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BeerRitz in Headingley, Leeds and are holding a Home brewing competition with Copper Dragon in Skipton, the idea is to re-mix their beers creating your own version with their ingredients… this one is mine.
I’ll add the recipe after judging has been done so here is my pictorial brewday, and not forgetting today is National Homebrew Day.
Today is National Homebrew Day, this is my recipe:
The old tiny 15 Litre bucket Mash tun:
Tiny Mash tun’s copper manifold:
Malts, Gypsum & Temp:
Decide to use the THBF Water treatment calculator today so most of the salts go in the boil rather than in the mash, the mash only gets the gypsum for the volume of the Mash Liquor:
Aimed for 68°c & got 68°c for a 1 hour mash, I got 81.6% Efficiency:
The Tiny Mash tun only just squeezes a 15 litre brew-length sparge in:
First runnings going into the copper with the First Wort UK Cascade hops and remaining liquor salts:
Bandit the brewers helper, chews plastic and stuff:
NZ Cascade hops:
Nice clear wort as the break material settles in the copper:
The money shot, near enough 1037 for me:
A pretty fast no fuss brewday, chilled to 20°c and pitched Safale us-05 yeast, fingers crossed I’ll get this fermented and dry hopped / Bottled in time for the closing date! Again I used the iPhone and Instagram for taking the brewday photos, its really very easy!
*8th May ’12 – Checked gravity 1013 @ 23°c dry hopped with 19g US Cascade Pellets, I’ll do a further 40g once the beer can be chilled down after reaching FG.
*9th May ’12 – Gravity 1010 @ 20°c Tastes lovely with the pellet dry hops already making a nice impact.
*12th May ’12 – Chilling to 17°c and dry hopped with over double what the first dry hop was. Will further chill to 13°-11°c then 4°c to drop the pellet hops out.
*Bottled 20 May ’12 – with 60g white sugar, tasting pretty good
I didn’t win so here’s my recipe in full
Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Pale Malt 5 EBC 5 lbs. 6.7 oz 2460 grams 100%
Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
UK Cascade Whole 5.7 % 60 mins 0 lbs. 1.1 oz 30 grams 25%
Columbus (Tomahawk) Whole 16.5 % 5 mins 0 lbs. 0.7 oz 20 grams 16.7%
NZ Cascade Whole 8.5 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 1.1 oz 30 grams 25%
Cascade Pellet 5.9 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 1.4 oz 40 grams 33.3%
Final Volume: 15 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.037
Final Gravity: 1.009
Alcohol Content: 3.6% ABV
Total Liquor: 22 Litres
Mash Liquor: 5.9 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 36 EBU
Colour: 6 EBC
This is actually drinking pretty well, i could happily drink quite a few of these and not get bored If I changed anything it would be to do a third or second heavier dry hop, and if it wasn’t to the competition rules I’d add a touch of wheat & 10% Carapils for body.
The winners are here http://ghostdrinker.blogspot.co.uk/2012 … er-is.html jolly good brewing guys