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Hop Fu eBIAB 1

Third brew on the new single vessel eBIAB setup and now that I have most the kinks worked out time to see how it handles a serious quantity of hops!  I’ve brewed this beer before but adjusted the recipe a little since I couldn’t get my previous ingredients (namely British Medium Crystal – I had to substitute in Briess Caramel 60).   Note: stick with real British crystal malt (Briess has a more candy caramel character that reminds me of diacetyl and lacks some of the depth of flavor that british crystal has).  Here is the recipe:

BrewDesign

Recipe Info

Beer Name: Hop Fu eBIAB 1
Style: American IPA

Style

Original Gravity: 1.067
Final Gravity: 1.013
Color: 5.9
Alcohol: 7 %
Bitterness: 214.1 IBUs

Brewery

Efficiency: 70
Attenuation: 80

Mash

Mash Fermentable Weight: 14.25 Pounds
Mash Thickness: 1.75 Quarts per Pound
Grain Temp: 72 F
Strike Water Qty: 8.23 Gallons
Mash Volume: 9.37 Gallons
Strike Water Temp: 161.6 F
Mash Temp: 152 F

Boil

Kettle Gravity (start of boil): 1.050
Starting Boil Volume: 7.375
Boil Duration: 90 Minutes
Evaporation Rate: 1.25 Gallons per Hour
Final Boil Volume: 5.5

Fermentables

Weight (Lbs) % by Weight Name Yield SRM
13 91.2 Rahr Pale Malt; American (Rahr) 80.0 1.8
.25 1.8 Briess Caramel 60 76.0 60.0
.75 5.3 Briess Carapils 74.0 1.3
.25 1.8 Weyermann Acidulated Malt 78.7 2.3

Hops

Weight (ozs) Name AAU Time (mins) Use IBUs / Addition
1 Magnum Pellets 15.2 60 Boil 52.7
1 Columbus Pellets 15.6 30 Boil 41.6
1 Simcoe Pellets 14.1 10 Boil 17.7
1 Amarillo Pellets 8.5 20 Whirlpool 8.9
1 Citra Pellets 14.5 20 Whirlpool 15.2
1 Centennial Pellets 10.0 20 Whirlpool 10.5
1 Columbus Pellets 15.6 20 Whirlpool 16.4
1 Simcoe Pellets 14.1 Dry Hop 0.0
1 Amarillo Pellets 8.5 Dry Hop 0.0
1 Citra Pellets 14.5 Dry Hop 0.0
1 Centennial Pellets 10.0 Dry Hop 0.0
1 Columbus Pellets 15.6 Dry Hop 0.0

Yeast and Friends

Amount (Milliters) Name
1 vial and 1 L starter White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Misc

Amount Name Time
1 tablet Whirlfloc Tablet 15
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Wyeast) 10

Notes

mash salts:
9g gypsum
2g cc

pitch @ 66 and ramp to 68 over 1 day then hold till day 8 and half dry hop, day 10 swirl and do other half day 12 swirl again and when dropped clear (~day 14) rack to keg and force carb to ~2.5 volumes.

4/11/15 made 1 L starter
4/13/15 brew day

ebiab notes:
+ mash started @~155 but dropped to 150F within a few minutes. can probably target 5F overshoot

+ dropped back edge and some grain got out.  i fished all out of the wort but maybe missed a little

+ normal brew day otherwise.  fairly trubby into the ferment since i was short on wort.  5 gallons @ end w/ 4 gallons into the fermenter so finishing with 1 gallon more would have been good.

+ all numbers were on

+effienciency ok but not great @ 68%

+ stabilized @ 66.8F (was 65F in kettle at end of cooling) so set to raise to 68 over 24 hours

@ 1pm pitched
@10pm kreusen formed and slow steady bubbling
4/14/15 big fluffy kreusen and furious bubbling
4/27/15 racked to secondary to dry hop all 5oz at once and plan to swirl.  1.014 FG.  sample is very promising.  clean.  big hop flavor and aroma.
5/4/15 racked to keg and put in lagering fridge ~3 gallons
5/5/15 added .5 tsp of gelatin to 1/4 cup of filtered water.  microwaved 15sec at a time to 180F and added it to the keg, purged.  swirled just a little.
5/10/15 racked to sanitized and purged serving keg and did 5 min shake @ 30psi to start carb.  pulled 1/3 pint before transfer to clear out gelatin.  clear and sample tastes awesome.  only 2.5 gallons 🙁

gelatin worked really well.  beer is crystal clear.