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bendavanza

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Yeast
Fermentis Safale US-05
Yeast Starter
no just 2 packs
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Batch Size (Gallons)
5
Original Gravity
1.064
Final Gravity
1.016
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I have brewed BM's Cream of 3 Crops a few times and really enjoyed the beer, and once I made a higher gravity version for a party had a real crowd pleaser. So doing some equipment trades I ended up with a lot of Saaz hops, and thought, why not try a Saaz based version of the cream of 3 crops? I had some leftover perle and spalter hops as well and I have read they play nicely with saaz.
It's still a little under carbed at the moment but it is delicious. The hop finish gives it an almost ginger like spice. The hops in the mash were actually first wort hop.
Here is the recipe, (The FG is not accurate mine came out to about 1.016 last time I checked) from Brewpal:

Cream Of Saaz

Batch size 5 gallons
Boil size 7.4 gallons
Boil time 90 minutes
Grain weight 13.3 pounds
Efficiency 75%
Original gravity 1.064
Final gravity 1.008
Alcohol (by volume) 7.3%
Bitterness (IBU) 47
Color (SRM) 3.2°L
Yeast
2 packs
Dry
Fermentis Safale US-05

Grains/Extracts/Sugars
13.3 pounds
2 Row Base
37ppg, 1.5°L 8.5 pounds
63.9%
Corn (Flaked)
39ppg, 0.5°L 2.5 pounds
18.8%
Rice (Flaked)
38ppg, 0.5°L 1.8 pounds
13.5%
Rice (Hulls)
0ppg, °L 0.5 pounds
3.8%

Hops
6.25 ounces
Saaz hops
4.4%, Pellet 3 ounces
Willamette hops
4.8%, Whole 1.75 ounces
Perle hops
8.2%, Pellet 0.75 ounces
Spalter hops
2.6%, Pellet 0.75 ounces

Mash
90 minutes, 9.7 gallons
Strike
Target 152°F 4.2 gallons
164°F
90 minutes (+0)
Sparge
Target 170°F 5.5 gallons
178°F
Saaz hops
4.4%, Pellet 1 ounces

Boil
90 minutes, 7.4 gallons
Willamette hops
4.8%, Whole 1.75 ounces
90 minutes (+0)
Saaz hops
4.4%, Pellet 1 ounce
15 minutes (+75)
Saaz hops
4.4%, Pellet 1 ounce
5 minutes (+85)
Perle hops
8.2%, Pellet 0.75 ounces
5 minutes (+85)
Spalter hops
2.6%, Pellet 0.75 ounces
5 minutes (+85)

Ferment
21 days @ 59-75°F
Rack to secondary 7 days (+14)

I'l post a picture soon once the carbonation is ideal.
 

robtotten

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Let's see a pic! And how do you think the Willamette and Saaz worked together? I'm thinking of using both in an American brown ale.
 
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Totally forgot I posted this thread. The hops have a noble yet sort of ginger bite. I am loving it on the nitrogen tap. The lacing on the glass tells the story.
 
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