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Citra Pale – I thought it about time I jump on the Citra-Train so, thanks to Toby from Red Willow Brewery for the hop Pellets, here I go….
I’m going for lots of flavour and not too bitter with a few flaked oats for a bit of extra mouth-feel.

Fermentables:
Lager Malt – 55%
Wheat Malt – 35%
Cara Munich Type III – 5%
Flaked Oats – 5%

Hops:
Magnum Whole – 14.5 % -60 mins – 15g (FWH)
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % -15 mins – 10g
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % -0 mins – 40g (80c Steep for 20-30mins)
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % -0 mins – 10g (Dry Hop)

Final Volume: 15 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 22.9 Litres
Mash Liquor: 8.1 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 41 EBU
Colour: 18 EBC

Yeast: Safale US-05
Liquor Treatment: GW Calc General Purpose
Mashed for 60mins

Malts weighed out:
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Today’s lovely hops, the Citra spell amazing:
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Pellets, smell good, were evil later:
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My Mesh Hop Stopper’s first outing, worked about as badly as it could, I need to make a large area mesh version for pellet hops:
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Running mash off into copper:
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The money shot:
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Break material & fecking pellet hops!:
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Other than my crap mesh hop-stopper for pellets, an easy brewday.

*Malts & Hops, Yeast & Liquor Treatments bought from the following:
www.barleybottom.com
www.themaltmiller.co.uk
*Base malts from work

*Bottled 20th Mar ’11

Rangeleys Ale – A Blonde Ale bittered with Magnum, lots of late Saaz, a touch of Centennial at the end. Brewing for a Christmas present.
Recipe based around one I made called ‘May Day’ which turned out to be rather tasty so essentially this is a Tweaked re-brew:)

Should be a good one :)

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 4030g – 85%
Caramalt – 235g – 5%
Wheat Malt – 235g – 5%
Aromatic Malt – 115g – 2.5%
Cara Red – 115g – 2.5%

Hops:
Magnum @ 60 mins 11g
Magnum @ 30 mins 5g
Brewers Gold @ 30 mins 6g
Saaz @ 15 mins 50g
Saaz @ 0 mins 30g
Centennial @ 0 mins 20g

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 4.8% ABV
Total Liquor: 33 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.4 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 37 EBU
Colour: 13 EBC

Yeast is Safale US-05 for a nice clean beer
Mast at 68c for 90mins
Boil for 60mins
Liquor salts as per the GW Calc ‘Dry Pale Ale’

The Start of creating a Bottle Label:
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Pretty cold in my garage, so malt at 12c:
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Weighing out the Gypsum:
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Weighing out the Calcium Chloride & Magnesium Sulphate:
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Mash put to bed for 90mins:
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Hops Weighed out:
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Top-down shot of the Mash running into the copper:
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I did a 30min steep at 80c for the flame-out hops:
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its actually 1055, 14 Brix:
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Running to the FV:
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:)

*Bottled 2nd Dec ’10 with 70g white sugar

Stateside Torpedo IPA – A serious double boiled (due to being a bit tipsy) Hopped-to-F@#K American Pale Ale with the Malt Bill coming from a Mikkeller Stateside IPA and Most of the Hopping coming from a Sierra Nevada Torpedo clone… Yeahhh!! We Made Beer!!! Eventually ;)
Today was mainly about giving a brewing lesson to Rob….

Fermentables:
Lager Malt – 3800g – 70%
Munich Malt – 650g – 12%
Flaked Oats – 540g – 10%
Cara Munich Type I – 430g – 8%

Hops:
Magnum 75 mins @ 20g
Crystal 25 mins @ 80g
Magnum 25 mins @ 40g
Crystal 15 mins @ 10g
Magnum 15 mins @ 5g
****At this point in the day we re-boiled for 15mins as we’d forgot the Protafloc Tablet, obviously caused by starting drinking at 11am (see photos)
Then decided to give it some more hops as the extra 15mins would have killed the Aroma

Centennial – 0 mins @ 28g
Centennial – 0 mins @ 28g
Hallertauer Mittlefruh – 0 mins 0 lbs. 1.1 oz 30 grams 12.4% – Dry Hop in Fermenter after initial fermentation

Final Volume: 19 Litres – (Ended up with a good bit less!)
Original Gravity: 1.065 – (Actually ended up with 1.073 after the re-boil)
Final Gravity: 1.019
Alcohol Content: 6% ABV
Total Liquor: 29.3 Litres
Mash Liquor: 13.6 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 114 EBU – (Re-calculated, should have been about 70 I think!)
Colour: 26 EBC

90min Mash, 60min Boil then cool followed by a 15min boil then cool!!
Yeast – Safale US-05

Bit drunk, but an interesting brewday with Rob from http://www.hopzine.com :)
Cheers to Paul from http://www.BarleyBottom.com for the Last minute Crystal Hops :)

No Brewday pictures as we were busy nattering and drinking a fine selection of beers Rob brought :)

The Aftermath Pictures….
We had a few beers!:
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Leftovers:
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Mess:
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Lots of hops!:
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This mornings fine layer of head forming, sat at 18c so I’ve put it somewhere a little warmer now:
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Mash Efficiency was 82.5% – 25L @ 1.051 collected in the copper.

:)

*Bottled 19th Oct ’10 with 65g sugar

FG was 1020 meaning that this beer is about 6.9% ABV

Dry Hopping was actually; 15g Mittlefruh, 5g Magnum, 5g Cascade for 9 days


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