Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > Brewing tomorrow. Any and all critiques/advice welcome.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-17-2011, 01:29 AM   #1
GryphonBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Posts: 219
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default Brewing tomorrow. Any and all critiques/advice welcome.

Brewing this one tomorrow. First time Dry hopping and first time using one of the rv hose water filters. Happy to not buy bottled water, but haven’t checked my water profile yet.

Any and all critiques/advice welcome.


Golden Talon Double IPA
Brew Type: All Grain Date: 4/17/2011
Style: Imperial IPA
Brewer: GryphonBrew
Assistant Brewer: Dad

Batch Size: 5.50 gal
Boil Volume: 8.21 gal Boil Time: 120 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %

Brewing Steps Check Time Step
4/17/2011 Clean and prepare equipment.
-- Measure ingredients, crush grains.
-- Prepare 10.75 gal water for brewing
-- Prepare Ingredients for Mash

Amount Item Type
4.0 oz Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct
13 lbs 2.7 oz Pilsner (2 Row) UK (1.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs 12.2 oz Rye, Flaked (2.0 SRM) Grain
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain

Mash In: Add 20.23 qt of water at 171.3 F
90 min - Hold mash at 155.0 F for 90 min
-- Drain Mash Tun
-- Batch Sparge Round 1: Sparge with 5.70 gal of 168.0 F water.
-- Add water to achieve boil volume of 8.21 gal
-- Estimated Pre-boil Gravity is: 1.062 SG with all grains/extracts added

Boil for 120 min Boil Ingredients
Boil Amount Item Type
90 min 3.00 oz Warrior [16.00 %] (90 min) Hops
40 min 2.00 oz Magnum [14.40 %] (40 min) Hops
10 min 2.00 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.20 %] (10 min) Hops
5 min 1.00 oz Centennial [10.30 %] (5 min) Hops

-- Cool wort to fermentation temperature
-- Add water (as needed) to achieve volume of 5.50 gal
-- Siphon wort to primary fermenter and aerate wort.
-- Add Ingredients to Fermenter

Amount Item Type
1 Pkgs Scottish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1728) Yeast-Ale

14 days Ferment in primary for 14 days at 68.0 F
5/1/2011 Transfer to Secondary Fermenter
7 days Ferment in secondary for 7 days at 68.0 F

-- Dry Hop
Amount Item Type
2.00 oz Warrior [15.80 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops
2.00 oz Centennial [10.30 %] (Dry Hop 3 days) Hops

__________________
GryphonBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 01:37 PM   #2
Pappers_
Moderator
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Pappers_'s Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chicago
Posts: 11,590
Liked 893 Times on 644 Posts
Likes Given: 1962

Default

Have you worked out the estimated or target OG and IBUs? Those are two key numbers for me when I am looking at or working on a recipe.

Also, I think its an interesting experiment to use all Pilsner as your base malt for an imperial IPA, a different approach and am curious about how it turns out.

Pappers_ is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 01:43 PM   #3
itoriapt
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Edmond, OK
Posts: 10
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts

Default

Dough in at acid rest temp with a low grist to grain ratio then check ph. If could contiue on to sac rest. If not contiue to wait until the ph gets where you need it.

__________________
itoriapt is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 01:59 PM   #4
KAMMEE
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Peoria, Illinois
Posts: 388
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

If this is an IIPA, you probably want to have more than one smack pack or hopefully you made a starter. That yeast will be stressed with the lower pitching rate and could lead you to a stuck fermentation. Maybe it would work though, I've never used that particular strain.

__________________
KAMMEE is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 02:05 PM   #5
GryphonBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Posts: 219
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pappers_ View Post
Have you worked out the estimated or target OG and IBUs? Those are two key numbers for me when I am looking at or working on a recipe.

Also, I think its an interesting experiment to use all Pilsner as your base malt for an imperial IPA, a different approach and am curious about how it turns out.

Yes, sorry I didnt put it in there. OG estimate/target of 1.078 with a FG of 1.021. Then the IBUs calculated out to 250.9 on BeerSmith... doubting how accurate that is, but that's what it said.

