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BeerRitz in Headingley, Leeds and are holding a Home brewing competition with Copper Dragon in Skipton, the idea is to re-mix their beers creating your own version with their ingredients… this one is mine.
I’ll add the recipe after judging has been done so here is my pictorial brewday, and not forgetting today is National Homebrew Day.

Today is National Homebrew Day, this is my recipe:
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The old tiny 15 Litre bucket Mash tun:
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Tiny Mash tun’s copper manifold:
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Malts, Gypsum & Temp:
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Decide to use the THBF Water treatment calculator today so most of the salts go in the boil rather than in the mash, the mash only gets the gypsum for the volume of the Mash Liquor:
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Aimed for 68°c & got 68°c for a 1 hour mash, I got 81.6% Efficiency:
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The Tiny Mash tun only just squeezes a 15 litre brew-length sparge in:
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Late Hops:
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First runnings going into the copper with the First Wort UK Cascade hops and remaining liquor salts:
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Bandit the brewers helper, chews plastic and stuff:
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NZ Cascade hops:
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Nice clear wort as the break material settles in the copper:
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The money shot, near enough 1037 for me:
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A pretty fast no fuss brewday, chilled to 20°c and pitched Safale us-05 yeast, fingers crossed I’ll get this fermented and dry hopped / Bottled in time for the closing date! Again I used the iPhone and Instagram for taking the brewday photos, its really very easy!

My previous National Homebrew Day brews AG#25 May Day and AG#54 – C.C.A.N

*8th May ’12 – Checked gravity 1013 @ 23°c dry hopped with 19g US Cascade Pellets, I’ll do a further 40g once the beer can be chilled down after reaching FG.

*9th May ’12 – Gravity 1010 @ 20°c Tastes lovely with the pellet dry hops already making a nice impact.

*12th May ’12 – Chilling to 17°c and dry hopped with over double what the first dry hop was. Will further chill to 13°-11°c then 4°c to drop the pellet hops out.

*Bottled 20 May ’12 – with 60g white sugar, tasting pretty good 🙂

Leedsbrew & BroadfordBrewer’s take on the ReMix Competition, anyone else done a blog of their entry?

I didn’t win so here’s my recipe in full

CopperRitz

Fermentable   Colour   lb: oz   Grams   Ratio
Pale Malt   5 EBC   5 lbs. 6.7 oz   2460 grams   100%

Hop Variety   Type   Alpha   Time   lb: oz   grams   Ratio
UK Cascade   Whole   5.7 %   60 mins   0 lbs. 1.1 oz   30 grams   25%
Columbus (Tomahawk)   Whole   16.5 %   5 mins   0 lbs. 0.7 oz   20 grams   16.7%
NZ Cascade   Whole   8.5 %   0 mins   0 lbs. 1.1 oz   30 grams   25%
Cascade   Pellet   5.9 %   0 mins   0 lbs. 1.4 oz   40 grams   33.3%

Final Volume:   15   Litres
Original Gravity:   1.037
Final Gravity:   1.009
Alcohol Content:   3.6%   ABV
Total Liquor:   22   Litres
Mash Liquor:   5.9   Litres
Mash Efficiency:   75   %
Bitterness:   36   EBU
Colour:   6   EBC

This is actually drinking pretty well, i could happily drink quite a few of these and not get bored 🙂 If I changed anything it would be to do a third or second heavier dry hop, and if it wasn’t to the competition rules I’d add a touch of wheat & 10% Carapils for body.

The winners are here http://ghostdrinker.blogspot.co.uk/2012 … er-is.html jolly good brewing guys 🙂

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 🙂

*Reviewed 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.


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