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2nd Extract brew – Bramling Cross IPA

Posted on: April 25, 2009

2nd Extract brew – Bramling Cross IPA πŸ™‚
This time its a 12 litre brew, so more than a demijohn full like my first extract, this time its in a new small 15 Litre FV bucket which is a nice manageable size for lugging up and down the cellar steps!
This was a real test for my stock-pot conversion to boiler (I should blog the details) πŸ˜‰

The recipe:
Malt Extract Syrup Pale – 5.5 EBC – 1500 grams
Dried Malt Extract Pale – 10 EBC – 390 grams
Wheat Malt Extract – 8 EBC – 50 grams
Crystal Wheat Malt – 125 EBC – 50 grams
Roasted Barley – 1350 EBC – 20 grams

Bramling Cross – 38 grams – 60 Mins
Bramling Cross – 26 grams – 15 Mins
Bramling Cross – 10 grams (added to steep for about 20 mins at 80 Deg C)

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Bitterness: 61 EBU
Colour: 31 EBC

The Ingredients:

Bramling Cross Hops:

First batch of hops gone in, grain bags bobbing around:

Run-off from boiler into FV3, which was cooled in the bath:


Yeast Starter, the Safale us-05 was mad-for-it with loads of fine bubbles:

Hydro @ 35 degrees, apparently its really about 1044 (6 or 7 points below where it should have been):

15 Litre FV tucked up to bed:

Things I’d change:
The way the boiler drains off through the hop stopper could be improved, I’m thinking a short curved copper pipe.
The Linen bags for the grain are a little watertight, though they did their job, I shall have to search for muslin bags πŸ˜‰
Immersion cooler wouldn’t go a miss!!
I maybe wouldn’t rinse the hops with as much liquor next time so as to keep the right gravity, I should have checked the hydro in the FV and adjusted after πŸ™‚

**Update**
Bottled 6/5/09 with 50g Dry Spray Malt instead of sugar @ FG 1010.

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