AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

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AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Mon Sep 22, 2014 19:01

Before I started brewing I loved Adnams Ghost Ship, I tried to find a recipe for something similar ........... this is not bad. Not Ghost Ship so I called it Ghost Boat. :)

4500g Marris Otter.
250g Rye Malt.
250g Carapils.
250g Wheat Malt.

12g Summit ....................................... 90 mins
12g Challenger..................................... 10 mins
12g East Kent ......................................5 mins
12g Willamette.......................................1 min
12g Citra ...........................................0mins

US-05

Dry Hop 20g Citra
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Sep 25, 2014 21:21

Interes9ted to hear if this gets close to Ghost Ship. Seems like a fair old variety of hops in a single brew.

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Bottle Conditioning:
FCN Oatmeal Stout

Bottled:
Finlay's Finest - Wai-iti & Rakau super pale ale
Grapefruit and honey ale.
Wit Nail and I - Wit Beer.
Petal's Witches Brew - Slight variation on Pendle's Witches Brew
Strix - ESB

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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Fri Sep 26, 2014 06:17

Yeah, I'm interested too Jack. I'm happy with the grain bill, the hops I'm less sure about ....... The Summit, Willamette and Citra I think are right and I know there's UK hops in the too ........ I just don't know which ones.

I'll report my finds here :)
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Tue Sep 30, 2014 19:22

You know when it's good ........ the glass is drained before you realise it :lol:

Really nice ............ I'm very pleased. Balance is good, just the bittering was a bit under. A few more grams of Summit next time.
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Cactus Jack » Thu Oct 02, 2014 22:33

Hmmm...glad it turned out well. :thumb:

Think I'll put this on my list of future brews. :D

FV:

Bottle Conditioning:
FCN Oatmeal Stout

Bottled:
Finlay's Finest - Wai-iti & Rakau super pale ale
Grapefruit and honey ale.
Wit Nail and I - Wit Beer.
Petal's Witches Brew - Slight variation on Pendle's Witches Brew
Strix - ESB

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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Raptor » Thu Oct 02, 2014 23:38

Sounds good but when did you brew this?
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Fri Oct 03, 2014 09:31

Started it on the 16th Aug, and it is still a little young. I tried another bottle last night ........ really nice, wonderful smell when you pour it out. Just needs bittering a bit more. I would guess about 20g of Summit instead of 12g. I'll try it again for sure.

The aroma of Challenger, Willamette and Citra is soooooooooo fruity. :)
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Raptor » Fri Oct 03, 2014 09:35

Good to hear - ghost ship is a good pint. I may try to do this myself.
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Sat Nov 22, 2014 15:22

Up date on this beer.

I've had a few bottles now and I gotta be honest. It's not well balanced. Main problem is low bitterness. 12g looked mean and indeed it was. It needs double that probably. Next problem is the Rye Malt. It's in the recipe I believe, but next time I'll cut it by half........... Tis drinkable though :)
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Raptor » Sun Nov 23, 2014 17:04

I used 5% crystal Rye in a recent brew, along with 1.5g/litre of Northern Brewer for bittering. Need to bottle it shortly but early tastings seem to be encouraging.
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Sun Nov 23, 2014 18:58

Raptor wrote:I used 5% crystal Rye in a recent brew, along with 1.5g/litre of Northern Brewer for bittering.


Yeah, that sounds more like it. Good to experiment though :)
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Raptor » Sun Nov 23, 2014 18:59

I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Raptor » Fri Dec 05, 2014 20:46

Just had the first bottle of my beer with rye malt tonight - it still has to fully condition after a week in the bottle priming away (1 day in the fridge also) but feck it is lovely. Easily my best beer to date.
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby mark1964 » Fri Dec 05, 2014 20:47

:thumb:

ITS TIME 4 ANOTHER BEER
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Re: AG#11 - Ghost Boat- UK/US Ale

Postby Pjam » Fri Feb 27, 2015 19:43

Thought I'd give a little update on this brew. I now know I didn't get the recipe exactly right but much of it was close, the grain was very close, the hops about half right ..... anyway ........ I'd kinda written it off as, 'Not that Brilliant'. But as with anything using US-05 it took ages and is now Lovely :D

Be using the Rye again for sure.
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