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Abyss Imperial Stout – The big brew! New years Day 2012, a beer to brew-bottle-and-leave until New years Eve (or as long as you can wait! 6 months +) 🙂 Brewing today was the idea of @Leedsbrew and a number of us Homebrew Forum and Twitter users are having an Imperial Stout Brew-a-long, the results should be interesting if we get to taste each others fully matured beers in a years time.

Fermentables:
Lager Malt – 69%
Munich Malt I (Weyermann) – 7.2%
Sugar, Date Molasses – 4.9%
Cara Aroma (Weyermann) – 4.5%
Roasted Wheat (Simpsons / Barley Bottom) – 4.5%
Sugar, Molasses (Blackstrap) – 3.8%
Roasted Rye Malt – 2.7%
Chocolate Wheat Malt – 1.8%
Carafa Special III – 1.8%

Hops:
Target – 10.2 % @ 60 mins – 83g
Bobek – 5.2 % @ 60 mins – 37g
Centennial – 11.5 % @ 60 mins – 10g
Challenger – 7.6 % @ 30 mins – 35g
Pacific Gem – 14.6 % @ 0 mins – 21g (20-30mins steep)
Hersbrucker – 3.0 % @ 0 mins – 20g (20-30mins steep)
Fuggle – 4.9 % @ 0 mins – 19g (20-30mins steep)
Stella – 15.6% @ 0 mins – 19g (20-30mins steep)

Final Volume: 20 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.096
Final Gravity: 1.022
Alcohol Content: 9.9% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.5 Litres
Mash Liquor: 21.2 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 65 % (reduced from a regular 75-80%)
Bitterness: 154 EBU
Colour: 625 EBC

The Malts, 8.455kg of them:
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The Sugars, Date Syrup & Blackstrap Molasses:
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The day so far:
The mash was on last night at 00:50 and the temp was 66°c, at 9am this morning it had dropped to 59°c.
I did 1 sparge at 80°c with an hour’s Mash-out and collected my pre-boil volume in the copper, as I had expected this was lower than the predicted pre-boil gravity (10 points too low).
I did a second sparge at 80°c with a 30min Mash-out of 12 Litres while boiling the first run-off hard, ran off about half the mash then boiled down some more before running off the rest of the mash. I also added the sugars at this point, and continued boiling down until I reached 1086/7 when the bittering hops went in which will hopefully put me in the 1096 area for the end of the boil.

7 Degree drop over about 8 hours:
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Pretty full mash tun with the sparge liquor added:
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Today’s hops:
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The Molasses going in:
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Flameout steep hops, I threw in a 19g sample pack of Stella too (very nice smelling hop):
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Dirty Copper, break material forming as the wort cools:
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173g Safale US-05 yeast skimmed from previous brew and kept in the fridge for a week at 4°c, I’ll pitch the lot at 18°c:
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OG: 1095 Temp corrected (Brix 23.8 with Refractometer = 1096):
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Running to FV:
Pretty much hit my predicted OG, yeast pitched (still smelling of Nelson Sauvin hops from AG#70, if it wasn’t that I’ve just ruined an entire brew!) **Update, the beer in my Glass is Ta Moko, it smells just like the yeast, beer is fine)**
Copper is being very slow to run off, must be the thick sticky wort.
Its almost time for a beer, a Chilled very-early taster of Ta Moko just to see how its doing 🙂
I think I’ll be buying some more Basra Date Syrup as it tastes very good and would lend its self very well to a Belgian Ale.

Other peoples NYD Imperial Stout brewdays:  (I’ll add more as they are posted)
Spikesdad’s Imperial Stout
Barney’s Imperial Stout
Leedsbrew’s Titan Imperial Stout Parti-Gyle brewday
Lugsy’s Super Massive Black Hole Imperial Stout
Jimp2003’s Event Horizon RIS (Slightly Belated)
Tom Dobson’s Old Black Imperial Stout

*3rd Jan ’12 – Gravity is currently 1064-ish, Tastes good, some of the hopping coming through and some Fruity stuff which might be the Date Syrup.
*4th Jan ’12 – 1050
*Bottled 18th Jan ’12 – with 60g of White Sugar, filled 50-off 330ml bottles.

*29th Feb ’12 – Taster:
The Carbonation is just about right, a good hiss when popping the cap and a solid mouth tingle.
Beer Colour is dark as it gets, if i shine a very bright LED torch at one side of the glass I can only just see a very, very faint red shape thru the glass.
Smells a leathery, dry, with a touch of alcohol and coffee.
Tastes, full mouth oily coating body, a fair amount of alcohol which lasts as long as the mouth coating, some coffee & liquorice.
I am, again, glad that i used sugars in this beer 🙂

*2nd May ’12 – Just having a bottle of this, its rather good… maybe more like a Black IPA as the sugars have obviously helped to dry it out, very drinkable 🙂

*6th Jun ’12 – Taster time! This is rather bloody good, a full smooth and oily mouth feel, crisp tingly carbonation, its getting to the stage of being like Warm Boot leather and just as chewy 🙂

Hmm, I think I need to do some serious brewing 😉

Úber Brewing Nerd!

