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Old 09-13-2010, 09:31 PM   #41
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Hey Lenny, how are you managing the hop additions?

I'm not going to use a secondary so I'm figuring I'll wait till the gravity gets good and low, then add all 4 oz at once and let set for 7 -10 days.

Cold crash and transfer to keg.

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Old 09-14-2010, 03:41 PM   #42
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I'm trying to replicate this one as close as possible so I'm gonna use the 2 dose dry hop that Matt talks about in the interview. I'm going to add the first Cascade and Centennial addition in the primary for 3 days, rack to the secondary, and then add the Cascade, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo addition and leave it on that for a week to 10 days depending on my schedule. I've never done a double dry hop so I'm curious to see if it makes a significant impact. I lost a lot of volume through my blowoff unfortunately, they need to make a 6.5 gal better bottle. 6 gallons is too small, but thats a debate for another day.

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Old 09-15-2010, 12:49 AM   #43
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Wish I would have popped over to Firestone's website pre-brewing:

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The newest member of the Firestone family, Union Jack is the aggressive IPA that you’ve been searching for. Citrus, pineapple, and a full chewy malt profile finish clean on your palate. Over 70 IBUs and 7.5% alcohol by volume, Union Jack won’t have any problem competing with the big India Pale Ales. A beer true to its origins; deeply hopped and bolstered for a long voyage.

STYLE:
American IPA
Alcohol By Volume- 7.5%
Color - 8L (Pale)
IBU- 72 (High)
FERMENTATION:
100% Stainless Steel Fermentation

MALTS:
Premium Two-Row (Metcalf & Kendall varieties)
Munich
Cara Pils
Simpson’s Light Crystal
HOPS: (4 lbs/BBL)
Bittering - Warrior, Simcoe
Late Kettle - Cascade, Centennial
Dry Hops - Amarillo, Cascade, Centennial, Chinook, Simcoe

That's some great information. They basically tell you how to make the beer.


Should have went lower on the IBUs (mine's ~82) and I was too darn efficient; my current ABV is 8.2

I may cold crash the fermenter, as the beer tastes great and may be too dry if I let the yeast continue (I'm at 1.015).

Considering pushing it to a keg and letting it mellow for a month before dry hopping @ around 50ish degrees for a few weeks. Then cold crashing and tapping.

Also, I have Chinook and may add 0.50 oz to the dry hop addition.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:07 AM   #44
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Laga, what was your final gravity for this. Just checked mine and im at 1.016. Pretty happy with that, might drop another point or two over the next couple days. The sample tasted great. Activity has nearly stopped, gonna give the fermenter a little swirl and see what happens.

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Old 09-16-2010, 10:44 AM   #45
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I cold crashed @ 1.015. I didn't want a 8.2 ABV beer to be too dry.

Now I have to decide how best to dry hop.

Leaning towards one 4 oz addition left in my cold storage (approximately 50 degrees) for 1 month. Then transfer to a keg with gelatin, crash and serve.

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Old 09-19-2010, 07:40 PM   #46
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I kegged this last night and the beer came out amazing. The hop flavor is outrageous and it is a very drinkable 7.4% beer. I can't wait for it to carb and to create some space in the kegerator for it!

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Old 10-04-2010, 08:11 PM   #47
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Well this is my first post on HBT. I've lurked for a while and got a bunch of great information from the site. I took my first taste of my Union Jack Clone last night and it was amazing. The hop aroma and flavor is really pronounced! It was my first brew on my new 3 vessel, 3 burner single tier set up. Had some efficiency issues, my OG was low at 1.062. Fermentation went great, I just used two WLP 002 vials, no starter, ended up at 1.012. I dropped the first dry hop in the secondary, and the second dose in the corny, and left them in there.

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Old 10-19-2010, 03:56 AM   #48
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I'm trying this tomorrow and just realized I don't have the Caramalt. Can I substitute Crystal 10 or 20?

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Old 10-19-2010, 09:23 AM   #49
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Just leave it out. It's only 1.3% of the grain bill. Matt Brynildson said he only uses it for color anyway.

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I'm trying this tomorrow and just realized I don't have the Caramalt. Can I substitute Crystal 10 or 20?
IRC I used Crystal 20 because I didn't have access to caramalt. Came out great.
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