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Old 05-10-2010, 01:28 PM   #111
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Here is what I just brewed up:

6 gallon batch

16 pounds two row pale
1/2# caramunich
1/2# Special B
1/2#Aromatic
1/2# Biscuit
Mashed at 154 for 75 minutes

my chinooks are A/A %11.5

1.25 oz Chinook at 75 minutes
1.25 oz Chinook at 45 minutes
1.00 oz Chinook at 2 minutes
1.00 oz Chinook at 1 minute


I ended up with 6 gallons of 1.074 wort.
I cooled to 65 degrees and pitched two hydrated packs of nottingham
I had activity in the airlock after two hours, full on fermentation after 8 hours.
Today (2 days later) the fermenter is at 68 degrees and the smell coming out of the airlock is the most amazing I have ever smelled. Pine,Citrus, woods......I can't wait to drink this.

****UPDATE****

After three days of fermentation I am at 1.015 or so, yeast still in suspension but starting to flocculate. Sample was amazingly tasty, huge citrus prescense and very bitter. This is going to be a huge winner. Considering dry hop. I think so long as it stays above 1.010 it will be really tasty.

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Old 05-21-2010, 04:32 AM   #112
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Just wanted to add that I brewed this clone tonight, but swapped the two row for British Pale because that's what I have. I cut it by two pounds, hit 88% efficiency on the stovetop with paint bags, and have six gallons of some fine-smelling beer-to-be sitting in a bucket being seduced by 22g of fresh Nottingham yeasties. OG came out at 1.082@70*F.

Can't WAIT 'til this one is finished!

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Old 05-21-2010, 01:50 PM   #113
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So, a question from a newb who really wants to go to partial mash before "going all the way", but isn't quite ready yet...

I noticed the partial mash recipe in the thread, but was wondering if this could be converted to an extract that would still make an OK clone. A good friend loves AB and we have a heck of a time getting it locally + the cost. I'd like to surprise him with this, but want to make sure it would be a decent clone as an extract. Otherwise, this might just be the push I need to get me into the partial mash category. Any thoughts?

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Old 05-26-2010, 05:29 PM   #114
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So, a question from a newb who really wants to go to partial mash before "going all the way", but isn't quite ready yet...

I noticed the partial mash recipe in the thread, but was wondering if this could be converted to an extract that would still make an OK clone. A good friend loves AB and we have a heck of a time getting it locally + the cost. I'd like to surprise him with this, but want to make sure it would be a decent clone as an extract. Otherwise, this might just be the push I need to get me into the partial mash category. Any thoughts?
I definitely recommend doing the partial mash (vs extract and steeping). It's really easy to do and it will only take about $50-$75 extra dollars to get the equipment (e.g. 5 gallon mash lauter tun and extra brew pot). Plus it's an easy step into the all grain brewing technique.

I used the following PM recipe based on others found in this thread and did it on my electric stovetop by doing a split boil. Used a 5 gal MLT and two brew pots. It heated up my apartment something awful, but I got it done.

Recipe: Brian's PM Oak Aged Arrogant Bastard
Style: Imperial IPA
TYPE: Partial Mash
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 5.00 gal
Boil Size: 6.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.083 SG
Estimated Color: 16.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 109.9 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.00 lb Extra Light Dry Extract (3.0 SRM) Dry Extract 22.22 %
8.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 62.96 %
0.50 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 lb Biscuit Malt (23.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 lb Caramunich Malt (56.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
0.50 lb Special B Malt (180.0 SRM) Grain 3.70 %
2.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) Hops 73.2 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (45 min) Hops 33.6 IBU
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (2 min) Hops 3.1 IBU
2 Pkgs Nottingham (Danstar #-) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10.50 lb
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Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 13.12 qt of water at 169.5 F 154.0 F


Notes:
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Added approx 1.75 oz of medium toast american oak chips to secondary for 14 days (chips soaked in Knob Creek Bourbon for approx 24 hours).

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Just racked to secondary last night and so far it tastes pretty damn good. I didn't have an AB to sample side by side, but it is definitely reminiscent of the brew - big, bold, aggressive. Looking forward to seeing how the oak chips affect the brew. My hopes are high.

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Old 06-07-2010, 07:44 PM   #115
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Thanks, BK...I'll have to take a look. The more I read, the more likely I am to do a partial mash. I'm just trying to figure out a good way to do it before taking the jump...then again, the best laid plans...

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Old 06-10-2010, 12:23 PM   #116
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Just bottled mine up yesterday. OG was 1.075 and FG was 1.015 using rehydrated Notty.. Here are a couple of pics. I filled one clear bottle just for fun.





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Old 08-31-2010, 04:18 AM   #117
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So lately ive been drinking so much Arrogant, i decided it would be more fiscally responsible (and fun) to just brew it up myself.

Did this today and went fairly well considering my setup. Before today i had never done an AG brew with >13lbs grain bill. I have a converted 5 gallon rubbermaid/Igloo cooler with SS braid as my mashtun. I had to use a 1.0 qt/lb of grain ratio, and that was still pushing it beyond the limits.

The recipe i used today was the 13.5 lb 2row + 1.5 lb C120L grain bill. As i suspected the efficiency was pretty crappy @ 65% (i normally get 72-75% w/ 8-12lb grain bills). OG came out to 1.066 with ~5.2 Gallons.

Made a 1L starter of WLP001 and have had it on a stirplate for 8 hrs now. Will prolly pitch it later tonight.

Even though i did not hit my numbers very well, im still looking forward to what will surely be a delicious brew.

my setup

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1st runnings

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because its only appropriate

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my reason for needing to brew this regularly

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action shot!

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<3 beer

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fun brew day and will definately post back with my results and more pictures.

PS: hoping this will attenuate down to about 1.015ish

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Old 09-05-2010, 11:35 PM   #118
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just wanted to say that this is the craziest fermentation of any beer ive made yet. made my standard 1L WLP001 starter.

this thing is blowing out of my Ale Pail even with 4 inches of headspace.

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Old 09-06-2010, 06:59 PM   #119
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I just wanted to say good luck, we're all counting on you.

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just an update:

racked to secondary today after 16 days in primary (been really busy the past couple of days). upon opening the primary i got a really strong whiff of alcohol and hops (not necessarily a bad thing ). to my surprise, the WLP001 attenuated down to 1.010! if my calculations are correct thats nearly 85% attenuation i was hoping for more around 1.015 but i dont have a problem taking a little more alcohol. with an OG of 1.066, im left with a ~7.35% beer. fairly close to AB at 7.2%. my IBUs are about 86. dry hop addition of 1oz Chinook (11.8%AAU) will be left in for a week before i bottle this up in all 22s.

the sample tasted great and i look forward to the final product. i will post back in a week with further results and hopefully some pictures.

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