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AG#19 – Munich 5000 IPA

Posted on: January 24, 2010

This is an excuse to use 5kg of Munich, and the hops are an excuse to make the freezer drawer shut properly! 🙂  If I was being sensible I’d be making my planned 12 litre brew of St Austell’s Admirals Ale, but I’m not being sensible and only put this together this morning with a late start with the Mash start @ 12.45pm which will be for 90mins @ about 64C to try for the maximum fermentable sugars.
Yeast is going to be some Whitelabs Burton Ale yeast (3 yeast splits going to go in without a starter as they could do with using up) I know this yeast is going to eat up hope flavour and aroma so there’s going to be a good bit of dry hopping following initial fermentation.
I’ve added a good helping of Gypsum added to the mash so bring out the hops and make the yeast happy.

I’m hoping for a Hoppy and Bitter IPA with a balancing maltiness (but not too balancing as I want a fairly big hit!) 🙂

Munich 5000 IPA

Munich Malt 20 EBC 5000g
Wheat Malt 3.5 EBC 500g
Caramalt 20 EBC 200g

Aurora @60 mins 45g
Beeta @30 mins 50g
Beeta @15 mins 40g
Aurora @15 mins 35g
Celeia 35 grams (Might do either flame out or 80C steep for 30mins)
Beeta 10g (Dry Hop in FV)
Aurora 10g (Dry Hop in FV)
Celeia 20g (Dry Hop in FV)

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 5.4% ABV
Total Liquor: 34 Litres
Mash Liquor: 14.3 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 72 EBU
Colour: 34 EBC

Munich malt, caramalt, wheat malt, Gypsum and grain temp:
Filling and pre-heating the mash tun:
Doughing in:
Start of mash Temp:
pH right on the money:
The hops:
Recycling batch sparge runnings, sparge was pretty horrible:
15min hops:
Flame out steep hops:
Hydrometer with temp correction is about 1052, 3 points low:

Late start, late finish, things went to plan just a few points adrift on the OG and sparge was annoying.
The wort was very tasty, just a nice tingly bitterness and nice and fresh tasting, should ferment out to some bitter-goodness 🙂
I’ve got a little less than I anticipated left for dry hopping, but that still means that I’ll be sinking a hop bag with 35g in it, I need to find a suitable weight 🙂

This is the most hops I’ve put in anything, 205g to the copper with 35g for Dry hopping as mentioned 🙂

*Bottled 10th Feb 2010 with 120g DSM

2 Responses to "AG#19 – Munich 5000 IPA"

Some interesting hops in there (and two new ones for me). I had Admirals Ale when I went to Cornwall a good 5 years ago now. I’m hoping a couple of bottles may come my way in the next week or so – I want to try to brew something like Admirals and Tribute which both use munich (Cornish Gold). Hope it turns out well, though I’m guessing a long maturation?

Maybe a long maturation, I have this dry hopping with about 35g of a mix of all the hops… its really bringing the flavours out.
I’d probably have a percentage of pale malt in the mix for when I do try to do an Admirals Ale, my OG was not quite where it should have been which I think was due to the Munich not extracting quite as much.
This will be bottled this weekend.

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