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C.C.A.N – Todays little hop-bomb. This actually started out as being an all Chinook idea as I’ve not done a single hop Chinook yet. I think this will be better though bittering comes from 2 additions of Chinook then a big Aroma Steep of Chinook, Citra, Amarillo & Nelson Sauvin.
This is also my National Homebrew Day (a day late ‘cos I had to work n stuff)

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 84%
Wheat Malt – 10%
Caramalt – 4%
Crystal Malt, Extra Dark – 2%

Copper Hops:
Chinook – 12.7 % @ 60 mins – 27g (First Wort Hop)
Chinook – 12.7 % @ 30 mins – 27g
Chinook – 12.7 % @ 0 mins – 30g (80c Steep 30mins)
Citra – 13.8 % @ 0 mins – 34g (80c Steep 30mins)
Amarillo – 9.5 % @ 0 mins – 30g (80c Steep 30mins)
Nelson Sauvin – 11.7 % @ 0 mins – 34g (80c Steep 30mins)

Dry Hops:
Motueka: 28g (pellets, what I had left)
Amarillo: 30g
Chinook: 18g (what was left in the packet)
Citra: 10g (just a touch of Citra, I wasn’t impressed with them dry)
Nelson Sauvin: 30g

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.051
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.2 Litres
Mash Liquor: 11.8 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 60 EBU
Colour: 23 EBC
Liquor: Burton Pale Ale profile in GW Calc (should help accentuate the hops and the bitterness)
Mash: 67c for 60mins
Sparge Liquor: 76c
Boil: 60mins
Yeast: Safale US-05

Malt Temp, with Liquor treatments added to the malts before mashing:
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A collection of hops from ThriftyShopper, BarleyBotton, GrimsbyHomebrew and WorcesterHopsShop, Motueka dry hops are from CraftBrewer in Australia:
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Some weighed out hops etc:
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Late 80c Steep hops in for 30min soak:
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Brewsheet notes and Yeast:
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Suppose to be 1051, near enough eh:
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Bit of a cock up, I was recycling my cooling water back to my HLT, watching a mark on my sight glass rather than the water level, showered water all over and wet a socket (eek!) Hopefully no damage done. Other than that a fairly lazy brewday, rehydrated my yeast for the first time in ages (reminded or guilted into it by others on Twitter, I should be nice to my yeast more often rather than the usual Dry Sprinkle on the wort).

*13th May ’11 Dry Hopped with 116g of Hops ;)
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*Bottled 21st May ’11 with 75g White Sugar primings, I filled 20x 500ml bottles and 1x 330ml, there must have been a good litre or so soaked into the Dry hops.

*Taster 28th May ’11 – Mmmmm Dry Hopped lovliness. Tasting this good this early probably means that in a couple of weeks it will be amazing πŸ™‚

*ReviewedΒ 20th Aug ’11 at www.davelozman.co.uk/beer/ag-54/ Dave had the oldest and very last bottle of this Hoppy brew, many thanks for the kind review.

I had plans of doing some Hop gardening today, I got as far as screwing some Rawl Eye Bolts into the house then it started to rain and hail.
Paul over at BarleyBottom mentioned it was National Home Brew Day or something… so what the heck! Its a Mayday brew πŸ™‚
I’m using mostly Lager hops, Perle & Saaz with a small addition of Cascade in the final Flame out steep, I had a bag of Mild Ale malt that I thought I’d find a use for with a couple of small additions of Crystal-malt-esque things and a tad of wheat malt for head retention.

May Day

Fermentables:
Golden Promise 4000g 74.1%
Mild Ale Malt 1000g 18.5%
Wheat Malt 200g 3.7%
Cara Red 100g 1.9%
Aromatic Malt 100g 1.9%

Hops:
Perle 60 mins 50g (split 50:50 between FWH & Start of Boil)
Saaz 15 mins 50g
Saaz 0 mins 50g (20min steep)
Cascade 0 mins 10g (20min steep)

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.052
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 5.3% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.7 Litres
Mash Liquor: 13.5 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 48 EBU
Colour: 12 EBC

Mashing for 1 hour, Boiling for 1 hour. Good healthy Teaspoon of Gypsum to the Mash.
Yeast to be Whitelabs Edinburgh Ale yeast which might be nice πŸ™‚

Mashing:
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Mash Temp at start:
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Hops all weighed and ready:
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Did a pH just to see if I still don’t need to bother:
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Sparge:
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FWH, I split the bittering addition between FWH and Start of boil:
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Start of boil hops:
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Predicted 1052, maybe a little over:
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Really tasty wort, pitched a couple of splits of a Whitelabs Edinburgh Ale yeast
πŸ™‚ Will clean my copper tomorrow.

Dry Hopping with 20g of Mittlefruh 10th May ’10 for 3 days.

*Bottled 16th May ’10 with 70g Sugar priming, tasting very good with a nice floral edge πŸ™‚


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