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:

Planning:
AG#34 - Haunted Galleon

On Tap:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold - 4.0%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA- 6.0%
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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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:

Planning:
AG#34 - Haunted Galleon

On Tap:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold - 4.0%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA- 6.0%
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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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:

Planning:
AG#34 - Haunted Galleon

On Tap:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold - 4.0%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA- 6.0%
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:09 pm

I thought that I should stick a picture of this brew on here before it's all gone!

It has been a very easy drinking beer, but with plenty of flavour for the relatively simple recipe and my favourite aspect is the floral hop flavour from the Celeia :beer:
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Cheers

MB
FV:

Planning:
AG#34 - Haunted Galleon

On Tap:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold - 4.0%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA- 6.0%
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by chefgage » Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:12 pm

Looks a tasty pint that. Just perfect for sat out in the garden in this weather.

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Monkeybrew » Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 pm

chefgage wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Looks a tasty pint that. Just perfect for sat out in the garden in this weather.

Cheers chefage,

It turned out rather well and soon ran dry in my 20L keg!

MB
FV:

Planning:
AG#34 - Haunted Galleon

On Tap:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold - 4.0%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA- 6.0%
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Manngold » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:02 pm

MB - brewed this today. Smelt great. I still can't get decent efficiency on my gf. Ended up with 24l at 1036. Added 500g sugar to give a slight boost.

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by Monkeybrew » Thu Jul 26, 2018 10:33 pm

Manngold wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:02 pm
MB - brewed this today. Smelt great. I still can't get decent efficiency on my gf. Ended up with 24l at 1036. Added 500g sugar to give a slight boost.
Hi MG,

The best I've had so far is 73% Brewhouse Efficiency, but David Heath says that the correct grain crush has a big effect on efficiency.

My current 12L Irish Extra Stout didn't go to plan and I missed my OG by 6 point's, so ended up adding some candi sugar that I luckily had to hand.

I did my first 90 minute boil on a British Golden Ale that I recently brewed and am now drinking, and it really seem to have enhanced the grainy flavour of the malt, yum!

I'll be interested to hear how your brew turns out.

Cheers

MB
FV:

Planning:
AG#34 - Haunted Galleon

On Tap:
AG#32 - Scorched Gold - 4.0%

Drinking (bottles):
AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA- 6.0%
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#29 - Summer Ale

Post by WalesAles » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:43 pm

[quote=Monkeybrew post_id=835308 time=1531947383 user_id=7753

It turned out rather well and soon ran dry in my 20L keg!

MB
[/quote]

Good looking Beer MB! :D

WA
Manngold wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:02 pm
MB - brewed this today. Smelt great.
Mann,
Glad your Beer is OK! =D>
I was looking forward to a back to back tasting session of yours and Monkeys!
Looks like he has drunk all of his Beer, so that`s a no no. #-o
MB, you greedy git! [-X

WA

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