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SAC IPA – You might see some similarities with this brew and my ‘Summit 73 E366‘ brew mainly the amounts and times of the late hops, I’m using up the last of my Pale & Lager malts along with the Cara/Crystal and some Dark Wheat.
I think this is the third year that a bunch of homebrewers have made the effort to brew on New Years Day, but its my fifth NYD brew in 5 years.

Fermentables:
Lager Malt – 44.3%
Munich Malt – 20.3% (some of this was English Munich and some was German)
Pale Malt – 19.5%
Wheat Malt Dark (Weyermann) – 6%
Flaked Wheat – 3.6%
Crystal Malt – 3.4%
Cara Hell – 3%

Hops:
Cluster Pellet – 7.9 % @ 60 mins – 40g (First Wort Hop)
Summit Whole – 17.5 % @ 15 mins – 15g
Apollo Whole – 19.5 % @ 15 mins – 15g
Cascade Whole – 7.9 % @ 15 mins – 15g
Summit Whole – 17.5 % @ 0 mins – 85g (20min steep)
Apollo Whole – 19.5 % @ 0 mins – 40g (20min steep)
Cascade Whole – 7.9 % @ 0 mins – 45g (20min steep)

Final Volume: 25 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.057
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 59 EBU
Colour: 24 EBC
Mash: 67°c for an inordinate amount of time
Yeast: Safale us-05 re-pitched from last gyle

Malts & Temp:
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First batch sparge running off:
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Big fat hit of flamout hops:
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Skimmed straight off the FV of Ring of Fire IPA, mixed with a little fresh wort and pitched at 20c:
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Maybe a touch darker than style, though beating it with a paddle it was smelling really good:
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It was a bit of a drawn out brewday as i was supposed to be viewing a second hand car or two but one sold and the seller of the other was a bit shit at replying to txt messages.

*Bottled & Casked 8th Jan ’14 – with 15g sugar to the cask and half a Tsp to each of 6 bottles, also the cask was dry hopped with a 60g blend of Summit, Apollo & Cascade. I think it tastes good, my smell and taste are a bit buggered at the moment thanks to a cold.

I shall be abstaining from brewdays for a while, normal service will resume once I’ve got through some of the beer!

This weekend I bottled my last two brews, Ta Moko II & Chinook Blonde and I’m still warm conditioning my Double IPA HopZilla IPA… so thats *6 crates of beer sat in our office/study/room/thing 🙂 *Crates hold 20 bottles of 500ml or 24 x 330ml

Garage beer stocks are pretty high with lots more full crates stashed in there too… the Temperature control on the fermentation fridge has been turned off and the HLT is empty! (Hop Freezer is Full!)

There are Whitelabs yeasts in the fridge to brew with once I get going again:

  • Brett WLP650 (Something with Flaked Oats and Wheat malt, lots of Cara/Crystal malts)
  • Belgian Blend (Might get some more Date Molasses)
  • Hefeweizen (I’ll go the whole decoction hog but hop with Amarillo & Nelson Sauvin +dry)
  • Kólsch (Ideas for an IPA, a Malty Smoke beer, and maybe a Red Rye)
  • San Diego Super (I’m sure I’ll have plenty of options for this one… US Brown re-brew with tweaks?)
  • Edinburgh Ale (Something British, might do a Fuggle IPA and a Coniston Bluebird-esqe bitter)

Malts are pretty plentiful too:

Pale Malt, Lager Malt, Caramalt, Choc Malt, Choc Wheat, Crystal, Extra Dark Crystal, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Pale Crystal, Carahell, Roast Barley, Carapils, Cara-munich Type III, Carafa Special III, Special B, CaraAmber, Medium Peat Smoked, Roasted Wheat, Black Malt, Brown Malt, Roasted Rye, Crystal Rye, Cara Vienna, Pale Oat Malt, Melanoidin, Flaked Wheat, Muinch Type I, Munich Type II, Amber Malt, Rye Malt, Rauch Malt, Flaked Maize.

Bulging Hop Freezer:

UK Cascade, Columbus, Challenger, Fuggle, Bobek, Goldings, Magnum, Summit, Willamette, Apollo, Chinook, Hersbrucker, Simcoe, NZ Cascade, Tettnang, Green Bullet, Aramis, Junga, Mount Hood, Spalter Select, Marynka, Cluster, Amarillo, Lubelski, Centennial, Riwaka, Citra, Northern Brewer, Galaxy, Super Alpha, Summer, Stella, NZ Hallertau Aroma, Pacific Gem, Warrior, Delta, Topaz, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Jade, Pacifica, Wai-iti, Kohatu, Wakatu, Motueka, East Kent Golding, Sticklebract.

I wonder how long I can go without firing up the HLT? 🙂 AG#88 will be a….????

Nelson Weizen – This is the first of my Wheat beer brews as detailed Here using Nelson Sauvin Hops to bitter and flavour the beer which will be fermented with Whitelabs WLP300.
I reduced my brew-length just a little to try and ensure I have enough malts to squeeze out the three or four intended wheat beer brews.

Fermentables:
Wheat Malt – 50%
Lager Malt – 45%
CaraHell (Weyermann) – 5%

Hops:
Nelson Sauvin AA 13.0 % @ 60 mins – 21g – (FWH)
Nelson Sauvin AA 13.0 % @ 5 mins – 41g

Final Volume: 21 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.050
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 4.9% ABV
Total Liquor: 28.8 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.2 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 41 EBU
Colour: 7 EBC
Yeast: Whitelabs WLP300 Hefeweizen
Mashed @ 66°C for over 2 hours (‘cos I had to go do some work!)
Boil: 60mins with 25min Steep
Liquor treatment: GW Calc General Purpose profile
Malts weighed out and Temperature taken:
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Weighing out the liquor treatments:
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FWH:
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The False bottom mash tun worked admirably again, even with 50% Wheat in the mix there was no sign at all of it sticking, I actually opened up the valve fully for a while to see if it would suck bits through and it didn’t and just flowed really fast:
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Hops and protafloc for the last 5 mins, followed with a 25min Copper Stand:
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WLP300 – Approx 500ml of Starter, I bottled 2 splits prior to this shot for the next two brews:
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I’d say this is near as damn it, I liquored back with 1 Litre before taking this shot:
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Leftovers in the copper, the wort settled out lovely and clear after cooling:
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The yeast starter was smelling great, all cleaned up and tidy, nice easy brewday 🙂

*Bottled 14th Aug ’11 with 80g of White Sugar dissolved in 100ml water and added to 20 litres of beer, FG 1010.
Tasting pretty good, the apple taste & aroma have now gone, left the bottles in the garage just in case I’ve made bottle bombs… though I shouldn’t have!

*First 1 week bottled taste – aroma is smooth caramel, taste maybe a mix of banana & grape, It has a dryness,  its different.


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