welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

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welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby dinnerstick » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:25 pm

It's not much as far as showing off goes, but with my new brewroom not quite done (one week away!) and the sun (shockingly) out for these first few days of spring weather, i took the old BM out onto the back patio (still a bit of a construction site) and cooked up a brown ale! As my emerging cascade bines (and girlfriend's very odd gnomes) looked on.

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recipe:
tf maris otter; 3.5 kg
thomas fawcett amber malt; 370 g
tf light crystal (70 ebc); 250
biscuit; 250
tf pale chocolate; 120
54 5 min
67 60 min
76 10 min
ekg 25 ibu 60 min
ekg 0.75 g/L (or 1.8 ibu) 5 min
yeast: wyeast 1469 west yorkshire
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Twonky » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:21 pm

Looking good Dinnerstick, and yes it is marvelous weather :)

Your Hops are going well also, you made me check mine just know, and my Cascade is not yet showing any shoots... the Challenger however does have two, still red though, nothing green in sight....

Okay heading back outside to enjoy the weather ;-)

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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby swiggingpig » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:30 pm

I did my brewday yesterday, a London Pride clone, but in my usual dark cellar environment :/

To celebrate the sunshine I took a ride out on my motorbike for a couple of hours today, BLISS !!!

Roll on summer :beer:
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Twonky » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:42 pm

swiggingpig wrote:To celebrate the sunshine I took a ride out on my motorbike for a couple of hours today, BLISS !!!


Here here... (if that is the way to write it ;-)
Check that!

I too took out the old bike for a spin, and I'm blessed with a daughter who also loves to tag along ;-)

Today the weather was just too lovely to not get on the bike!
Where are you located swiggingpig ;-)

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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby swiggingpig » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:58 pm

Twonky wrote:Where are you located swiggingpig ;-)


Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, some really nice roads around here Image
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Twonky » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:52 pm

swiggingpig wrote:
Twonky wrote:Where are you located swiggingpig ;-)


Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, some really nice roads around here http://images.swigging-pig.co.uk/beer/thumb.gif


Yorkshire is nice ;-)
Did you head out to Devils Bridge, or up to Tan Hill...?

When I was 5, my parents went up to Tan Hill, and I was walking on clogs as a true dutch kid in those days...
My dad and the owner at that time hit it off, and my clogs were hung up on the wall....
I went back there a couple of years back bit no sign of them though...

London pride :) yummy....
last month the misses and I went out for a weekend to Leiden, and I was looking for a nice pub as I live in Almere which is a very young city nothing historical and no old buildings / roots and definitely no true pubs...
But checking out Leiden on google, I could not find any pubs, I found some restaurants, but when we were walking about they turned out very busy so we walked on and there we found this little pub, and they had London Pride on tap :)

I'm a great fan of Fullers!

So have you put your recipe up on this site yet? ;-)

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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby swiggingpig » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:01 pm

Twonky wrote:Did you head out to Devils Bridge, or up to Tan Hill...?

I get up to Devils bridge but not as much as I used to.
Twonky wrote:So have you put your recipe up on this site yet? ;-)

It's the recipe from the Graham Wheeler 'Brew your own British real ale at home' so I can't publish it :(

Although there is this one on BYO which I'm going to try next.

Hi dinnerstick, sorry for the hijacking your thread :(
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Dicko » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:48 pm

If it was an Autumn celebration here in Oz the temperature certainly didn't reflect it.
Last Sunday it was 30 deg c in the brauhaus ( garage) and 36 outside.
My tap water was 30 deg as well so chilling was an effort. I got it down to 33 deg and then got some ice and made a slurry in a 60 litre fermenter and then pumped that through my immersion chiller which bought the wort to 19 deg no problem.
My brew was an AIPA based on a recipe from Dan from this forum.
I wont give the full recipe as it is not mine to give but it had an OG of 1065 and IBU of 64 tinseth. It featured Simcoe hop which I haven't used for ages along with some Galaxy and Chinook.
This was my second brew since being laid up for a while and it is good to get back into it again.
Thanks Dan for the recipe, I hope it turns out as good as the sample I tasted at your place a few weeks ago.:)
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Dan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 11:47 pm

Dicko wrote:If it was an Autumn celebration here in Oz the temperature certainly didn't reflect it.
Last Sunday it was 30 deg c in the brauhaus ( garage) and 36 outside.
My tap water was 30 deg as well so chilling was an effort. I got it down to 33 deg and then got some ice and made a slurry in a 60 litre fermenter and then pumped that through my immersion chiller which bought the wort to 19 deg no problem.
My brew was an AIPA based on a recipe from Dan from this forum.
I wont give the full recipe as it is not mine to give but it had an OG of 1065 and IBU of 64 tinseth. It featured Simcoe hop which I haven't used for ages along with some Galaxy and Chinook.
This was my second brew since being laid up for a while and it is good to get back into it again.
Thanks Dan for the recipe, I hope it turns out as good as the sample I tasted at your place a few weeks ago.:)


All good mate - I have no issues with you posting the recipe. We'll have to do a comparison with yours and my MKII when they're good to go :drink:
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Dicko » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:20 am

Dan wrote:
All good mate - I have no issues with you posting the recipe. We'll have to do a comparison with yours and my MKII when they're good to go :drink:


That sounds like a good plan Dan. I changed the Crystals slightly and added the dextrose that you suggested. It tasted good from the fermenter and the aroma is fantastic as well.

