Posts Tagged ‘Warrior’
AG#124 – Big IPA – Using BrewMate instead of BeerEngine as it lets me set attenuation so hopefully the beer should turn out about 9.2%, its loosely based around a recipe in the Mitch Steele IPA book.
Sorry I haven’t had time for blogging lately I have had my head full of Wishbone Brewery stuff with thoughts about a prospective unit and then just this week a different unit and different restrictions and different potential, its all fun but I’m itching to get something set in stone and order the brewhouse equipment.
Batch Size (L): 25.0
Total Grain (kg): 8.230
Total Hops (g): 469.50
Original Gravity (OG): 1.080 (°P): 19.3
Final Gravity (FG): 1.009 (°P): 2.3
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 9.35 %
Colour (SRM): 6.5 (EBC): 12.7
Bitterness (IBU): 287.5 (Rager)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Boil Time (Minutes): 90
4.625 kg Pale Ale Malt (56.2%)
1.877 kg Wheat Malt (22.8%)
0.905 kg Dextrose (11%)
0.593 kg Vienna (7.2%)
0.230 kg Caramalt (2.8%)
60.0 g Apollo Leaf (19.5% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (First Wort) (2.4 g/L)
16.8 g Warrior Leaf (18.2% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (First Wort) (0.7 g/L)
17.7 g Zeus Leaf (16.7% Alpha) @ 90 Minutes (First Wort) (0.7 g/L)
60.0 g Columbus Leaf (16.5% Alpha) @ 45 Minutes (Boil) (2.4 g/L)
45.0 g Amarillo Leaf (8.6% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (1.8 g/L)
35.0 g Centennial Leaf (9.7% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (1.4 g/L)
35.0 g Columbus Leaf (14.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (1.4 g/L)
100.0 g Chinook Pellet (11.4% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop) (4 g/L)
100.0 g Nelson Sauvin Pellet (11.5% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop) (4 g/L)
Single step Infusion at 66°C for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with Safale US-05
I’ve basically made Hop-Stew 😉 And hit the OG I got 1082 and liquored back to 1080.
A few of the hops in the recipe changed as I went along due to what I found in the hop-freezer, I’ll dry hop in two parts half will go in when FG is reached then half 2 days later when I start chilling the beer so a half warm and half cold dry hop.
Could be premises layout, just a mockup to see if things fit and planned for the future there will be less FVs (the black squares with green crosses) to begin with.*19th Jul ’14 – I dry hopped this with 50g of Chinook & Nelson Sauvin, gravity was at 1011.5 @ 22°c
*22nd Jul ’14 – FG seems to be 1010 and steady, chilled to 17°c and dry hopped with the same T90 hops again.
*24th Jul ’14 – Chilled to 13°c, will chill to 8c before bottling.
*Bottled 2nd Aug ’14
*9th Aug ’14 – Tastes bloody good, the right level of bitterness with a medium carbonation and a good effect from the dry hopping, as you’d expect quite boozy with its 9% abv 🙂
Gods of War – An impromptu brewday and a half-baked earlier idea to use Warrior & Zeus hops for the first time, I’m going all out with the Cara/Crystal with some Melanoidin Malt to make up for me not having any Munich which was substituted by Dark Wheat Malt.
