Black is the new Blonde

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Black is the new Blonde

Unread postby gandalf the brew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:30 pm

Here's a good one to start the brain cells. Today I started to brew my Ghost Ship clone again (I just love this beer).
All went well until 10 minutes into the boil, then I noticed the wort was going darker. I let it go another 5 minutes, then I had to stop the BM.
The wort had gone black, but remained clear. I have no idea what caused it, I just scrapped the brew and cleaned everything with PBW for 30 minutes.

I then started it all again, same grain, same water with the same additives. This time it all went well, with the EBC about 17.

Can't work out what went wrong, I always run Star San through the BM before all brews, then flush with clean water, any ideas guys.
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Re: Black is the new Blonde

Unread postby brewdog » Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:36 pm

gandalf the brew wrote:Here's a good one to start the brain cells. Today I started to brew my Ghost Ship clone again (I just love this beer).
All went well until 10 minutes into the boil, then I noticed the wort was going darker. I let it go another 5 minutes, then I had to stop the BM.
The wort had gone black, but remained clear. I have no idea what caused it, I just scrapped the brew and cleaned everything with PBW for 30 minutes.

I then started it all again, same grain, same water with the same additives. This time it all went well, with the EBC about 17.

Can't work out what went wrong, I always run Star San through the BM before all brews, then flush with clean water, any ideas guys.
thats a bummer. Can’t think what that could be. Publish the recipe and I will give it a try as my favourite as well.



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Re: Black is the new Blonde

Unread postby gandalf the brew » Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:58 pm

brewdog wrote:Publish the recipe and I will give it a try as my favourite as well.


BM 10 Litre
SG 1.049
IBU 40.5
EBC 16 - 17
ABV 5.5%

12 L water treated however you need to
2.2Kg Maris otter malt
200g Cara Rye malt

Mash in @ 40C
rest @ 66C for 75 minutes
Mashout @ 77C for 10 minutes

Sparge with 1.8 Litres @ 75C

Boil @ 101 for 50 minutes

13g Centennial - 40 minute boil
16g Amarillo - 15 minute boil
1.5g Protafloc - 10 minute boil

To fermenter @ 25C, add 7g Mangrove Jacks M44
Ferment 10 days @ 20C

Rack to secondary, and dry hop with pellet directly into wort
Add 17.5g Citra
Add 17.5g Cascade
For 2 days

Cool to 10C for 3 days, hops and trub should drop out clear

Bottle @ 2.6 carb for 10 days @ 20C
Crash to 7C for 10 days

Ready to drink.
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Re: Black is the new Blonde

Unread postby mashy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:38 am

That sounds nice.
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