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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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Craft Brewers Association 1st

Craft Brewers Association 2010 competition held at the Copper Dragon Brewery, my ‘Over-run By Yanks v1.2’ Won the Strong Ale class 🙂

I’ve been pondering on this one for a while, I think this is going to make a good combo of Hops… with hopefully a slightly spicy edge from the Crystal Rye and some good maltiness. Thats the plan at least!

Nelson Brucker

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 2740g – 75% (Actually 3650g as I weighed the total grain amount rather than the Pale malt!)
Crystal Rye Malt – 365g – 10%
Munich Malt – 365g – 10%
Torrefied Wheat – 180g – 5%

Hops:
Hallertauer Hersbrucker @ 60 mins 15g
Nelson Sauvin @ 60 mins 15g
Hallertauer Hersbrucker @ 15 mins 40g
Nelson Sauvin @ 15 mins 20g
Nelson Sauvin @ 0 mins 20g
Hallertauer Hersbrucker @ 0 mins 30g

Final Volume: 23 Litres – I’ve been going against my half batches a bit lately ;)
Original Gravity: 1.040 – (Actually 1.050 due to Pale malt mess up!)
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 3.9% ABV – (Actually 5%)
Total Liquor: 32 Litres
Mash Liquor: 9.1 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 85 % – I’m starting out at 85% now rather than 75% (Actual Efficiency was 86.2%)
Bitterness: 42 EBU – (Actually 39 as I added 5 mins to boil to compensate a little)
Colour: 28 EBC – (Actually 30EBC, though it does look a nice colour)

Today’s malts:
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Weighing out the salts:
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Boring Mash shot:
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Our hops today are…:
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First runnings going into the copper with First Wort hops:
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Copper about Half full, collected a total of 30L @ 10.2Brix = 1.039, 108% Mash Efficiency??!! I think I must have weighed something wrong?! Maybe an extra kilo of Pale if it looks like its going to be a 5.1% after the boil:
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Weirdly I managed to hit 1040!:
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Quite like this colour, its Beer coloured:
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Pitched Safale US-05 at 22-23c
The post boil gravity was 1043 according to the Refractometer’s 11.2brix which should make the 4% beer I was aiming for if it finishes at 1012! (I’m a little confused about all this, should I really stick to 75% mash efficiency in my recipe software?)
1043 – 1012 x 0.129=3.999% ABV

*Bottled 22nd Sept ’10 with 75g White Sugar


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