From the BrewBlog of BorealBrewers – Grand Rapdis, Minnesota USA
Printed April 21, 2018
|O.G.:||1.056 - 1.075|
|F.G.:||1.010 - 1.018|
|ABV:||5.5 - 7.5%|
|Bitterness:||40 - 70 IBUs|
|Color:||6 - 15 SRM|
|Info:||A decidedly hoppy and bitter, moderately strong American pale ale.
Commercial Examples: Bell’s Two-Hearted Ale, AleSmith IPA, Russian River Blind Pig IPA, Stone IPA, Three Floyds Alpha King, Great Divide Titan IPA, Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, Victory Hop Devil, Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale, Anderson Valley Hop Ottin’, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Founder’s Centennial IPA, Anchor Liberty Ale, Harpoon IPA, Avery IPA.
Moved to secondary on 12-09-16
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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!
|6.00 pounds||LME - Light||25% of grist|
|6.00 pounds||Total Extract Weight||25% of grist|
|16.00 pounds||British Maris Otter Pale Malt||66.7% of grist|
|1.00 pounds||Crystal Malt 40L||4.2% of grist|
|1.00 pounds||Crystal Malt 10L||4.2% of grist|
|18.00 pounds||Total Grain Weight||75% of grist|
|4 tblspoon||Irish Moss @ 15 minutes|
Cascade 4% Leaf @ 40 minutes
Centennial 8% Pellets @ 20 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
|4.00 ounces|| Centennial 8% Pellets @ 5 minutes
|1.00 ounces|| Centennial 8% Pellets
Use: Dry Hop
|10.50 ounces||Total Hop Weight||70 AAUs|
|Total Boil Time:||60 minutes|
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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
Dry Hopping 10/1/2012
2x carboys w/4gal each with 1 oz centenial
1x carboy with 2 gal with 1 oz simcoe
|Original Gravity:||1.064 / 15.7° P|