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Beer 35

Beer 35
For 5 gallons – 40 pints

Used mash tun. Strike temp 77.
Mash for 90 minutes. Batch sparged, 2x batches. Total extracted wort – 4 gallons, 32 pints. Boiled with this then made up with cold to 40 pints in fermenter.

Used hop bags for all hops.

Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Pale Malt 5 EBC 10 lbs. 11.7 oz 4870 grams 80%
Munich Malt 20 EBC 1 lbs. 5.4 oz 605 grams 10%
Crystal Malt 130 EBC 1 lbs. 5.4 oz 605 grams 10%

 

Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
Ella Pellet 15 % 60 mins 0 lbs. 0.6 oz 18 grams 13.8%
Centennial Whole 11 % 10 mins 0 lbs. 0.9 oz 25 grams 19.2%
Amarillo Whole 10.1 % 10 mins 0 lbs. 0.9 oz 25 grams 19.2%
Centennial Whole 11 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 0.7 oz 20 grams 15.4%
Amarillo Whole 10.1 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 0.7 oz 20 grams 15.4%
Amarillo – Hop Tea Pellet 10.1 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 0.8 oz 22 grams 16.9%

 

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 34.4 Litres
Mash Liquor: 15.2 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 65 %
Bitterness: 45.9424785366538 EBU
Colour: 33 EBC
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Beer 32 – Christmas 2012

Beer 32
For 32 pints (4 gallons)

32 pints water of water
2Kg pale malt (crushed)
1Kg Crystal malt (crushed)
0.5Kg Pale spray malt

300g Golden Syrup – added in last 10 mins of boil

42g Cascade  (14.6% AA) (60 mins)
10g Cascade (14.6% AA) (30 mins)
10g Cascade (14.6% AA) (20 mins)
4g seaweed (20 mins)
10g Cascade (14.6% AA) (10 mins)

‘Boil in the bag mash’. Squeezed bag. Need to sort out a better way of doing this.

Anyway:

Bag in @70C
Heated to 66C then kept temperature around this value for 90 minutes moving the bag around

Then proceeded like other recipes

Used hop bags for all hops.

Fermented in separate vessel to mash – attempt to reduce oxygen contact after fermentation is complete

SG before fermentation – 1.045 (note that I thought it was significantly less but it was affected by heat)
//*SG after fermentation ~
Boil – Thr 15th Nov 2012
Primary Fermentation End – Wed 21st nov

Wed 21st nov – Didn’t take off yeast. Added massive 32g of old cascade hop tea.

Attempting 39 IBU with 5.2%

Hello world!

Thought that I would try and write down a few of my thoughts this year. Its been an interesting one, new baby, new house. I’m sure they’ll read like an instruction booklet but you’ve got to start somewhere….