Lager Malt – 69%
Crystal Malt – 8%
Caramalt – 8%
Wheat Malt Dark (Weyermann) – 8%
Melanoidin (Weyermann) – 5%
Chocolate Malt, Pale – 2%
Apollo – 19.5 % @ 60 mins – 30g (FWH)
Zeus – 16.7 % @ 10 mins – 20g
Apollo – 19.5 % @ 10 mins – 20g
Warrior – 17 % @ 10 mins – 20g
Warrior – 17 % @ 0 mins – 30g (5-10mins Steep at 90c)
Zeus – 16.7 % @ 0 mins – 30g (5-10mins Steep at 90c)
Apollo – 19.5 % @ 0 mins – 30g (5-10mins Steep at 90c)
Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.016
Alcohol Content: 5.5% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 75 %
Bitterness: 91 EBU (55 EBU if you discount the 10min additions)
Colour: 60 EBC
Mash: 67°c for 60mins
Yeast: The Malt Miller’s West Coast Style yeast
The Apollo hops really made the garage stink:
I’ve not used this yeast before, I’d be interested to hear others findings:
First batch sparge running into the copper:
A good rolling boil and the 10min hops go in:
Flameout hops go in at 90°c for a 5-10min steep after which I turned the Immersion cooler on:
Yeast was rehydrated in cooled boiled water as instructed, it will be fermenting at the ambient temp of the garage to start with as last weeks brew is still in the brew-fridge.
*24th Aug ’13 – Dry Hopped today with 30g of each hop, Apollo, Warrior & Zeus (almost 4.3g per litre) Hopefully bottle mid week.
*Bottled 29th Aug ’13 – with 80g white sugar, tastes sort of like a weird liquorice, unsure of this hop combo so far, maybe it will improve with some time in bottle.
*8th Sep ’13 – Taster bottle, this is coming along quite nicely, the colour is good and it has just enough dry hop presence, it could use a little more body but otherwise a pretty easy drinker. The hop flavours I was unsure about have gone and its light “Pithy” character (*Pithy used courtesy of @hopzine).
I shall be abstaining from brewdays for a while, normal service will resume once I’ve got through some of the beer!
This weekend I bottled my last two brews, Ta Moko II & Chinook Blonde and I’m still warm conditioning my Double IPA HopZilla IPA… so thats *6 crates of beer sat in our office/study/room/thing 🙂 *Crates hold 20 bottles of 500ml or 24 x 330ml
There are Whitelabs yeasts in the fridge to brew with once I get going again:
- Brett WLP650 (Something with Flaked Oats and Wheat malt, lots of Cara/Crystal malts)
- Belgian Blend (Might get some more Date Molasses)
- Hefeweizen (I’ll go the whole decoction hog but hop with Amarillo & Nelson Sauvin +dry)
- Kólsch (Ideas for an IPA, a Malty Smoke beer, and maybe a Red Rye)
- San Diego Super (I’m sure I’ll have plenty of options for this one… US Brown re-brew with tweaks?)
- Edinburgh Ale (Something British, might do a Fuggle IPA and a Coniston Bluebird-esqe bitter)
Malts are pretty plentiful too:
Pale Malt, Lager Malt, Caramalt, Choc Malt, Choc Wheat, Crystal, Extra Dark Crystal, Flaked Barley, Flaked Oats, Pale Crystal, Carahell, Roast Barley, Carapils, Cara-munich Type III, Carafa Special III, Special B, CaraAmber, Medium Peat Smoked, Roasted Wheat, Black Malt, Brown Malt, Roasted Rye, Crystal Rye, Cara Vienna, Pale Oat Malt, Melanoidin, Flaked Wheat, Muinch Type I, Munich Type II, Amber Malt, Rye Malt, Rauch Malt, Flaked Maize.
Bulging Hop Freezer:
UK Cascade, Columbus, Challenger, Fuggle, Bobek, Goldings, Magnum, Summit, Willamette, Apollo, Chinook, Hersbrucker, Simcoe, NZ Cascade, Tettnang, Green Bullet, Aramis, Junga, Mount Hood, Spalter Select, Marynka, Cluster, Amarillo, Lubelski, Centennial, Riwaka, Citra, Northern Brewer, Galaxy, Super Alpha, Summer, Stella, NZ Hallertau Aroma, Pacific Gem, Warrior, Delta, Topaz, Nelson Sauvin, Pacific Jade, Pacifica, Wai-iti, Kohatu, Wakatu, Motueka, East Kent Golding, Sticklebract.
I wonder how long I can go without firing up the HLT? 🙂 AG#88 will be a….????