AG#88 – Casapollocade IPA
Posted September 30, 2012on:
Casapollocade IPA – As the name sort of says, this beer uses Cascade & Apollo hops in abundance for the late steep though bittering comes from two very healthy doses of Willamette
This beer is not shy and promises to be brash on the bitterness with floral, “dank” and piney notes, the Apollo are pretty pungent and might be better suited rolled in some Rizlas than soaked in wort!
Its been a little while since I brewed so I decided to make this a bit of a Pancake-day, used up all my Pale, Lager, Weyermann Munich Type I, and Oat malts… out with the old and in with the new etc etc….:)
Pale Malt – 45.6%
Lager Malt – 18.1%
Oat Malt – 15.2%
Munich Type I (Weyermann) – 14.6%
Caramalt – 4.6%
Amber Malt – 1.8%
Willamette – 6.4 % @ 60 mins – 75g – (First Wort Hop)
Willamette – 6.4 % @ 30 mins – 75g
Cascade – 7.9 % @ 0 mins – 100g – (20-30min Steep)
Apollo – 19.5 % @ 0 mins – 100g – (20-30min Steep)
Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.062
Final Gravity: 1.015
Alcohol Content: 6.2% ABV
Total Liquor: 32.9 Litres
Mash Liquor: 15.8 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 84 EBU
Colour: 18 EBC
Mash: over 90mins @67c
Yeast: Safale US-05
Liquor Treatment: GW Calc Dry Pale Ale
The Mash Temp, aimed for and hit my temp:
Liquor Salts & 75g of Willamette FWH:
Lots and lots of Hops:
First Sparge of the two batches:
Do you think 350g for a 23L brew-length is too much?:
Flameout Steep hops, 200g of them:
Chilled, nothing has settled out ‘cos there is a shed load of hops in there! Thinking logically this is a heck of a reason to use pellet hops for big heavily hopped beers as the retained wort would be much less:
All done, busy day; brewing, Exam revision, and tiling the kitchen…!
*7th Oct ’12 – Down to 1012 @ 22°c think its done, should I or shouldn’t I dry hop, wasn’t going to… Tastes to have a similar pungency to Green Bullet / Bobek in the mix. If I do dry hop I may use Magnum to test out an idea.
*Bottled 13th Oct ’12 – with 80g White Sugar
*22nd Oct ’12 – Taster bottle, this isn’t bad, bags of flavour it will hopefully dry out a little in bottle and become more of the IPA its meant to be, I never bothered dry hopping btw.
*1st Nov ’12 – I’m actually really enjoying this beer, bags of flavour, plenty of body and a tingle of bitterness without being too harsh.