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#Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:57

Folks,

How does this look? Looking to make something in the style of Punk IPA, so going for same grain, IBU and ABV and using what hops I have in stock. Not meant to be 100% clone but am aiming for something similar

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: #Better Offer #2

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 19 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 23 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.043
Efficiency: 68% (brew house)


STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.010
ABV (standard): 5.58%
IBU (tinseth): 43.92
SRM (morey): 5.52

FERMENTABLES:
4.3 kg - United Kingdom - Pale 2-Row (92.5%)
0.25 kg - United Kingdom - Cara Malt (5.4%)
0.1 kg - United Kingdom - Wheat (2.2%)

HOPS:
12 g - Ahtanum, Type: Pellet, AA: 6, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 5.06
10 g - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 7.74
15 g - Falconer's Flight, Type: Pellet, AA: 10, Use: Boil for 15 min, IBU: 10.55
12 g - Ahtanum, Type: Pellet, AA: 6, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 2.03
10 g - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 3.11
15 g - Crystal, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 4.3, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 1.66
30 g - Falconer's Flight, Type: Pellet, AA: 10, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 8.48
15 g - Nelson Sauvin, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.5, Use: Boil for 5 min, IBU: 5.3
12 g - Ahtanum, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 6, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days
20 g - Citra, Type: Pellet, AA: 11, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days
20 g - Crystal, Type: Pellet, AA: 4.3, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days
55 g - Falconer's Flight, Type: Pellet, AA: 10, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days
25 g - Nelson Sauvin, Type: Pellet, AA: 12.5, Use: Dry Hop for 7 days

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 81%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 12.22 - 25 C


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Date: 2017-01-05 12:43 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2017-01-05 12:43 UTC
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby robwalker » Thu Jan 05, 2017 18:43

Looks good mate!
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby HTH1975 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 00:01

Bet that's really nice. I like how you've gone for no bittering hops at the start of the boil, and all your IBUs are in the last 15 mins.

Using Saf-05, it's gonna finish quite dry. Personally, I'd add some light crystal to your grain bill, maybe 200g.

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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Fri Jan 06, 2017 00:25

The store gave me 350g rather than 250g of cara malt, so that will be the final grain bill. I want it to finish dry though, punk IPA does not have any crystal in it other than caramalt
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:04

Something went wrong and the more I think about it this has been happening to all my pale ales of late. This brew came out of the fermenter as expected lovely and golden and with a nice bitter hoppy flavour to it but after 2 weeks bottle carbonating the colour has changes to a dark brown, like an 80 shilling ale or brown ale and there is no hop flavour or aroma.
Come to think of it my 2 previous brews I'm sure went the same way, that's why I went with this recipe and all late hop additions - to try and get a golden ale with masses of hop flavour.
I don't have a picture of it before bottling but since it's only pale and a bit of caramalt with a touch of wheat it should not be this colour should it?
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby robwalker » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:42

Er, that's very odd. Unsure whether they're supplying you with something darker than caramalt.
What's your copper like, you're not caramelizing your beer are you? Can't really think where else you'd get much colour from.
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:26

It's fine when it comes out the ferment or though, only changes colour in the bottle. Was a lovely light golden colour going into the bottle!
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby Rolfster » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:13

Have you had anything weird inside your bottles that has dyed the inside of your bottles or something?

Just a thought!
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby robwalker » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:23

Oxidizing can cause darkening and a loss of hop aroma too. Very possible you're picking up too much oxygen when bottling?
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:38

Im not aware of anything in the bottles - they are rinsed once empty and then sterilised with star san before filling - i dont rinse the star san but then you dont need to.
Oxidisation seems to be the culprit but again i have not changes anything in my workflow that would cause what I assume is a major oxidisation problem and they are carbonated so its not leaking from the bottle.
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby jkp » Sat Feb 18, 2017 16:27

I would have thought that oxidation would also produce some noticable off-flavours too, sherry-like, cardboard, musty, grassy even acetaldehyde. Do you get any of those?

Other than your process and equipment, maybe there is a problem ingredient. Which ingredients are common to all the brews? Perhaps the same base malt in each, could it be that?

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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Sat Feb 18, 2017 17:07

Yeah, spricy is the predominate flavour and the major lack of hops - will see how todays brew comes out. All thats in the last 2 were pale, cara and wheat. Pretty standard for a pale ale. Hopfully if it was an infection I will have removed that by new plastic
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Re: #Better Offer- IPA, hop selection

Postby blinky » Tue Mar 07, 2017 14:20

An update on this...... seems that most of the bottles are OK so I don't know what went wrong with this one! It's not quite as hoppy as I would have expected though so not sure what went on with it. I have now binned all the plastic fermenters I had and started again, bottled my latest last night and it smelled a lot hoppier - even bottling it when at 2 degrees I got whiffs of hops so fingers crossed....
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