Fruity Friday!

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Fruity Friday!

Postby kohoutec » Fri Jun 16, 2017 21:58

Well this certainly isn't ideal brewing weather with my crappy chiller but mourning the closure of my LHBS the only thing to do was get a brew on...
This is an unashamed attempt at a fruity tropical pale ale. I've been experimenting with hopbursting the last couple of brews and this is another one, although I chickened out of not having any boil additions... It just doesn't seem right although I will try it sometime.
Not sure if Tapatalk is going to put the pictures inline but here goes
The recipe

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Got myself a fresh bag of Maris Otter from Tucker's, it's not the cheapest but living just round the corner saves on postage.
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Obligatory grist shot
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I've had problems with stuck mashes recently, was going to try a bazooka filter in my tun... That's when I found out the LHBS had closed :( So for now using my old BIAB bag in the tun which helps. Pretty much hit my target of 66.7 so happy with that
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The Bette Middler mash! There's a converted Gatorade cooler under there somewhere
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Spent grist
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Some way through the boil
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Hops lovely hops
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Steep... Note woeful chiller!
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I got it down to 25 which isn't bad considering the heat. It's currently cooling down in the fridge before pitching... Not there yet
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I tried a new yeast harvesting method from the last brew that I read about on Jim's. Posted by IPA... Your basically fill a plastic bottle with fermenting wort 36 hours in and the net result is a nice healthy looking deposit of yeast in the bottle. I added that to a 1l starter 3 days ago, let that ferment out, and then today drew of another litre of wort 15 minutes into the boil to wake it up further.
It's beginning to do it's thing already so hopefully this will work, got dry yeast on standby if not
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Cold break
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Got 23l at 1052 in the end so slightly under gravity but I'll take that.
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Wort transfer
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Cheers!
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Re: Fruity Friday!

Postby Rolfster » Sat Jun 17, 2017 13:09

Looks good!
Do you think you've got enough hops? :whistle: ;)
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Re: Fruity Friday!

Postby kohoutec » Sat Jun 17, 2017 13:29

Rolfster wrote:Looks good!
Do you think you've got enough hops? :whistle: ;)

I would hope so!
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