BrewBlog: True Hearted IPA
General Information
Method: Partial Mash

Moved to secondary on 12-09-16

Calories, Alcohol, and Plato Calculator
Original Gravity: 1.064
Final Gravity: 1.012
Initial Gravity (Plato): 15.67° P
Final Gravity (Plato): 3.07° P
Real Extract: 5.35° P
Apparent Attenuation: 80.4%
Real Attenuation: 65.9%
Alcohol By Volume (ABV): 6.9%
Alcohol By Weight (ABW): 5.4%
Calories (12 ounces): 210

I dry hopped this beer using pellets in the secondary, 2 weeks before kegging it. I had two carboys: Did one with cascade, and one with simcoe.

The hops react violently with the beer, and cause a terrible blow off, so next time, be sure to have plenty of headroom in the carboy. The hops do not settle out very well either, so I'll probably use a hop bag next time, and do them in the keg, and remove them before carbonating it.

When I racked from the carboy to my first keg, I just siphoned it normally. Lots of hop residue int he beer in the keg. What a mess. I hope if settles in the keg and gets pushed out the dip tube int he first several pints, and then is gone. For the second carboy, I siphoned through a super fine hop bag, and it caught all of the residue. Whew!

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
6.00 pounds LME - Light 25% of grist
6.00 pounds Total Extract Weight 25% of grist
Malts and Grains
4 tblspoon Irish Moss @ 15 minutes  
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Name: American Ale
Manufacturer: Wyeast
Product ID: 1056
Type: Ale
Flocculation: Medium
Attenuation: 75%
Temperature Range: 60–72°F
Amount: 250 ml
Water Amounts Calculator
Target Final Boil Volume: 10 gallons  
Evaporation Rate: 1.5 gallons per hour  
Boil Time: 60 minutes  
Runoff Volume Needed: 11.92 gallons 10 gallons (final boil volume) ÷ 0.96 (cooling) + 1.5 gallons (boil evaporation)
Grain Amount: 18 pounds  
Grain Absorbtion: 3.6 gallons  
Total Water Needed: 16.52 gallons 11.92 gallons (runoff) + 3.6 gallons (grain absorbtion) + 1 gallons (equip. loss)
Mash Water Needed: 5.99 gallons based on 1.33 quarts per pound of grain
Sparge Water Needed: 10.53 gallons 16.52 gallons (total water) – 5.99 gallons (mash water)

I was over on my water amounts by about two gallons.  This was because i used two gallons of water to dissolve my LME into so I did not have to do it in the boil kettle, as it is hard to stir it in the big kettle.

Fly sparged.  Brewhouse efficiency was 76.8%

I skipped the 1 lb of DME that I was planning to use, and had calculated that I needed to hit the target gravity.  Sure enough, I ended up .004 short.  Still, not too bad.

I changed the hoses to my plate chiller, and it is cooling much better now too.  NICE!

Considering that I will have 12.5 gallons in my fermentor, the OG is not too bad.  Had I boiled off another gallon, it might have been right on the money.

Both of my smack packs were good this time, so that's all I used for yeast.  I forgot to use yeast nutrient/energizer in the boil


Special Procedures

Dry Hopping  10/1/2012

2x carboys w/4gal each with 1 oz centenial

1x carboy with 2 gal with 1 oz simcoe

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Mouthfeel: / 5
Overall Impression: / 10
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