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Default All-Grain - Grain Reaper's Whiskey Barreled HopGoblin

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Wyeast 1968
Yeast Starter: yup
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0
Original Gravity: 1.058
Final Gravity: 1.012
IBU: 55.9
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 18 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 14 days at 66
Additional Fermentation: 14 days barrel aging
Tasting Notes: Malty and nutty with nice bitterness to balance the whiskey barrel aging

Grain Reapers HopGoblin

BJCP Style and Style Guidelines

08-C English Pale Ale, Extra Special/Strong Bitter

Min OG: 1.048 Max OG: 1.072
Min IBU: 30 Max IBU: 60
Min Clr: 6 Max Clr: 18 Color in SRM, Lovibond


Batch Size (Gal): 5.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 10.65
Anticipated OG: 1.058 Plato: 14.29
Anticipated SRM: 18.9
Anticipated IBU: 55.9
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes



Grainbill

8.50 lbs. Maris Otter Pale Ale Malt
1.00 lbs. Toasted Maris Otter Malt
0.50 lbs. Crystal 60L
0.40 lbs. Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt
0.25 lbs. Chocolate Malt
0.50 lbs. Toasted pumpkin seeds, milled and mashed with grain

Hops:

0.50 oz. Fuggle 5.00%AA First WH
0.75 oz. Phoenix 10.30%AA First WH
0.50 oz. Styrian Goldings 5.25%AA 30 min.
0.50 oz. Fuggle 5.00%AA 30 min.
0.50 oz. Styrian Goldings 5.25%AA 0 min.
0.50 oz. Fuggle 5.00%AA 0 min.


Yeast:

WYeast 1968 London Extra Special Bitter


Mash Schedule:

Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 10.65

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.30:1
Saccharification Rest Temp : 154° Time: 60min
Mash-out Rest Temp : 212° Time: 10min
Sparge Temp : 170° Time: 10min


This is a slight tweak on the famous Hobgoblin recipe, I cranked up the hop bitterness (hence the name), added toasted Maris Otter and Toasted hulled pumpkin seeds. the result is a bigger toasty biscuity flavor with some nice nuttiness from both the seeds and the home toasted malt to balance out the oak and whiskey notes.

I wasn't sure just where to put this, it is on the cusp of being a brown ale and an ESB, the IBU put it in the ESB range, but I feel that the color and nuttiness put it more as a brown ale, however the FWH mellow out the perceived bitterness so it could easily pass as a brown.

Overall the process is pretty straight forward, toast up a pound of MO a week before brewing and let it rest. The day of the brew heat a cast iron skillet on the stove and add the raw unsalted hulled pumpkin seeds (pepitas) heat them until they get a nice toasted color and they puff up almost round DO NOT BURN THEM!! I then let them cool a bit and add to the grains and run them through the mill.

I find the combination of the toasted grain and the pumpkin seeds really add a nice nutty biscuity flavor to the finished beer that really plays well with the oak and whiskey notes from the barrel aging.

Fermentation begins at 64°, I let it ramp up to 67° and finally to 70° in the final few days to bring out some of the yeast driven esters.

After fermentation has completed carefully rack into a sanitized 20L whiskey barrel or secondary fermenter with whiskey soaked medium toasted oak chips and age out for a week or two, or until the whiskey/oak flavor is where you want it.

Bottle or keg and carbonate to 2.0 volumes. put them away to condition for a month or longer to let the flavors mellow.


Here is a pic of the OG sample, efficiency was a bit high that day.


And a pint of the finished product.

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Old 09-09-2011, 03:36 AM   #2
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Looks good. Where did you get your barrel?

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Looks good. Where did you get your barrel?
I was part of a group buy from a distillery in texas, we bought 20 of them for the guys in the homebrew club.
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This is right up my alley... Need to find a barrel ! Well done.
How is the little one doing ?

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I think Im going to brew this soon, I need to remember to bottle off a pile of bombers this time around.

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