AG#29 - Summer Ale

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AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Monkeybrew » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:54 pm

Since my last brew, I have been watching lot's of youtube videos about the Grainfather (the almost all in one brewing system :wink: ), because I need to reduce the physical size of my kit for storage between brews, and I also want to try and shorten my brewday if possible. I also like the ability to be able to easily brew small 10L batches if I fancy.

So this will be my final brew on my 3V kit, and it almost turned out perfectly with regards to hitting nearly all of my numbers, except for the OG that actually ended up 1 point higher than planned :)

I wanted to brew something fairly straight forward, as I have picked up some of the Bairds Heritage Maris Otter malt that I got from the Malt Miller recently, so I wanted to see if it had any more flavour than the normal Crisp MO that I have used before.

Summer Ale
Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 3.922
Total Hops (g): 105.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.040 (°P): 10.0
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 3.70%
Colour (SRM): 10.2 (EBC): 20.1
Bitterness (IBU): 25.8 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 75
Mash Efficiency (%): 80
Pre-Boil Gravity: 1.035
Boil Volume (L): 28
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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3.500 kg Bairds Heritage 1823 Maris Otter Malt (89.24%)
0.196 kg Crystal 80 (5%)
0.196 kg Torrified Wheat (5%)
0.030 kg Weyermann Carafa III malt (0.76%)

Hop Bill
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20.0 g Northdown Leaf (9.4% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.9 g/L)
15.0 g Celeia Pellet (3.1% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.7 g/L)
15.0 g Fuggles Pellet (5.6% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (0.7 g/L)
15.0 g Celeia Pellet (3.1% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.7 g/L)
15.0 g Fuggles Pellet (5.6% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.7 g/L)
25.0 g Celeia Pellet (3.1% Alpha) @ Day 12-15 (Dry Hop) (1.1 g/L)


Misc Bill
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0.9 g Calcium Chloride @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
3.95 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
3.95 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
1/2 Protafloc Tablet @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 67°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 19°C with Safeale S-04 (Rehydrated)

Notes
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AG Gyle No.29
29/04/18

Starting Alkalinity - 134.0 CaCO3 ppm
AMS @0.6ml/L
Treated Alkalinity - 14.0 CaCO3 ppm

Water Profile - Graham Wheelers Bitter
Actual - Ca-140.7 / Mg-10.1 / Na-49.7 / CaCO3-14 / SO4-273.4 / Cl-136.7

Mash pH -5.35

Total Liquor - 31.4L
Mash Liquor - 9.8L
Sparge Liquor - 21.6L
Absorption - 0.867L/kg

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

Planning:
AG#31 - Vienna Lager (GF#2)


On Tap:
AG#28 - Fools Pale Ale - 5.3%
AG#29 - Summer Ale - 3.7%

Drinking (bottles):


Conditioning (bottles):
AG#28 - Fools Pale Ale - 5.3%

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Jambo » Wed May 02, 2018 9:49 pm

Is that Greg Hughes' recipe? Really enjoyed that brew when I made it last year!

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Monkeybrew » Thu May 03, 2018 8:11 am

Jambo wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Is that Greg Hughes' recipe? Really enjoyed that brew when I made it last year!
Hi Jambo,

No it's not matey, obviously just an un-original name for a recipe on my part! #-o

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

Planning:
AG#31 - Vienna Lager (GF#2)


On Tap:
AG#28 - Fools Pale Ale - 5.3%
AG#29 - Summer Ale - 3.7%

Drinking (bottles):


Conditioning (bottles):
AG#28 - Fools Pale Ale - 5.3%

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Monkeybrew » Sun May 13, 2018 12:43 pm

I checked the gravity on day 8 and day 12, and it was stable at 1.012.

Thought it might finish a bit lower, but I'm happy with a 3.7% bitter.

The taste from the trial jar was ok, but I wanted a bit more of that nice fragrant taste/aroma that you get from Celeia, so I have dropped a 25g dry hop straight into the FV :) for a few days before kegging/bottling.

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#30 - Citra Delight (GF#1)

Planning:
AG#31 - Vienna Lager (GF#2)


On Tap:
AG#28 - Fools Pale Ale - 5.3%
AG#29 - Summer Ale - 3.7%

Drinking (bottles):


Conditioning (bottles):
AG#28 - Fools Pale Ale - 5.3%

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