APA planned for first AG batch - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing > APA planned for first AG batch

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-03-2006, 01:54 PM   #1
cweston
 
cweston's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,014
Liked 18 Times on 11 Posts



Here's what I plan to brew for my first AG batch, using batch sparging...

Beer: Columbus APA (AG) Style: American Pale Ale
Type: All grain Size: 5.25 gallons
Color:
12 HCU (~8 SRM)
Bitterness: 41 IBU
OG: 1.053 FG: 1.013
Alcohol: 5.2% v/v (4.1% w/w)
Water: 1 tsp gypsum (divided between strike water and sparge water)
Grain: 10 lb. American 2-row
8 oz. German Vienna
4 oz. Belgian CaraMunich
2 oz. Belgian Special B
Mash: 70% efficiency
mash 60 minutes at 152 in approx 13.625 qts water.

Batch Sparge w/ 4.8 qts at 180 1st batch; 3.5 gal second batch
Boil: 90 minutes SG 1.040 7 gallons
1 tsp irish moss at 15 min.
Hops: .33 oz. Columbus (15% AA, 90 min.)
.33 oz. Columbus (15% AA, 30 min.)
.5 oz. Columbus (15% AA, 15 min.)
.5 oz. Columbus (15% AA, 2 min.)
.5 oz. Columbus (aroma)
Yeast: WLP 001 California
Log: Dry hop .5 oz columbus. (= "aroma hops" in spreadsheet).
Carbonation: 4.8-5 oz corn sugar

This web page generated by The Beer Recipator.

If I come out way below the estimated 70%, I'll just add some DME. (I calculated once that 2 oz. DME adds one gravity point to a 5.5 gallon batch.)

I have a couple wheat beers in mind for summer, but I wanted to be smart and start with a 100% barley beer. The grain bill is influenced by what I have on hand and wanting a slightly roasted, not too carmelly flavor.

Thoughts?
__________________

Primary: none
Secondary:
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale


 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 02:01 PM   #2
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,397
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


Looks really good to me! The grain bill is a bit unusual for an APA, but there's nothing wrong with that and it looks tasty. A lot of APA's are 2-row + crystal, and maybe Munich or a little wheat. I think you'll be happy with it, and especially the Columbus.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 02:04 PM   #3
cweston
 
cweston's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2006
Manhattan, KS
Posts: 2,014
Liked 18 Times on 11 Posts


I wondered about maybe a little wheat for head retention, but it was already in the 80s here this weekend: by the time this is ready, it's going to be full-on lawnmower season and beer wont last long enough in the glass to worry about head retention.
__________________

Primary: none
Secondary:
Bottle conditioning: Robust Porter
Drinking: Saison Dupont clone, tripel
Coming soon: Columbus APA, Rich Red ale

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2006, 02:05 PM   #4
Baron von BeeGee
Beer Bully
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Baron von BeeGee's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2005
Barony of Fuquay-Varina, NC
Posts: 5,397
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts


I wouldn't worry about the wheat, either. I recently read an article on BYO that has me of the opinion that adding adjuncts to a beer for head retention is addressing the symptoms and not the root cause of poor head retention.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
About this recipe I planned kingoslo Recipes/Ingredients 1 09-22-2009 01:10 PM
Whats planned for your next 3 brews? HopheadNJ General Beer Discussion 35 02-23-2009 03:56 AM
The Unveiling is going ahead as planned, but... RedSun General Beer Discussion 6 12-11-2007 04:07 AM
My first brew didn't exactly go as planned... Benny Blanco Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 10-18-2007 05:36 PM


Forum Jump