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Old 08-25-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default All-Grain - The Electric APA

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Safale US-05
Yeast Starter: N/A
Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter: N/A
Batch Size (Gallons): 6 (post boil)
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.010
IBU: 37
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 5.86 SRM
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Ferment at 66-68F until complete
Additional Fermentation: N/A
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): N/A
Tasting Notes: Dry with extremely smooth hop flavour, very quaffable!

This is an all late-addition APA where hops are only added in the last 20 minutes to give it very smooth bitterness with a massive hop flavour. (More information on late hopping on Jamil's site here).

The Electric APA is one that I've made a few times now and everyone who tries it raves about it. I've made minor changes to the hop bill over the last year or two until until I got it exactly the way I liked it. It's one of my house beers that I like to always have on tap as it's dry and thirst quenching (my preference for APAs).

A large portion of the hop goodness comes from the Citra dry hops - they're essential (IMHO). I've even tried this recipe with 100% Citra hops and it just wasn't the same (it was somewhat one dimensional).

My brewhouse efficiency is 95% so scale as required to suite your setup.
The US-05 dry yeast can be replaced by WYeast 1056 or WLP-001.

The Electric APA



Size: 6.0 gal (post boil)
Brewhouse efficiency: 95%
Attenuation: 82.0%

Original Gravity: 1.056
Terminal Gravity: 1.010
Color: 5.86 SRM
Alcohol: 6.0%
Bitterness: 37 IBU

Ingredients:
7.75 lb Standard North American 2-Row (78.5%)
1.75 lb Vienna Malt (17.7%)
0.375 lb Crystal Malt 40°L (3.8%)
0.5 oz Centennial (9.2%) - added during boil, boiled 20 min
0.5 oz Amarillo (8.2%) - added during boil, boiled 20 min
1/2 Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
1 oz Centennial (9.2%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1 oz Amarillo (8.2%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1 oz Centennial (9.2%) - added during boil, boiled 0 min
1 oz Amarillo (8.2%) - added during boil, boiled 0 min
12 g Fermentis Safale US-05
1 oz Citra (11.1%) - added dry to secondary fermenter

Notes:
Add 250mg potassium metabisulphite to 10 gallons water to remove chlorine/chloramine (as required).
Water treated with brewing salts to: Ca=110, Mg=18, Na=16, Cl=50, S04=275
(Basically Randy Mosher's ideal Pale Ale numbers with slightly less Sulphate).
1.25 qt/lb mash thickness. Single infusion mash at 152F for 90 mins. Mashout to 168F.
60-90 min fly sparge with ~6 pH water.
Boil for 60 minutes. Lid on at flameout with 0 minute hops, start chilling immediately.
Cool wort to 66F and aerate well. Ferment at 66-68F until complete.
Add dry hops once fermentation is nearing completion (ie: below 1.015). Dry hop for 7-10 days total.
Rack to brite tank (secondary), crash chill to near freezing (if possible), add gelatine & let clear for 2-3 days.
Package as you would normally. I keg and carb on the low side (6-8 PSI).





Enjoy!

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Old 08-26-2011, 05:01 AM   #2
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This looks like a good recipe. I'll have to try it.

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Old 08-26-2011, 02:40 PM   #3
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Nice recipe Kal. I've got 1/2 pound of Citra I've been waiting to use, here we go!

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Just bought the ingredients for this today and will brew on the weekend. Looks good!

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Old 09-15-2011, 01:04 PM   #5
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Good luck with the brew and let us know how it turns out!

I brewed my last batch on August 13th and it's been the kegs now about two and half weeks and it's perfect!

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Made this beer again yesterday... it's been too long since I've had it!

I missed my target gravity: got 1.055/68F (target was 1.056). 94% efficiency instead of 95%. Close enough.

I think it's actually pretty good considering that I'm brewing in the garage temporarily (the major reason why my efficiency varies a bit more than it used to).

I threw in an extra oz of Centennial at flame - out just because I had 5 oz of it packaged up (recipe calls for 4 when doing 10 gallons of finished product).

I love the way this wort smells/tastes. Is it wrong to just drink it as is?

Instead of dry hopping with Citra I've been thinking of trying Ahtanum or NZ Galaxy instead... I think either would go well. Thoughts?

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Seems like a fun recipe to try! I have all the ingredients on hand to brew this one, so bonus. The aroma on this must be awesome. 95% efficiency, really?

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Seems like a fun recipe to try! I have all the ingredients on hand to brew this one, so bonus. The atoma on this must be awesome. 95% efficiency, really?
Thanks. I really like it myself. Many have brewed it and mentioned the same. I do normally get 95% of average ABV beers. 94% when I brewed it yesterday (1.055 instead of 1.056). Close enough.

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Brewed this for the first time.... After tasting it, it won't be the last. Especially great on a hot afternoon.

Thanks for the recipe.
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Glad you liked it! I just kegged another batch myself last week... waiting for a slot to clear up in the keezer so that I can put it on tap...

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