Anyway, here is the recipe;
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Recipe: 002 Red India Plale Ale   TYPE: All Grain
Style: American IPA
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 7.9 SRM      SRM RANGE: 6.0-15.0 SRM
IBU: 63.5 IBUs Tinseth   IBU RANGE: 40.0-70.0 IBUs
OG: 1.064 SG      OG RANGE: 1.056-1.075 SG
FG: 1.010 SG      FG RANGE: 1.010-1.018 SG
BU:GU: 0.990      Calories: 602.3 kcal/l   Est ABV: 7.2 %      
EE%: 62.00 %   Batch: 20.00 l      Boil: 30.26 l   BT: 80 Mins

---WATER CHEMISTRY ADDITIONS----------------

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
34.28 l               RO WATER Blank Canvas                    Water         1        -             
10.00 g               01 Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 m Water Agent   2        -             
8.00 g                02 Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins)     Water Agent   3        -             
2.00 g                03 Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins)   Water Agent   4        -             

Total Grain Weight: 6.24 kg   Total Hops: 155.00 g oz.

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
4.80 kg               Pale Malt, (Barrett Burston) (1.5 SRM)   Grain         5        76.9 %       
0.50 kg               Wheat Malt (Barrett Burston)(BeerBelly)  Grain         6        8.0 %         
0.30 kg               Munich I (Weyermann) (7.1 SRM)           Grain         7        4.8 %         
0.12 kg               Crystal, Dark Bairds (121.8 SRM)         Grain         8        1.9 %         
0.12 kg               Crystal, Medium Bairds (78.7 SRM)        Grain         9        1.9 %         


Name              Description                              Step Temp     Step Time     
Mash Step         Add 25.00 l of water and heat to 25.0 C  25.0 C        1 min         
Mash Step         Heat to 55.0 C over 24 min               55.0 C        10 min       
Mash Step         Heat to 66.0 C over 11 min               66.0 C        60 min       
Mash Step         Heat to 71.0 C over 6 min                71.0 C        20 min
Mash Step         Heat to 76.0 C over 4 min                76.0 C        15 min             
Sparge            Add 9.28 l of water and heat to 76.0 C   76.0 C        20 min       
   


---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.053 SG   Est OG: 1.064 SG
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.40 kg               Dextrose (0.0 SRM)                       Sugar         10       6.4 %             
20.00 g               2012 Simcoe [12.60 %] - Boil 30.0 min    Hop           12       19.1 IBUs     
16.00 g               2012 Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min   Hop           13       12.4 IBUs     
20.00 g               2012 Galaxy [13.40 %] - Boil 10.0 min    Hop           14       9.6 IBUs     
3.00 g                13 YEAST NUTRIENT (Boil 10.0 mins)       Other         15       -             
4.00 g                11 BREW BRITE (Boil 5.0 mins)            Fining        16       -             

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
30.00 g               2012 Galaxy [13.40 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  Hop           17       12.0 IBUs     
27.00 g               2012 Chinook [13.00 %] - Steep/Whirlpool Hop           18       10.5 IBUs     
42.00 g               2012 Simcoe [12.60%}  - Dry Hop 7 days
---FERM PROCESS-----------------------------
Primary Start: 09 Mar 2014 - 14.00 Days at 19.4 C
Secondary Start: 23 Mar 2014 - 10.00 Days at 18.3 C
Style Carb Range: 2.20-2.70 Vols
Bottling Date: 23 Mar 2014 with 2.3 Volumes CO2:

---NOTES------------------------------------
Recipe based on Dan T's AIPA but with some changes to the grain bill.

Yeast Starter is one pack of us05 into a 1.6 litre starter.

Predicted Mash PH 5.5  Actual PH at 30 mins into the 66 deg mash step is PH 5.44 at room temperature. PH of second runnings was PH 5.35

Massive hot break..almost a boil over.
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Beerkench » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:29 pm

Dicko wrote:
Dan wrote:
All good mate - I have no issues with you posting the recipe. We'll have to do a comparison with yours and my MKII when they're good to go :drink:


That sounds like a good plan Dan. I changed the Crystals slightly and added the dextrose that you suggested. It tasted good from the fermenter and the aroma is fantastic as well.

Anyway, here is the recipe;

-- snipped for readability --



Looks good. I love Simcoe. There's plenty of minerals in there though. I added 6 grams of gypsum once and thought it was too minerally. The beer did however age very well but I thought it was rough as hell after two weeks in the bottle.
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Twonky » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:48 pm

swiggingpig wrote:I get up to Devils bridge but not as much as I used to.


As with so many things.... :(

swiggingpig wrote:Hi dinnerstick, sorry for the hijacking your thread :(

Yes, sorry DinnerStick ;-)
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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby dinnerstick » Tue Mar 11, 2014 9:55 pm

Twonky wrote:
swiggingpig wrote:I get up to Devils bridge but not as much as I used to.


As with so many things.... :(

swiggingpig wrote:Hi dinnerstick, sorry for the hijacking your thread :(

Yes, sorry DinnerStick ;-)


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RE: welcoming spring 2014 with a brewday

Unread postby Twonky » Sat Mar 15, 2014 4:36 pm

:)
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