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AG#110 – Ring of Fire IPA

Posted on: December 27, 2013

Ring of Fire IPA – if you recall sometime last year I did a brew called ‘Ring of Fire‘ which had some big orange notes to it from hopping, this is the IPA version with added Nelson Sauvin, the NS should add a good muskiness.

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 70%
Flaked Wheat – 13%
Munich Malt I (Weyermann) – 10%
Carapils (Weyermann) – 4%
Cara Hell (Weyermann) – 3%

Hops:
NZ Pacifica – 6.1 % @ 60 mins – 40g
Pacific Jade – 15.1 % @ 60 mins – 23g
Pacific Jade – 15.1 % @ 5 mins – 30g
NZ Pacifica – 6.1 % @ 5 mins – 30g
Nelson Sauvin – 13.0 % @ 5 mins – 30g

Dry Hops:
Pacific Jade – 35g
NZ Pacifica – 35g
Nelson Sauvin – 35g

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 78 EBU
Colour: 11 EBC
Mash: 90mins @ 67c
Yeast: Safale us-05 x2

The Malts, it was actually 11c once it had settled down:
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The First Wort Hops:
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Recirculating the first runnings:
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Sparge number 1:
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Break material after cooling, just half a Protafloc Tab:
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Running off to FV, 2 packs of yeast used rather than 1 pack which would be slightly under-pitching:
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Bit of a late start, my day didn’t go to plan, but the wort tasted great and the hops smelled just right :)

*29th Dec ’13 – Gravity at 1023.5 and tasting all woody and musky, very nice, smells ace :)

*2nd Jan ’14 – Tasting really good before dry hopping so I’ve decided to leave it as it is, from experience the main hop character from dry hopping would have been the Nelson Sauvin.

*Bottled 11th Jan ’14 with 129g White sugar, tasting good.

*22 Jan ’14 – Tasting good, a nice blend of all three hops with nothing over powering, maybe a touch more bitterness would be nice.

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[…] Final Volume: 25 Litres Original Gravity: 1.057 Final Gravity: 1.014 Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV Mash Efficiency: 75 % Bitterness: 59 EBU Colour: 24 EBC Mash: 67°c for an inordinate amount of time Yeast: Safale us-05 re-pitched from last gyle […]

[…] Being a novice home brewer I wasn’t up to attempting to create my own recipe, so the hunt started for one to borrow from elsewhere. Being a follower of all things beery on twitter, I decided to have a hunt around a few people I follow and their excellent blogs. I decided to go for a recipe brewed by Ade at pdtnc. The recipe was his Ring of Fire IPA. […]

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