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All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:02
by BigYin
Well, it's a wet day at home - so I figure if life gives you rain, make beer!

I'm off work today as my kids are staying with me just now, but the rain's on, and the two oldest are studying for exams anyway, so may as well make use of the time and get another brew going :drink:

Brewing a 'Harpoon IPA' from the Clone Brews book, scaled to just under 13kg of grain.

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Mash is on and the sparge water is heating... time to go and make a coffee and chill....

Re: All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:38
by BigYin
First load of hops in and working up to the boil....

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Re: All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 13:07
by BigYin
2nd batch of hops in and boiling happily away :D

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Re: All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 16:30
by BigYin
OG came in at 1.060 - 2 points shy of the target of 1.062, but I'll not worry over much about that ;)

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Nottingham yeast is raring to go!

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55 litres tucked up in the fermenter with the BrewPi ready to look after it :electric:

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Re: All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 20:18
by Dennis King
That yeast looks like it's on steroids Mike.

Re: All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 21:21
by Oldstunty
Dennis King wrote:That yeast looks like it's on steroids Mike.

Great to see a brew day, too :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Keep it up :hat: :hat:

Cheers,
Jon.

Re: All grain - Harpoon IPA

PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 09:41
by BigYin
Dennis King wrote:That yeast looks like it's on steroids Mike.


:lol: Yep!

It's Nottingham yeast - I bought a 500g bag of it as that's much more cost efficient for dried yeast in large volumes - I'm pitching 50g for that big fermenter - re-activate the dried yeast with warm water and a little dissolved sugar to lessen the osmotic shock of rehydration and give it a wee bit of breakfast :lol: