AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

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AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

Post by Monkeybrew » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:17 am

I've been planning and talking about brewing an Adnams Ghost Ship clone for a couple of years now, and have now finally got around to brewing version 1 :oops:

Aim: To produce something close to the real thing and also to try and build some consistency into my brewing process on the Grainfather, because after 5 previous brews of varying styles and brewlengths, I still don't feel as though I can confidently hit my numbers yet. Coupled with this, the Grainfather recipe software has changed since I started using it May this year, so you now have to dial in a much higher efficiency value to achieve the same OG. Maybe this is all a marketing thing :-k because the same recipe when inputted into Brewmate, shows a drop of 7% in Brewhouse Efficiency.

Anyway, this brewday went well yesterday and as I was potentially expecting, I overshot my planned OG by 2 points, so there's the first adjustment for v2.

I know that to get the best match to the real beer, I should be using the Adnams yeast, but I have chosen to start with S-04 until I get somewhere near, because I find this yeast to be very reliable and I don't think that I have got the skills to confidently produce enough yeast from the dregs from a mini cask at this time.

I will update this post as the brew finishes and conditions.................

Haunted Galleon v1 (Adnams Ghost Ship Clone)
American Pale Ale

Brew Date 06.10.18

Recipe Specs
Batch Size (L): 23.0
Total Grain (kg): 5.000
Total Hops (g): 132.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.048 (°P): 11.9
Final Gravity (FG): 1.012 (°P): 3.1
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 4.72 %
Colour (SRM): 8.6 (EBC): 17.0
Bitterness (IBU): 35.2 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 70 (Grainfather software says 77%!)
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
4.500 kg Crisp Maris Otter Malt (90%)
0.250 kg Crisp Caramalt (5%)
0.250 kg Thomas Fawcett Crystal Rye Malt (5%)

Hop Bill
12.0 g Columbus Leaf (16.8% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (0.5 g/L)
40.0 g Amarillo Pellet (9.6% Alpha) @ 10 Minutes (Boil) (1.7 g/L)
20.0 g Amarillo Pellet (9.6% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.9 g/L)
20.0 g Citra Pellet (11.2% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (0.9 g/L)
40.0 g Citra Pellet (11.2% Alpha) @ 0 Days (Dry Hop) (1.7 g/L)

Misc Bill
1.0 g Calcium Chloride @ 60 Minutes (Mash)
5.0 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 60 Minutes (Mash)
5.0 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
3.0 g Irish Moss @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Water Profile - Graham Wheelers Dry Pale Ale
Untreated Alkalinity - 116.5ppm CaCO3
Treated Alkalinity - 25ppm CaCO3
AMS @0.45ml/L
Mash pH - 5.44 (22C)

Single step Infusion at 67°C for 60 Minutes.
Fermented at 20°C with Safale S-04

Recipe Generated with BrewMate


AG#35 - Haunted Galleon (Ghost Ship v1)

On Tap:
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles - 4.8%

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

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles - 4.8%

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Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

Post by timbobist » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:04 pm

Nice one, keep us updated.👍
I brewed at the weekend using a similar grain bill to yours, but hopped with magnum then all citra for flavour and aroma.

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Re: AG#35 - Haunted Galleon v1

Post by chefgage » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:05 am

Interesting what you say about the change in the software with regards needing a higher efficiency value for same OG, cannot say i noticed that.

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