AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

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AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Mon May 15, 2017 9:29 pm

I managed to fit this brew in yesterday when the opportunity arose a short notice, after SWMBO had a change of plans which meant a Brewday was on the cards :D

I'm not ashamed to say that this brew is inspired by Greene King's East Coast IPA, as this brew might be below average from a bottle, but IMO it is very good from the keg, and I have found myself drinking it all night when I have a rare night out in my local in Colchester.

I just want a refreshing session strength IPA, that should deliver a decent hop burp!

The Brewday went fairly well, apart from a very slow draining mash again, that played havoc with my decision to have another bash at fly sparging. I had to keep switching off my pump to avoid totally flooding the grain bed, but it was worth the effort, as I ended up with some lovely clean wort from them mash tun in the end.

I had aimed for 25L @1.040, but didn't allow enough liquor to get absorbed by the hop pellets in the boil, and my mash efficiency was slightly off due to the fly sparge.

Also finally got a new electrode for my pH meter, so it was nice to be able to check on my water calculations and with a mash pH of 5.3, I was happy. On the subject of water, I went for Graham Wheelers 'Bitter' profile which will hopefully give it a good hoppy punch.

I used up a few hop and malt ends in this brew, and hope that the Vienna malt will help balance a fairly hoppy low abv beer, but only time will tell..........

Still not sure whether to dry hop as well, so I will wait and see how it tastes once the vigorous fermentation is over. Most of this will go into my 20L Crusader keg and whatever is left will go into a few bottles.

Cheers

MB

East Anglian IPA
Session IPA

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 24.0
Total Grain (kg): 4.324
Total Hops (g): 118.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.041 (°P): 10.2 (my hydrometer reads +0.001)
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010 (°P): 2.6
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.08 %
Colour (SRM): 5.4 (EBC): 10.7
Bitterness (IBU): 37.2 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 72
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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3.416 kg Maris Otter Malt (79%)
0.649 kg Weyermann Vienna Malt (15%)
0.173 kg Caramalt (4%)
0.086 kg Crystal 60 (2%)

Hop Bill
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12.0 g Columbus Leaf (16.8% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.5 g/L)

16.0 g Cascade Pellet (6.6% Alpha) @ 20 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

15.0 g Amarillo Leaf (8.9% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
15.0 g Centennial Pellet (8.1% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)
15.0 g Mosaic Pellet (12% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (0.6 g/L)

15.0 g Amarillo Leaf (8.9% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.6 g/L)
15.0 g Centennial Pellet (8.1% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.6 g/L)
15.0 g Mosaic Pellet (12% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.6 g/L)

Misc Bill
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0.6 g Calcium Chloride @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
3.5 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
3.5 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
1.0 Protofloc Tablet @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 68°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with M44 - Mangrove Jacks US West Coast (rehydrated)

Notes
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Total Liquor - 34.5L
Mash Liquor - 11L
Sparge Liquor - 23.5L

Salifert Test -

1 - 0.40ml = 3.30 x 50 = 165ppm CaC03
2 - 0.65ml = 1.88 x 50 = 94ppm CaC03
3 - 0.45ml = 0.45 x 50 = 22.5ppm CaC03

Malt Miller AMS @0.65ml/L

Water Profile - Graham Wheelers Bitter

Mash pH - 5.30

Pre-Boil Gravity - 1.036 @30.5L (81% Mash Efficiency)

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AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout

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Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by donchiquon » Tue May 16, 2017 7:54 pm

That is a cracking looking recipe.

One of my missions for 2017 is to get a session IPA dialled in. A 4% beer that drinks like a 6% one but doesn't have you staggering around and lawnmowing your toes off after 5 pints.

I brewed last week and tried a similar grain bill with a 70 degree mash to try and add some body. Hopped with Galaxy and Summer.

I'm planning to follow it up with a US version and had lined up a similar hop bill to yours - cant go wrong with Mosaic.

Let us know how it turns out.
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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by alexlark » Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Have a go at the Darkstar Hop head clone. It's not super hoppy but at less that 4% it goes down real easy.

