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Citrallenger – The second of today’s brews and my 50th All Grain brew anniversary, this called for something a bit special. I’m thinking that spicy/ peppery Challenger are going to Blend well with the Herbal pungency of the Citra, backed up by a very solid bitterness from the Centennial Hops.
A pretty big beer, double IPA bla bla

Fermentables:
Lager Malt – 52.6%
Pale Malt – 32.4%
Flaked Oats – 5.4%
Caramalt – 5%
Wheat Malt – 4.6%

Hops:
Centennial Whole – 11.5 % 60 mins – 41g (FWH)
Centennial Whole – 11.5 % 30 mins – 51g
Challenger Whole – 7.6 % 0 mins – 50g (80c Steep for 30mins)
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % 0 mins – 31g (80c Steep for 30mins)

Final Volume: 15 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.070
Final Gravity: 1.017
Alcohol Content: 6.9% ABV
Total Liquor: 24.2 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.8 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 118 EBU
Colour: 10 EBC

Yeast: Safale US-05
Mashed for 90mins
Liquor Treatment: GW Calc General Purpose

Malts and temp:
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Centennial were used to bitter at 60mins & 30mins:
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Batch sparge liquor at 77c running to mash tun:
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Action shot, in go the lates:
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Annoyingly the Pellet hops clogged up my ‘Works like magic every-time’ regular hop-stopper, so pretty slow run-off to fermenter… Just a couple of OG points low.

Easy brewday bar the slow run-off, doing a bit different hop schedule on this one, with the 2 centennial bittering additions and just one fairly large Aroma steep at 80c.

*Bottled 23rd Mar ’11

Liquorice & Treacle Stout – I’ve been thinking about both liquorice and treacle in a stout for a while. This is going to be V.1 (proceed with caution) and next weekend I will do a V.2 (less cautious) with a lot more Treacle in it, somewhere between 2-5% of the malt bill.

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 1990g – 70.3%
Flaked Barley – 280g – 10%
Caramalt – 280g – 10%
Roasted Barley – 125g – 4.5%
Chocolate Malt – 125g – 4.5%
Sugar, Black Treacle – 21g – 0.7%

Hops:
Centennial @ 60 mins – 17g
Centennial @ 5 mins – 9g

Copper Additions:
Liquorice Powder @ 5mins – 10.4g
Protafloc Tablet @ 15-20mins – Half a Tablet

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 5% ABV
Total Liquor: 19 Litres
Mash Liquor: 7 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 37 EBU
Colour: 235 EBC

Water treatment to the Stout Profile in the GW Calc, added to the Malts and blended / Mashing in.
Mash for 90mins and Boil for 60mins.
Yeast probably just Safale S-04.

The malts, pale malt; caramalt; roasted barley; chocolate malt; flaked barley:
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Mini Mash Tun in use for the first time in ages, it just manages this brew length:
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Treacle weighed out:
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Liquorice Powder weighed out:
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First batch sparge:
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In go the Bittering hops, Centennial:
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its 1054/55, so near as damn it on the money:
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I cooled a bit far, oops, popped it by the radiator in the Kitchen to warm up:
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Kind of a drawn out brewday as I was finishing off the 50L brewery I was making.

*Bottled 15th Dec ’10 with 30g White Sugar, tasting plenty liquorice and hints of the Treacle still in there 🙂

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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