Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

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Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by leedsbrew » Fri Jul 01, 2016 6:20 pm

Now then....................been a while. Infact I recon a fair few of you won't know who I am! lol :D :D :D

I've been out in the cold for about 2 years, but I've got the passion back again recently. I broke out the mash tun yesterday to brew for the Northern Craft Brewers competition in August.

Rules: English IPA using only UK or European hops. Any malts and yeast

So with that in mind I came up with the following recipe:


Hiatus IPA


Final Volume: 23 Litres
Original Gravity: 1.054
Final Gravity: 1.014
Alcohol Content: 5.3% ABV
Mash Efficiency: 85%
Bitterness: 42IBU
Colour: 8 SRM


Achilles IPA

Fermentables
Ingredient Amount % MCU When
UK Pale Ale Malt 87%
Belgian Cara Vienna Malt 6%
Belgian Biscuit Malt 5%
UK Wheat Malt 2%


Hops
Variety Alpha Amount IBU Form When
German Magnum 13% AA, 30g 36.5 IBUs, Loose Whole Hops First Wort Hopped
UK Keyworth M 4.5% AA, 50g, 5.4 IBUs, Loose Whole Hops 10 mins from end
German Mandarina Bavaria 7.5% 50g, Loose Whole Hops At turn off
UK Keyworth M 4.5% AA, 50g, Loose Whole Hops 4 day dry hop

Yeast
S04

The grain bill is a variation of a recipe I've done before that came out really well in a US IPA called Achilles. viewtopic.php?f=24&t=48877&hilit=achilles

It looked the business in the glass

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Unfortunately, due to my hiatus, grain stocks were low and I was out of Amber and CaraMunich II. Up stepped biscuit and cara vienna. the colour should be about the same, and I'm hoping that the biscuit will add a similar dryness as amber malt, and similarly the caraVienna should add a sweetness akin to CaraMunich.

Considering I've been out of the game for so long I was surprised at how uneventful the whole session was. Managed to hit all the numbers and volumes.


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I had to pop out and see a man about an allotment, after a 2 hour mash my little coolbox mash tun had kept the temp almost perfectly.

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Brimmed it! :shock:

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Got a really good break

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Came out clear as a bell

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Hit 23L all but bang on! :D


so this is happily chugging away with S04. Once fermentation has died down I'll give it its 4 days of dry hops, rack and then bottle ready for the comp!

Good to be back in the saddle!

cheers

LB

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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by Clobber » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:27 am

Nice job LB, glad to see you're back on it and sharing your brewdays again!

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Post by Kevwaller » Sat Jul 02, 2016 7:33 am

Looking a great brew that

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Post by leedsbrew » Sat Jul 02, 2016 1:41 pm

cheers chaps! was great to brew again. Think I've defo let the genie out of the bottle now like. got another planned next week :D

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Post by injac » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:16 pm

Looks like a good brewday. I'm also entering this comp and am brewing my entry tomorrow. Hope to meet you at the event!

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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by simple one » Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:58 pm

Good to see you back brewing again. What was the reason for the big break? Just interested in what are the most common impacts on hobbies/brewing.

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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by ArmChair » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:11 pm

Welcome back to it buddy!
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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by edgearsenal » Sun Jul 03, 2016 7:23 pm

Welcome back mate when i first went A.G a few years back your posts were among the ones that help influence me to make the jump.

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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by ArmChair » Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:04 pm

Hows this coming alone? i brewed mine Thursday

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=76427
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2014 - 719
2015 - 726
2016 - 74
Started BIAB 11/02/2013

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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by leedsbrew » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:31 pm

ArmChair wrote:Hows this coming alone? i brewed mine Thursday

viewtopic.php?f=24&t=76427
ey up chief. Well its fermented out to 10.10 so ended up being 5.5%. Quite low end for abv but I'm the one who has to drink the rest of the batch :D

Colour and flavor, spot on for where I wanted them. The Keyworth is coming through as very English. not too sure what the Mandarina has brought to the party yet. I'm racking it to secondary tonight and dry hoping.

You recipe looks good. smooth enough brewday?

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Post by ArmChair » Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:47 pm

I've never had key worth, or if I have, I've not know! Looking forward to trying yours.

Everything went smooth except the timer on the HTL kicked in late, but I can live with that.
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2014 - 719
2015 - 726
2016 - 74
Started BIAB 11/02/2013

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Re: Hiatus IPA (AKA Leedsbrew's return) + some PICS

Post by leedsbrew » Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:08 am

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Just racket this and added 50g of Keyworth dry hops :)

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