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frod1963 05-09-2013 12:00 PM

Pliny Light
 
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Huge amounts of tropical fruit and dankness. This is the second time I have done an IPA with Galaxy and it works very well with Simco and everything else here. Next time I brew this I will give some attempts to dry the beer out more to the 1.010-1.012 range. You can easily drink this beer hand over fist the way it is though. I use a constant recirculating full volume mash and get around 65% efficiency every time. Be aware of hop loss, I started with 8 gallons pre boil.

7 lbs two row (American)
6 lbs Pilsner
10 oz Carapils
10 oz Crystal 60
1 tsp Gypsum


1.0 oz Amarillo Mash hop (Whole)
1.0 oz Columbus 14%AA 90 min FWH (Whole)
1.0 oz Columbus 20 minutes (Whole)
1.0 oz Simco 14%AA 20 minutes (Whole)
1.5 oz Simco 14%AA 1 minute (Whole)
1.0 oz Galaxy 14.1%AA 1 minute (Pellet)
1.0 oz Chinook 14.0%AA 1 minute (Pellet)
12 oz Corn sugar

1.0 oz each (Galaxy, Columbus, Simco for 5 days)

I do a 20 minute whirlpool then turn on the immersion chiller. I was an idiot and ran this thing into a carboy and had a rather hard time shoving 3.oz of dry hop down the neck.

Yooper 05-09-2013 08:59 PM

That looks amazingly good! I'll have to try those hop combinations if I can get a hold of some galaxy hops!

torso 06-25-2013 03:39 PM

I brewed this a month or so ago, and it is the best beer I've ever brewed. Thanks for posting the recipe. I didn't have Galaxy or Chinook, so I switched them out for Armarillo and Mosaic which I had on hand whole leaf, the columbus was pellets, and the result was absolutely delicious. I'm going to brew this again tomorrow and it will be the first recipe I try to do completely the same. Just a great summer beer.

Question, why the 2 packs of yeast?

frod1963 06-25-2013 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by torso (Post 5301836)
I brewed this a month or so ago, and it is the best beer I've ever brewed. Thanks for posting the recipe. I didn't have Galaxy or Chinook, so I switched them out for Armarillo and Mosaic which I had on hand whole leaf, the columbus was pellets, and the result was absolutely delicious. I'm going to brew this again tomorrow and it will be the first recipe I try to do completely the same. Just a great summer beer.

Question, why the 2 packs of yeast?

Just a big yeast pitch since I wasn't using WLP 001. Glad to hear you liked it. I killed that keg pretty quick and need to re-brew it soon.

jglazer 06-25-2013 05:16 PM

Think this would be just as good with Conan yeast? I now have it banked and I am looking for some recipes to try it with.

frod1963 06-25-2013 06:31 PM

I'm sure it would. I had a couple 4's of Heady when this was on tap and both are super hop forward. Should work well.

torso 06-26-2013 11:46 PM

@frod1963 I brewed this again today. Made a couple adjustments to the hopping from the first time I brewed it because I didn't have enough hop bags. I used an IBU calculator for the first time and the final result was 142! Does that seem about right to you or is it maybe a bit much? I've got this on draft and had to brew it again because the prospect of running out was making me anxious.

frod1963 06-27-2013 12:02 AM

My IBu calc was done on beersmith and I believe mine is sent to Rager. At the "100+" IBu range I'm not sure 20-30 makes a huge difference like it would in a light lager.

Jbatten22 07-02-2013 05:11 PM

What was the final ABV?

frod1963 07-02-2013 07:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Jbatten22 (Post 5319959)
What was the final ABV?

With the SG and FG posted it will be 6.7% per BeerSmith.


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