my next biab

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my next biab

Post by tickle » Wed Nov 16, 2016 9:02 pm

doing my next biab
a single hop series using chinook hops
I would like to spice it up a bit
grain bill is 5.44kg
batch size 23ltr
og 1053
fg1010
53.24 ibu

boil 60 min
hop additions
60min 45mins 30 mins 15 mins 10 mins
so how I could spice it up a bit

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Re: my next biab

Post by AnthonyUK » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:31 am

A good way to get a massive hop profile is to use an early addition to get the majority of your IBUs and then nothing ealier than 10 mins from end of boil.
This does require more hops but if you like hoppy beers then this is a good method but I would dial back the IBUs as lots of hops can increase the perceived bitterness.
A small speciality grain can add interest and my favourite at the moment is rye.

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Re: my next biab

Post by vacant » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:01 pm

AnthonyUK wrote:A small speciality grain can add interest and my favourite at the moment is rye.
Rye is something I keep meaning to try after getting a couple of bottles from M&S last year (can't remember what).

When you say "small", 5% or so?
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Re: my next biab

Post by AnthonyUK » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:14 pm

5% is enough to notice it but some people have been happy with much more. I stick to 5-10%.

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Re: my next biab

Post by vacant » Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:25 pm

Thanks. Many years ago I did a series of brews using a bit of amber malt, increasing with each brew until I found my limit. Last month I did a Pale Malt with 6% amber & 1% black which turned out great (if you like amber - dry, coffee edge).
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