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Wed May 24, 2017 7:27 pm

I have rechecked the gravity again tonight, after it's first check at the weekend, and it is stable at 1.011 (4%), so very pleased with that.

The flavour at this stage is slightly malty and nicely hoppy, but I do want a bit more freshness, so plan to dry hop later with 15g each of Amarillo, Centennial and Mosaic.

It still has a fair bit of clearing to do, but the M44 yeast takes it's time, so it will get crash cooled before kegging.

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold

Planning:
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout

On Tap:
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by donchiquon » Sun May 28, 2017 10:52 am

Sounds good! I've not used that much Vienna in a grain bill before. Will it add body as well as maltiness?

My first attempt at a session IPA with body has bombed....ended up at 1006 using WLP009 despite mashing high. I don't think it's infected, so retrying tomorrow with WLP002 and more carapils in the grain bill.
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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by donchiquon » Sun May 28, 2017 10:52 am

alexlark wrote:Have a go at the Darkstar Hop head clone. It's not super hoppy but at less that 4% it goes down real easy.
Good shout - Added to the never-ending list
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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Mon May 29, 2017 4:39 pm

donchiquon wrote:
alexlark wrote:Have a go at the Darkstar Hop head clone. It's not super hoppy but at less that 4% it goes down real easy.
Good shout - Added to the never-ending list
Sounds like my list has just got longer as well!
FV:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold

Planning:
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout

On Tap:
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Mon May 29, 2017 4:50 pm

donchiquon wrote:Sounds good! I've not used that much Vienna in a grain bill before. Will it add body as well as maltiness?

My first attempt at a session IPA with body has bombed....ended up at 1006 using WLP009 despite mashing high. I don't think it's infected, so retrying tomorrow with WLP002 and more carapils in the grain bill.
The Weyermann Vienna can be used up to 100% of the grist, so I assume that it is as fermentable as MO. I just like the flavour that it adds.

1.006 is pretty low, what was your OG? Do you think that you might have pitched too much yeast?

This may just be a shear coincidence, but I found that my FG's stopped dropping that low when i started to treat my water.

I racked my brew off of the yeast and dry hops yesterday, and plan to keg it and fill half a dozen bottles tonight.

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Really looking forward to this one, planning to serve at 10C @ 10 psi.

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold

Planning:
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout

On Tap:
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by donchiquon » Mon May 29, 2017 7:58 pm

Monkeybrew wrote:1.006 is pretty low, what was your OG? Do you think that you might have pitched too much yeast?

This may just be a shear coincidence, but I found that my FG's stopped dropping that low when i started to treat my water.
OG was spot on at 1044, but 1006 is 3 points lower than I have ever had a beer finish.

I pitched ~250bn cells, versus the 190bn recommeded as I've had WLP090 stall on me before. That's 30% over pitch....would that be the culprit?...I can't smell or taste any signs of anything wild...

Although I did a mashout, for about 10 mins at 76 deg, my sparge water was too warm after a slip up with my temp controller. I ended up doing half the sparge at 67 degrees. I wondered if the mash might have continued and made the wort more fermentable (although I had thought that the 76 deg mashout permanently knackered the enzymes).

I also used a combo of a little Galaxy and a lot of Summer. The Summer has turned out way to subtle for my liking....I was looking forward to an Aussie fruit-bomb, but it's very european in flavour.

I rebrewed it today with Mosaic, Amarillo, and Citra. Smells much better. Using WLP002 to try and attenuate less. We'll see how that works out...

Yours is a good colour. "10C @ 10 psi" - I never thought a sentance like that would make me thirsty!
Ian

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:22 pm

I'm very pleased with this beer, and it has already slightly evolved.

It was very quaffable from day 3 to be honest, but the hop flavour was dominated by Centennial, but it now has a more rounded hop flavour and a slight malty note too.

The body is spot on in my opinion, and there is no hop astringency.

I really couldn't have wanted more from this beer, and it's just the job on a warm summer's evening :)

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Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold

Planning:
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout

On Tap:
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

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Re: AG#24 - East Anglian IPA

Post by donchiquon » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:57 pm

Lovely colour...looks like a cracking pint!
Ian

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