Admiral
Ahtanum
Amarillo
Bobek
Bobek
Bramling Cross
Brewers Gold
Cascade
Centennial
Columbus
East Kent Golding
First Gold
Fuggle
Golding
Green Bullet
Herkules
Hersbrucker
Home grown Fuggle
Liberty
Mittlefruh
Motueka
Nelson Sauvin
Pacific Gem
Pilot
Pioneer
Progress
Rakau
Riwaka
Saaz
Simcoe
Soverign
Sticklebract
Target
WGV
Williamette

That works out at 2.79kg across 35 hops!

Need something distinctly Hoppy & Pale between 4 – 5.5%
….Suggestions???

Pale, Wheat and Rye – Something with Rye malt, fairly pale with just a bit of sweetness coming from the Pale Crystal Malt

 

Fermentables:
Maris Otter 1040g
Wheat Malt 520g
Rye Malt 520g
Crystal Malt, Pale 205g

Hops:
Target @ 60 mins 16g (FWH)
First Gold @ 15 mins 10g
First Gold @ 0 mins 10g (I ended up doubling this to 20g)
Protafloc @ 20 mins

Final Volume: 12 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.042
Final Gravity: 1.010
Alcohol Content: 4.1% ABV
Total Liquor: 18.5 Litres
Mash Liquor: 5.7 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 46 EBU
Colour: 14 EBC

1tsp Gypsum to each Mash & Boil, 90 minute Mash which stretched to 105 minute.
Yeast Safale s-04

The grains an 1 tsp gypsum for the mash:
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Grist temp:
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Mashed in spot on (I forgot to take an end of mash temp):
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pH looks good:
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The colour of the first batch sparge (with the second batch added its going to be a nice straw colour):
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Running off, had a bit of sticking but the wort was going to be a bit cloudy anyway with the wheat:
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Hops all sorted, I decided to double up the 10g 0 mins to 20g:
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Just started boiling:
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10min steep of 20g First Gold @ flame outs:
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Cold break:
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Hit about the right OG:
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Splish splash:
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Dry Sprinkled Safale s-04, left to sink for 15mins then thrashed with a paddle:
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Left overs:
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Front left is todays brew, back left is Yorkshire Trappist red with experiments on top, front right is the JBK Anniversary brew, back right is Amber Otter:
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This morning :)
Fermentation less than 24 hours later:
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I’m hoping the Target hops will have kept some flavour to add some extra zing to the First Gold.

*Bottled 3rd Nov ’09

Coopers Stout + 1kg Dark Spray Malt + 20g Target + 20g Fuggles (40min boil) + 10g Fuggles (10min boil) + 250g Malto Dextrin + 100g Wheat Spray Malt


Yet another home brew experiment 🙂

*Less than 24 hours later*


Coopers Stout all over the floor
Originally uploaded by pdtnc

The YouTube version with kind of a spooky composition to go with the monster escaping!

*Bottled Today 18th April 09*
Original Gravity (OG): 1040
Final Gravity (FG): 1010
Alcohol Content (ABV): 3.94%

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From left to right;
Coopers Stout, Geordie lager, Thomas Coopers BrewMaster IPA, Brupaks Fixby Gold,Coopers Dark Ale, Geordie Yorkshire Bitter.

  • The ‘Geordie Yorkshire Bitter’ kit is going to be done with added Hops, Light or Medium Spray Malt, and I may split the batch so I can try out 2 different hop varieties (Fuggles & Target).
  • Brupaks Pride of Yorkshire Fixby Gold with added Fuggles Hops.
  • Coopers Classic Old Dark Ale with either Light or Medium Spray Malt.
  • Coopers Stout with either Medium or Dark Spray Malt (I’m tempted to split this batch with maybe some Liquorice and Muscovado sugar, maybe even some extra bittering from Target hops, but I might not as its going to taste pretty good without messing with it!).
  • Geordie Lager with Wheat Spray malt and Light Spray Malt with Saaz Hops and Safbrew WB06 Wheat yeast and maybe some Golden Syrup.
  • Thomas Coopers Premium Selection IPA with Light Spray Malt

That little lot should keep me busy and it should also keep me in beer for quite some time (not spending money at the *supermarket!)
*and a seriously smaller amount of recycling as I am re-using bought glass bottles which is much more eco-friendly 🙂


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