keeping this for Christmas Day may prove a problem though.
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby mashy » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:34 am

It will be interesting to see if you get any green or veggy type tastes coming through. Tasted a beer recently and this was a feature - a few years ago I am sure it would have been considered a flaw.
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby Rhodesy » Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:33 am

Not expecting any but who knows. Will dry hop for a maximum of 5 days then keg,
Force carb and keep in the keezer until Christmas day.
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Re: Hoppy APA Brewed today

Unread postby Rhodesy » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:57 am

Working from home today and had a check on this. It is now at FG only 3 days later. I find that WLP090 improves each generation (this being the 3rd). I did ferment at 21c which is 1C over the recommended tolerance of 18-20 but not too concerned. I find it reacts better at the upper range as opposed to fermenting low (unlike WLP001, US05 etc where they work well at lower temps too).

Going to give this another week at least in the FV anyway as I have my BM brew number 2 in there also which is a Mosaic IPA. Once are both fully fermented to and had a few days for the yeast to clean up I will then dry hop, crash cool and keg.
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