Yeah, I thought the Pilsner was an odd/interesting choice too, but Blue Dot Double IPA from Hair of the Dog Brewing uses a very similar grain bill so i thought I'd give it a try. They also use double the amount of hops as this with Amarillo instead of Centenial. (LHBS didnt have any Amarillo)

Do you think I'll have any issues with useing the Pilsner?
__________________
GryphonBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 02:11 PM   #6
GryphonBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Posts: 219
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by itoriapt View Post
Dough in at acid rest temp with a low grist to grain ratio then check ph. If could contiue on to sac rest. If not contiue to wait until the ph gets where you need it.

Never dne that before, and not quit sure what you mean. I'll have to do some research.
__________________
GryphonBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 02:22 PM   #7
mhenry41h
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Posts: 896
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I hope this goes well for you! Based on your other threads, is it safe to assume this is your first AG batch? I'm hazarding a guess, constructively, that a 1.078 beer with 250 IBU's is going to either be a waste of money on hops because of the maximum level of IBU's a human can taste OR it will simply be undrinkable due to major overhopping. I wouldn't want to deter you, but I'd think you'd need around an 1.100 OG to make that much hopping bearable.

__________________

Fermenting: Lambic and Dry Orange Blossom Mead
Conditioning: Brett Drei Golden Strong
Next: Nut Brown, Wee Heavy, & Rye IPA
Drinking: Brett - Aussie Blonde, Black IPA, Belgian Stout, Munich Helles

Follow My Brewing Excursions at:

http://<br /> <font size="5"><font ...</font></font>

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dracon...58343357538490
___________________
Draconian Libations

mhenry41h is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #8
GryphonBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Posts: 219
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KAMMEE View Post
If this is an IIPA, you probably want to have more than one smack pack or hopefully you made a starter. That yeast will be stressed with the lower pitching rate and could lead you to a stuck fermentation. Maybe it would work though, I've never used that particular strain.

Good catch!!! I always use 2 smack packs and yeast nutrient out of both paranoia and too lazy/busy to make a starter, but thanks for looking out on that one.
__________________
GryphonBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 02:35 PM   #9
GryphonBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Posts: 219
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mhenry41h View Post
I hope this goes well for you! Based on your other threads, is it safe to assume this is your first AG batch? I'm hazarding a guess, constructively, that a 1.078 beer with 250 IBU's is going to either be a waste of money on hops because of the maximum level of IBU's a human can taste OR it will simply be undrinkable due to major overhopping. I wouldn't want to deter you, but I'd think you'd need around an 1.100 OG to make that much hopping bearable.

Close, only my 2nd all grain.

I have some extra DME laying around. do you think I should toss it in to up my gravity?

When I put the original recipe into BeerSmith witht he same hop count as the Blue Dot recipe it came out to 450+ IBUs so I cut it in half not wanting to waste it. Still think it's too much? Deffinetly don't want to wate $$$, but I'm ok with a rediculous amount of hops. First time I had Stone Ruination and Maharaja I thought "Huh, I thought this would be more hoppy.".
__________________
GryphonBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 04-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #10
mhenry41h
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Posts: 896
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Ruination, for example, rates in at 100 IBU's and has an ABV of 7.7 percent. Your ABV is likely less with 2.5 times the IBU's. I'd personally scale your bittering
hops way back until you get to 100 or slightly more if you want an atomic hop bomb. Your beer looks like it has some good malt backbone and residual sweetness to balance mega hops. I'd look at your BU/SG ratio on Beersmith and keep it under 1.250 on the max end.

I'd avoid the DME if you have the mash tun space and just scale your recipe up to 1.090 or so and then use the BU/SG calc.

__________________

Fermenting: Lambic and Dry Orange Blossom Mead
Conditioning: Brett Drei Golden Strong
Next: Nut Brown, Wee Heavy, & Rye IPA
Drinking: Brett - Aussie Blonde, Black IPA, Belgian Stout, Munich Helles

Follow My Brewing Excursions at:

http://<br /> <font size="5"><font ...</font></font>

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dracon...58343357538490
___________________
Draconian Libations

mhenry41h is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
first AG batch tomorrow checklist inside advice appreciated Dziuggy All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 18 08-26-2010 05:37 AM
Trying BIAB Tomorrow - need advice mrduna01 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 14 08-24-2010 05:06 PM
Brewing Tomorrow! Brewpastor All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 3 02-25-2008 01:21 PM
Brewing 22 gallons tomorrow, anyone else brewing? ohiobrewtus All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 33 11-10-2007 05:22 AM
First AG tomorrow, looking for advice ColoradoXJ13 All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 13 02-19-2007 07:54 PM



Newest Threads