Jim's Beer Kit

Practical Homebrewing

Anyone used Australian Summer Hops?

If you have a hop related question about International Bittering Units or alpha acid, post it here!

Anyone used Australian Summer Hops?

Postby BeerEagle » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:26 pm

I bought a small packet of these hops and am wondering how best to use them.

I'm tempted to make a SMaSH with them but what could I expect?
With sufficient thrust, pigs can fly.
User avatar
BeerEagle
Hollow Legs
 
Posts: 488
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:13 pm

Re: Anyone used Australian Summer Hops?

Postby keith1664 » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:13 am

Well there's synchronicity for you.
I'll be using them myself tomorrow for the first time so give me a month or so and I'll be able to tell you!
Not a SMaSH because I like a bit of sweetness but I'm planning a 40L brew

6kg pale
500g Caramalt
200g Wheat malt
then 25g of Summer at 90,60,15,10,5 and 0 minutes. Holding back 50g for dry hopping.
Should be 4.2% and 27 IBU's.
I'm aiming for something quite summery! :D
In or near Norwich? Interested in meeting up monthly to talk and drink beer? PM me for details.
User avatar
keith1664
Lost in an Alcoholic Haze
 
Posts: 532
Joined: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:54 pm
Location: Norwich

Re: Anyone used Australian Summer Hops?

Postby deanrpwaacs » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:03 am

Ok this is what i made.

Summer Ale
Date:
Gyle Number:
Fermentable Colour lb: oz Grams Ratio
Pale Malt 5 EBC 9 lbs. 2.0 oz 4140 grams 83.9%
Munich Malt 20 EBC 0 lbs. 9.3 oz 265 grams 5.4%
Crystal Malt 130 EBC 0 lbs. 9.3 oz 265 grams 5.4%
Amber Malt 60 EBC 0 lbs. 9.3 oz 265 grams 5.4%


Hop Variety Type Alpha Time lb: oz grams Ratio
Summer Whole 6.5 % 60 mins 0 lbs. 1.2 oz 35 grams 22.3%
Summer Whole 6.5 % 30 mins 0 lbs. 0.6 oz 17 grams 10.8%
Summer Whole 6.5 % 20 mins 0 lbs. 0.8 oz 23 grams 14.6%
Summer Whole 6.5 % 10 mins 0 lbs. 1.1 oz 32 grams 20.4%
Summer Whole 6.5 % 0 mins 0 lbs. 1.8 oz 50 grams 31.8%


Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.053
Final Gravity: 1.013
Alcohol Content: 5.2% ABV
Total Liquor: 33.2 Litres
Mash Liquor: 12.3 Litres
Mash Efficiency: 83 %
Bitterness: 46.8982825880886 EBU
Colour: 28 EBC

On reflection i would use other hops to bitter and most of the summer in the last 20mins.I did dry hop with 50g but i am not happy with just dumping them on top as i dont feel i am getting the aroma i should so have just started to stick the hops in tights and sink them into the beer.Time will tell if it helps me get what i want.
I was a little let down when i first tried the beer and it was quite cold from the shed and seemed quite bland,but i left a few indoors a couple of weeks later and it turned the corner into a very nice beer that was best surved at room temp.The hops are quite subtle with a smooth bitterness.
I will be brewing with them again soon.

Cheers Dean.
Drinking ,Arrogant Bsteward,Black Wit,Cream Rye Stout,
Conditioning,Tally Ho,Spitfire
In the FV,Nowt
In the cube,Nowt
Coming up ,Old Spec Hen,Red IPA,Mega Hop Thing,Larkins Chidingstone,maybe a venture into Lager.
Love hops drink beer have a look here http://uk.ebid.net/items/ramengltddean
deanrpwaacs
Piss Artist
 
Posts: 214
Joined: Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:03 am
Location: Kent

Anyone used Australian Summer Hops?

Postby BeerEagle » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:20 am

Thanks for your replies peeps.

Here's what I'm going with:

Aussie Summer PA

Style: American Pale Ale
Type: All Grain
Efficiency: 80 %
IBU's: 38.65
Boil Size: 33L
Color: 7.3 SRM
Batch Size: 25L
Boil Time: 60 minutes

Brew Date:21/04/2012
OG: 1.051
FG: 1.013
ABV: 4.98 %

Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Time
4.50 kg 81.82 % Pale Malt, Maris Otter 60 mins
0.20 kg 3.64 % Munich Malt 60 mins
0.40 kg 7.27 % Simpsons Caramalt 60 mins
0.40 kg 7.27 % White Wheat Malt 60 mins

Hops
Amount IBU's Name Time AA %
20.00 g 29.29 Admiral 60 mins 14.75
40.00 g 9.36 Summer 10 mins 6.50
60.00 g 0.00 Summer 0 mins 6.50

Yeasts

Reclaimed mix of S-04 and US05

Additions
Amount Name Time Stage
1.00 oz Irish Moss 15 mins Boil

Mash Profile
Medium Body Infusion 60 min @ 67.8°C
Add 17.79 L ( 3.61 L/kg ) water @ 76.4°C
Sparge
Sparge 23.26 L of 76.7°C water over 60 mins
With sufficient thrust, pigs can fly.
User avatar
BeerEagle
Hollow Legs
 
Posts: 488
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:13 pm


Return to Hops

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests