Monday, October 8, 2012

Hop Savant

After brewing my Old Glory IPA 5 times and getting a good feel for the recipe, technique and quirks this recipe has and needs, it was time to brew something else.  A hop head needs more than a couple hop bombs in his back pocket.  This time of year I like to drink low ABV, malty beers but when a pound of fresh Simcoe lands in my lap I have to use it.  So the majority of this batch will be carbed and bottled to drink later.


A nice long mash is all I needed


The focus of this recipe is to push my comfort level of late hopping a beer.  I have a good understanding of whirlpooling on my system but I need to push the envelope further.  I crave an aroma packed Hop Bomb.  Keeping the 60 min and 20 min additions as low as possible, focusing on a good 2 min addition and the whirlpool addition.  Dry hopping will also be increased to let the aromatics shine.  For strength, anything over 7% is to much for my pallet.  I wanted to stay around 6.0% and try to let the WLP001 finish out as dry as possible.

16 SRM's of Sweet wort into the Kettle
Hop Savant
American IPA
Type: All Grain Date: 10/6/2012
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal Brewer: Chris Lewis
Boil Size: 6.86 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Lewy's Tower
End of Boil Volume 6.24 gal Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 6.00 gal Est Mash Efficiency 72.0 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50):
Taste Notes: Please see my "Tasting Notes" for this recipe.  
Ingredients
Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
10 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 73.5 %
3 lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 2 22.1 %
6.4 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3 2.9 %
3.2 oz Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 4 1.5 %
1.00 oz Bravo [15.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min Hop 5 48.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min Hop 6 13.1 IBUs
0.50 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 7 1.3 IBUs
0.50 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 8 1.8 IBUs
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 9 1.7 IBUs
1.00 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
0.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Aroma Steep 0.0 min Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35.49 ml] Yeast 12 -
2.00 oz Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 14 0.0 IBUs
0.25 oz Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 15 0.0 IBUs
Beer Profile
Est Original Gravity: 1.060 SG Measured Original Gravity: TBA SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: TBA SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.8 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: TBA %
Bitterness: 65.9 IBUs Calories:
Est Color: 15.5 SRM
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge Total Grain Weight: 13 lbs 9.6 oz
Sparge Water: 4.24 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 17.00 qt of water at 168.2 F 153.0 F 60 min
Sparge Step: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.81gal, 3.43gal) of 168.0 F water
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Keg Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 10.59 PSI Carbonation Used: Keg with 10.59 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 41.0 F Age for: 10.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Storage Temperature: 49.0 F
Notes
Solid 10 min Whirpool with the Aroma Hops added right at Flameout. Extra long chilling to get the wort down to pitchable temps. Pitched the next morning around 10am
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