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Magnum IPA – or ‘Magnam Style’ I’ve been wanting to try this for a while and I got some T90 off the jolly nice @Misterjk from Quantum Brewery, swapped for some homebrew Nice simple Malt bill, the T90’s will be used to dry Hop the FV.

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 82.5%
Munich Malt – 17.5%

Hops:
Magnum Whole 12.7 % @ 60 mins – 40g (FWH)
Magnum Whole 12.7 % @ 5 mins – 60g (20min Stand)

Dry Hops:
Magnum Pellet 100g when fermentation has finished

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 5.6% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 65 EBU
Colour: 14 EBC
Mash: 60mins @ 68c
Yeast: Safale us-05

Weighing the malts:
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First Runnings:
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To be liquored back to 1056:
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Not so many pics today, ended up with 1.5 litres more than my target volume 🙂

*13th Feb ’14 – Dry Hopped with 100g Magnum T90 pellets as it was close to final gravity.

*Bottled 24th Feb ’14 – with 122g white sugar, tastes pretty bland with some light grassiness from the dry hop 🙂

*14th Mar ’14 – This is actually not bad, crisp carbonation and smooth bitterness, very easy drinking.

iFuggle
iFuggle – I’ve been threatening doing this for a while, a big-ass Fuggle IPA, its an experiment and I may not like it but thats no reason not to try! And its a while since I made a British IPA.
The Dextrose will go in with the Protafloc in the last 10 minutes so as not to effect the hop utilisation, I’m using a couple of @MagicRockStu’s tips too.

Fermentables:
Pale Malt – 80%
Dextrose – 12.4%
Vienna Malt – 5.5%
Amber Malt – 2%

Hops:
Cluster Pellet – 7.9 % @ 75 mins – 150g (Start of boil)
Fuggle Whole – 5.1 % @ 5 mins – 150g
Fuggle Pellet – 4.3 % @ 0 mins – 100g (Dry Hop in FV)

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.083
Final Gravity: 1.019
Alcohol Content: 8.4% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 137 EBU
Colour: 15 EBC
Mash: 60-90mins @ 63°c (I actually hit 64°c)
Boil: 75mins
Yeast: Safale us-05 – 2 packs

The malts, a fairly full bucket with just over 7kg:
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150g Cluster T90 pellets:
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Second batch sparge running in:
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In go the pellets at the start of boil:
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The late whole fuggles go in at 5mins left:
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I liquored back from 1085.5 to 1083, and ended up with 22.3L in the FV:
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Yeast pitched at 20°c, in the fermenting fridge set to 20°c too, cleaned up, no fuss as usual 🙂

*16th Nov ’13 – Gravity at 1021, tasting rather sweet, could that 1°c higher than my planned 63°c mash temp be to blame? I was hoping for nearer to 1010 by now. I have dry hopped with with 100g Fuggles pellets and given it a good rouse, hopefully it will drop a few more points.

*18th Nov ’13 – Gravity at 1013 this is more like it, a couple more points and I’ll be happy.

*20th Nov ’13 – Gravity at 1008! Makes this 10% which is quite a big beer and about 2% stronger than planned 😀

*Bottled 30th Nov ’13 – with about 75g white sugar, my scales were messing me around, tastes strong and traditional, good dark straw colour. It actually finished fermenting at 1006.5 making it 10.2%!

Citra Pale – I thought it about time I jump on the Citra-Train so, thanks to Toby from Red Willow Brewery for the hop Pellets, here I go….
I’m going for lots of flavour and not too bitter with a few flaked oats for a bit of extra mouth-feel.

Fermentables:
Lager Malt – 55%
Wheat Malt – 35%
Cara Munich Type III – 5%
Flaked Oats – 5%

Hops:
Magnum Whole – 14.5 % -60 mins – 15g (FWH)
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % -15 mins – 10g
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % -0 mins – 40g (80c Steep for 20-30mins)
Citra Pellet – 11.1 % -0 mins – 10g (Dry Hop)

Final Volume: 15 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol Content: 5.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 22.9 Litres
Mash Liquor: 8.1 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 80 %
Bitterness: 41 EBU
Colour: 18 EBC

Yeast: Safale US-05
Liquor Treatment: GW Calc General Purpose
Mashed for 60mins

Malts weighed out:
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Today’s lovely hops, the Citra spell amazing:
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Pellets, smell good, were evil later:
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My Mesh Hop Stopper’s first outing, worked about as badly as it could, I need to make a large area mesh version for pellet hops:
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Running mash off into copper:
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The money shot:
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Break material & fecking pellet hops!:
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Other than my crap mesh hop-stopper for pellets, an easy brewday.

*Malts & Hops, Yeast & Liquor Treatments bought from the following:
www.barleybottom.com
www.themaltmiller.co.uk
*Base malts from work

*Bottled 20th Mar ’11


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