AG 29 oversized brew

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AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Tue May 09, 2017 22:42

So today I'm splitting this 4 ways.
Apa
Earl grey ipa
Amber Belgium Bastard
Lager-ish thing

I currently have 15.5kg of Maris otter in 60 liters of 67 degree water (it was 75 degrees when I mashed in)
There is 600g of light crystal and 400g of caragold waiting to go in when I get up in the morning (overnight mash)
I've got 55 liters of sparge water waiting to go on at the same time.

Hops I'm bittering to about 37 ibu and then adding 100g of citra and mosaic at about 5 minutes.

Then it gets spilt 4 ways and each fermenter gets different treatment!
I will post more in the morning!
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Cheebs » Wed May 10, 2017 17:01

Ooh! I'll be watching this one, I'm tempted to do an Earl grey after reading your last brewday.
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Wed May 10, 2017 19:37

Cheebs wrote:Ooh! I'll be watching this one, I'm tempted to do an Earl grey after reading your last brewday.


My last earl grey ipa was possibly the best beer I've made so far.

So this brew day went with out a hitch really.
Topaz and hurkules for bittering to 40 ibus.
I put the remains of bags of Chinook and centinal in with 5 minutes left on the boil, with 40g of both citra and mosaic. Then at flame out I put 60g of citra and mosaic in.

My mini mash for the dark Belgian was 200g rye crystal. 100g very dark crystal and 20g black. I put that into 2 litres of cold water and the heated to 90 degrees. Then I strained the grains out and boiled it with a had full of saaz and then topped up with mash water and a little wort from the main boiler. I then added 350g of dark unrefined sugar.
This was then added to a fv that was topped up from the same boiler and had Abbaye yeat added. It's being fermented at 20

The earl grey had 500ml of cold steeped tea added to the fv (25g of good quality early grey tea leaves) and was then topped up from the main boiled and us05 added.
I will be adding more tea as a dry hop and a restrained amount of dry hops.

The pale ale just had us05 and will be dry hopped with citra and mosaic.
Both these fvs will be fermented at 18 degrees.

The remains were put in a small fv with us05 and is going to be fermented at 12 degrees on the cellar floor.

I hope all this makes sense!
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Thu May 11, 2017 07:50

O I forgot to say the main wort finished at 1.052, and the dark Belgian thing was 1.057.
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Cheebs » Thu May 11, 2017 14:43

This is really interesting, thanks for all the information. I'm pretty sure I'll be trying your Earl grey for my third brew.
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Thu May 11, 2017 15:58

I will let you know when this is ready how it compares to the other one.
Your setting a fair pace with the AG brews. Is the next one on tuesday? ;)

I'm more than happy to have a look at your recipe and give advice bases on my experience. .... it might be different to everyone else! :lol:
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Cheebs » Thu May 11, 2017 17:03

Haha! Not likely that soon lol! I hate having an empty fv, I might need help... :? Meh.. I'm having a blast so so cares :whistle:

Thank you, that would be very helpful.
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Fri May 12, 2017 10:53

I've got photo bucket working!
Underletting the sage water and heating the first runnings.

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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Fri May 12, 2017 10:55

A full mash tun. Image
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Sat May 20, 2017 09:23

So I tested this lot last night. It's all down to 1.010.
I've added 50g of both citra and mosaic to the pale ale.
45g of earl grey tea leaves with 10 g of mosaic and 20g of citra to the earl grey ipa.
Both of these tasted ok.

The darker one has a way to go!
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Mon May 22, 2017 23:09

I got the earl grey portion of this bottled today. 46 bottles in all. I put the fv it in the fridge for 36 hours before bottling.... as beer stocks have run low!
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Thu May 25, 2017 22:48

I got most of the rest bottled this evening. I got 40 bottles of the citra and mosaic apa. It's really nice and fruity.
I also got 41 bottles of the darker Belgian thing. It's tasting quite disjointed at the moment.... but with roastyness, toffee/caramel and coffee notes coming through with a slight alcohol warmth I think it might end up good!
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Fri Jun 09, 2017 16:12

So I got the 'dregs' of this bottled up today. It was fermented with us05 at 12 degrees on my cellar floor, before being brought up the the slightly warmer cellar head for a few days then back down the the fridge. It's been in the fridge for a couple of weeks. I got 17 500ml bottles. I'm calling it a lager beer. Think it might be quite nice!

The other beers are shaping up well. The apa is fantastically floral and packs a good hop punch.
The earl grey ipa is really nice and a bit more restrained, with only a hint of earl grey. The hops are currently hiding it I think, I used more hops in this brew than last time AND more earl grey but it's not seemed to have worked quite as well. I think the earl grey might come through more in a few weeks as the hops fade a bit. Either way it's a nice beer!

The darker Belgian one still needs again!
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Re: AG 29 oversized brew

Postby Rolfster » Wed Jun 14, 2017 08:39

I took these to a local homebrew meeting last night at a good beer shop near me.
It was a nice evening, with some really nice beers to try and nice people to talk to.
They liked my beer which was nice!
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