AG#97 - Brown Ceas

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AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sun Mar 17, 2013 12:59 pm

Brown Ceas - This is my NCB / Saltaire Brewery brew for the bar, an American Style Brown Ale, loosely based on my previous 'Steaming, Brown & Sticky' of last year, this is going to be a little lighter in colour as the other version was almost black, or at least a very dark brown.
'Brown Ceas' its like the 3-Cs Cascade, Columbus, Chinook and its brown! ;)

Fermentables:
Lager Malt - 72%
Wheat Malt - 10%
Crystal Malt - 5%
Caramalt - 5%
Carapils (Weyermann) - 5%
Chocolate Malt, Pale - 2%
Chocolate Malt - 1%

Hops:
Aramis - 8.9 % @ 65 mins - 36g
Saaz - 3.95 % @ 35 mins - 40g
Columbus (Tomahawk) - 16.5 % @ 0 mins - 30g
Cascade - 7.9 % @ 0 mins - 30g
Chinook - 12.5 % @ 0 mins - 60g

Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.045
Final Gravity: 1.012
Alcohol Content: 4.3% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 77 % (Its too late now, I punched in 77 rather than 75%!!!)
Bitterness: 45 EBU
Colour: 46 EBC
Mash: 68c for 60-90mins
Yeast: Safale us-05

The Malts:
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First Wort Aramis Hops:
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Recirculating the Mash for Clarity:
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The Hops all weighed out and ready:
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85c Steep Hops in for 30mins:
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Top-Down view of the copper running off to FV, I got 1052 Gravity:
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The spent hops in the copper, they soaked up a good couple of litres:
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AG#97 - Brown Ceas by pdtnc, on Flickr

Bit of a late start but all done and dusted, liquored back just short of 3L from 1052 to 1045 getting a 21.92 Litre yield so only 1L short of target volume.
I almost forgot to add the Protafloc 'cos I was messing about on Twitter too much, extended boil by 5 mins to account for lack of concentration!
I may dry hop this with Cascade Pellets, we shall see... :)

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by andybiochem » Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:17 pm

Any plans for #100?

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Mon Mar 18, 2013 6:12 pm

Should be like a BBQ with Beer & brewday.... or something! :)

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:15 pm

Just Dry Hopped with 20g each of Cascade & Amarillo, so approx 2g/litre, Gravity at 1011.

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by simple one » Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:42 pm

Yum! Looking forward to it.

I think all the beers on the bar are going to taste similar, regardless of colour, abv, malt, yeast... etc!

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:30 pm

I'll hopefully get this in a box during the week, going to try for just 3 days on the hops.

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by alix101 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:28 pm

can't wait to give this a go, your dark IPA, was excellent last year so no pressure...are you serving from polypins this, year just you mentioned box :?:
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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:22 pm

everything is from Bag-in-Box this year, though I have been asked to use a pin so we don't have to dismantle as many Cask Tap nuts from the lines... we shall see.
Its not going to be as mad as last years brew :)

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by stevetk189 » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:21 am

Sounds tasty! Let me know how you get on with those early Aramis additions.

Also, a quicky question re bag in a box. I presume if you're using them now you've settled on a conditioning procedure. I haven't had a lot of space to play around with my bags for a few months so I've made little progress. But, with summer rapidly approaching it would be nice to get a few batched split off into bags ready for the handpull. Care to share your procedure?
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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:39 am

I used Aramis in my previous brew with a load of late Mt. hood, tastes great and makes a good middle of the road spicy session ale with a slight oranginess.

The Bag-in-boxes will keep your beer fresh for Months but it will lack condition so is best served fresh, I wrote a procedure for the NCB beers for the bar https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wjw ... fN_ro/edit

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Re: AG#97 - Brown Ceas

Post by WishboneBrewery » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:22 am

The Pumpclip Design

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