AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

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AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Apr 01, 2017 2:26 pm

I'm on a roll now, and had a Friday night brew day last night.

I brewed an India Pale Ale that is very loosely based on Goose Island IPA. I read so many different forum recipe threads for this brew, in the end I took bits of inspiration from them all and came up with this recipe below.

I was aiming for 23L @1.060 OG, but ended up with 23.5L @1.058 OG, so fairly happy with that.

I think that I should have dropped my Brewhouse efficiency a bit more in BrewMate to account for the extra little bit of liquor that I added, as I thought that the hop's would have soaked a bit more wort than they did.

I got my mash on at 6.30pm, but I was still faffing around tidying up at 1am, as my brew seemed to take ages to cool down for some reason. #-o

I definitely think that my pH meter electrode is knackered, as I tried a new 9V battery in it, but I still wasn't able to calibrate it at 4 & 7, so I don't know what my mash pH was again.

I've attached a few pictures from last night and I'm just waiting for the brew to kick into life now.

Cheers

MB

AG#22 - Monkey Island IPA
Anglo/American IPA

Recipe Specs
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Batch Size (L): 23.5
Total Grain (kg): 6.047
Total Hops (g): 235.00
Original Gravity (OG): 1.058 (°P): 14.3
Final Gravity (FG): 1.015 (°P): 3.8
Alcohol by Volume (ABV): 5.62 %
Colour (SRM): 6.2 (EBC): 12.2
Bitterness (IBU): 53.7 (Tinseth)
Brewhouse Efficiency (%): 71
Boil Time (Minutes): 60

Grain Bill
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5.140 kg Maris Otter Malt (85%)
0.605 kg Weyermann Munich I (10%)
0.302 kg Caramalt (5%)

Hop Bill
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35.0 g Chinook Leaf (14.8% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (1.5 g/L)
100.0 g Styrian Golding Leaf (4.4% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (4.3 g/L)
50.0 g Cascade Pellet (6.6% Alpha) @ 0 Minutes (Aroma) (2.1 g/L)
25.0 g Centennial Pellet (8.1 Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (1.1 g/L)
25.0 g Fuggles Pellet (5.6% Alpha) @ 7 Days (Dry Hop) (1.1 g/L)

Misc Bill
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0.8 g Calcium Chloride @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
1.0 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
0.9 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 90 Minutes (Mash)
0.8 g Calcium Chloride @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.9 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) @ 60 Minutes (Boil)
0.5 Protofloc Tablet @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 66°C for 90 Minutes.
Fermented at 19°C with 12g of NBS Ale Yeast & 6g of Muntons Premium Ale Yeast (Both rehydrated)

Notes
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Total Liquor - 35.2L
Mash Liquor - 15.1L
Sparge Liquor - 20.1L

Salifert Test -

1 - 0.38ml = 3.42meq/L x 50 = 171ppm CaC03
2 - 0.90ml = 0.45meq/L x 50 = 22.5ppm CaC03

CRS @0.76ml/L

Mash pH - Dead Electrode!

Water Profile - Graham Wheelers Sweet Pale Ale

Pre Boil Gravity - 1.052 @29.8L - (81% Mash Efficiency)

Recipe Generated with BrewMate

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FV:
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles

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

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by WalesAles » Sat Apr 01, 2017 8:53 pm

Looking Good Monkey! =D>
I will probably be drinking this in a few weeks time. :lol:

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by Wonkydonkey » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:28 pm

That's what I call a Monkey-Island-Brew

I really fancy doing this next brew, but I an't got the hops, so I guess a bit of subb-ing

Let's see if I can pull it off

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:27 am

WalesAles wrote:Looking Good Monkey! =D>
I will probably be drinking this in a few weeks time. :lol:

WA
Maybe in a couple of month's old mate, this one will need a bit of conditioning I think :)

The gravity is stable at 1.013, thought it was 1.012, but once the hydrometer had settled it had risen slightly in the jar. That's a solid 6% then :=P

It's currently getting some crash cooling before bottling later this weekend.

Now to plan an old style Porter brew!

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles

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

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:04 pm

Bottled this one last night in the end, so just need to keep my mits off of it for a few weeks........

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Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles

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

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by 6470zzy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:38 pm

Monkeybrew wrote:Bottled this one last night in the end, so just need to keep my mits off of it for a few weeks........

MB
That looks a lovely colour indeed. :beer:
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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by NorthEastBrewer » Tue May 16, 2017 9:51 am

Hi MB,
How did this brew turn out for you in the end?
Did it need long to condition?
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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Wed May 17, 2017 12:39 am

NorthEastBrewer wrote:Hi MB,
How did this brew turn out for you in the end?
Did it need long to condition?
Barny
Hi Barny,

I had a bottle after 2 weeks and it was drinkable, but wasn't fully carbed, but tasted ok.

I will crack another one open at the weekend and report back with a picture.

Cheers

MB
FV:
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles

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

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by NorthEastBrewer » Mon May 22, 2017 7:06 pm

Evening MB, so how was the weekend sample?
I'm thinking of making this in the next week or so as it looks nice.
Would you go for the same amount of hops if swapping to pellet hops instead of leaf hops for the 60m and 5m additions?
Barny

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by Monkeybrew » Wed May 24, 2017 7:16 pm

NorthEastBrewer wrote:Evening MB, so how was the weekend sample?
I'm thinking of making this in the next week or so as it looks nice.
Would you go for the same amount of hops if swapping to pellet hops instead of leaf hops for the 60m and 5m additions?
Barny
Well, it has surprised me with how drinkable it is to be honest.

It's well carbed, has no off flavours or alcohol heat present.

It's fairly low on aroma, but the hop flavours are very nice and balanced IMO - earthy, piney and floral.

The beer has a nice medium body with enough malt sweetness to keep everything in check.

It's not quite as dark as in my picture, but I'd say it's a pale amber.

Really quite pleased overall, and a nice change from a citrus burst IPA.

Cheers

MB

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FV:
AG#34 - It's All About Fuggles

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

Drinking (bottles):
AG#30 - Citra Delight - 5.1%
AG#31 - Honey Ale - 4.6%

Conditioning (bottles):
AG#33 - Cavendish Extra Stout - 5.9%

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by NorthEastBrewer » Thu May 25, 2017 10:43 am

looks awesome MB.
I think i'm going to make something just like this. Can't get Centennial at the moment from my supplier so will sub Cascade and add an extra 5g.
Barny

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Re: AG#22- Monkey Island IPA

Post by gaunt_paul » Sat May 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Looks like a tasty brew. Love the name, Guybrush Threepwood would approve.

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