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Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:03 am
by Hoppyone
Brew I did last Friday

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Blackie IPA 11/04
Brewer: Ashley
Asst Brewer:
Style: Imperial IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 31.00 l
Post Boil Volume: 25.00 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 21.00 l
Bottling Volume: 19.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.072 SG
Estimated Color: 46.6 EBC
Estimated IBU: 109.7 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 95.2 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10.00 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -
4.00 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -
4.00 ml Lactic Acid (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 3 -
5.00 kg Pilsner (Weyermann) (3.3 EBC) Grain 4 82.0 %
0.30 kg Rye Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC) Grain 5 4.9 %
0.30 kg Wheat Malt (Barrett Burston) (3.0 EBC) Grain 6 4.9 %
0.20 kg Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) (1000.8 Grain 7 3.3 %
0.15 kg Carafa Special I (Weyermann) (630.4 EBC) Grain 8 2.5 %
0.15 kg Crystal Malt - Pale (118.2 EBC) Grain 9 2.5 %
30.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 10 14.1 IBUs
30.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 11 35.9 IBUs
1.00 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 12 -
60.00 g Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 13 33.6 IBUs
60.00 g Galaxy [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 14 26.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg West Coast IPA (Wyeast Labs #1217) Yeast 15 -
50.00 g Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 16 0.0 IBUs
40.00 g Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 0.0 Days Hop 17 0.0 IBUs


Carafa & Chocolate malt added to mash with 15 minutes to go.

Used yeast starter of 1.5 l & added to fermenter into fridge set at 18 C

This is the second time I have brewed this one as it tastes pretty good.


Ashley

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 2:32 am
by Dicko
Hi Hoppyone and welcome.

I note that you used 6 kg of grain including some rye and I was wondering how the pump handled that amount with the rye?

Looks tasty as well :D

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:10 am
by Hoppyone
The BM handled the 6kg of grain pretty well, no mash fountains or anything like that. Just missed my SG by a few points so efficiency was done a bit.

I have done a few brews with 6kg plus & not run into any problems except the lose of efficiency.

Cheers

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 3:41 am
by Dicko
Hoppyone wrote:The BM handled the 6kg of grain pretty well, no mash fountains or anything like that. Just missed my SG by a few points so efficiency was done a bit.

I have done a few brews with 6kg plus & not run into any problems except the lose of efficiency.

Cheers


Some report losing a bit of efficiency but the bigger brews that I have done don't seem to suffer from any losses of efficiency.
I notice that your figures are very close to mine from your recipe however I am recording a lower efficiency figure so that may be it.

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 2:59 am
by cpa4ny
Wow - massive amount of hops, must be a terrific brew!

Just a suggestion - consider swapping Calcium Chloride for Calcium Sulfate (Gypsum).

Gypsum would help the hops to really shine. :beer:

http://finnhillbrewing.blogspot.jp/2011 ... beers.html

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:49 am
by Hoppyone
Yep the brew tastes pretty good even if i say so my self. LOL

Never used gypsum in my brews,but probably worth a try with some of more hoppy brews.

Cheers

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:42 pm
by Lac
Carafa & Chocolate malt added to mash with 15 minutes to go.


How much color do you get out in just 15 minutes.

Re: Latest Brew

Unread postPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2014 12:44 pm
by Hoppyone
Lac wrote:
Carafa & Chocolate malt added to mash with 15 minutes to go.


How much color do you get out in just 15 minutes.



Hi Lac, when I restart the mash after putting the Carafa & Chocolate malts in the colour change is almost immediate, turning the wort a dark brown almost black colour.

It looks like a guinuess when poured into a glass, I will upload a pic next time I pour one.

Cheers