1 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 6:30 AM

Going to have a go at RepSpec's Pale ale multiple hop brew

Posted here

- 5ltrs of water to the boil, add 500g LDM,
- Add Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, 15g each for 10mins + 15g @ f/o for 10mins then add cold water to cool.
- Add 1kg LDM + APA can into the FV with enough hot water to break it up.
- Strain the hop tea into FV
- Top up to 21.5ltrs.
- Rehydrate US05 yeast in 30c (boiled) water & Pitch.
- Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, 20g dry hop + should have 20 - 40g Galaxy dry hop.

but LHBS is out of Galaxy, could I use say Amarillo, open to suggestions?

They have a huge range available

The Brew House hops

2 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 7:29 AM

*blushes*
im flattered lol

*il try remember to have a look at my recipe book when i get home*

this turned out really well with a few “hop head” mates loving it. I called it “lotso” as in lots of hops.
If i was to be picky id suggest it was closer to a session IPA rather than a Pale due to its bitterness/hop flavour. But still a very nice drop that i will make again once this lot runs out

- Add Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, 15g each for 10mins + 15g @ f/o for 10mins then add cold water to cool.
This step…dont add cold water to it…put the pot in cold water to cool it down before adding it to the FV

Try get galaxy…but its only for aroma at the end (dry hoppped)…il try to remeber to have one tonight and post what i think about it now!

3 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 8:12 AM

RepSpec:

If i was to be picky id suggest it was closer to a session IPA rather than a Pale due to its bitterness/hop flavour.


One can and 1.5kg of LDM. That's a session that would sit me on my arse pretty quick

Good Stuff Rep
Its cool when someone brews your recipe, is as close as you get to share the brewing experience with brewers online.

Cheers & Beers
Scottie
Valley Brew

4 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 9:02 AM

yeah i am pretty chuffed scottie!

it finished around 5-5% so a bit higher than a standard…but a beer i was very happy with!

5 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 11:39 AM

Congrats on the brew RepSpec!

It always looked like a nice drop with those hops involved.

RepSpec from the recipe thread:

Im thinking a hop tea (as per Lustys suggestions) of 30g each (excluding the galaxy) (75oC @20mins steep)
(im trying to use the IanH spreadsheet, but wasnt sure how to enter the hop tea into the hop boil part)

Provided the hop tea is below 80°C enter the time as “0” (zero) in IanH's spreadsheet as the hop tea additions will not be adding any bitterness.

Good stuff!

Cheers,

Lusty.

6 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 3:03 PM

i did make another brew using “summer” hops as well and that made a top brew too, less bitter, more fruiter than this one for memory…
almost beer a clock for me!

7 Posted: Saturday, September 16, 2017 5:04 PM

RepSpec:

*blushes*
im flattered lol

*il try remember to have a look at my recipe book when i get home*

this turned out really well with a few “hop head” mates loving it. I called it “lotso” as in lots of hops.


Been on my to do list for ages & finally made it to the top, cant wait, will be the biggest hop brew ive done by FAR.

Im happy to call it Lotso, you made it, you name it

Emailed the shop to find out when they can get Galaxy, heres hoping,,,

Also, what pitch temp, brew temp? (ive been going with Ottos method of raising 3'c after 3-4days, Ill def cold crash this to.

Not sure whether to command or use my giant Hop tube for the dry hop.

8 Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 8:27 AM

i think for memory (didnt actually write this one down) it was 18/19c for the brew.

If you have a sock/tube, try do it in that. I commando(d) and its quite gunky at the end. I had one last night and even after 4 months its still quite hoppy… but very cloudy. Although that may have been due to the fact that i had to freezer cool it to drink it hahaha.

Im reading the recipe in front of me and it lists

15g @ 10mins
cascade
citra
simcoe

15g of each @ f/o

then 30g dry hopped
cascade
citra
simcoe
36g
galaxy

I also did a brew i called “clean up” as it was all my left over hops
1 x APA can
1 x 1.5kg ldm
us05
20g @ 15mins
cascade
citra

@ 10mins
20g citra
30g summer

dry hopped
40g
galaxy

this one is a bit smoother/less bitter, but i think that comes from the apricoty flavour of the summer hops…nice drop also!
Good luck mike…hope it lives up to your tastes!

9 Posted: Sunday, September 17, 2017 12:38 PM

Thanks for the tips,

So my supplier is out of Galaxy for a couple of months, NZ hops is out, could get them from somewhere else but will cost $15 for 100g inc postage.

Any one care to suggest an alternative that will work with Cascade, Citra, Simcoe?

Nothings ever easy!!

10 Posted: Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:42 AM

Box of bits arrived in the post today, soon as my Caribbean porter is done taking up my brew fridge its game on

11 Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 10:53 AM

Into it

Decided to go to 23ltrs, but it still went down with a OG of 1070 @19'c

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12 Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 1:05 PM

wow…1070…i dont remember mine been that high…are you sure your hydrometer is reading that right?

maybe someone can punch it into ianH to check?

good luck though mike…il double check the figures when i get home…

13 Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 2:02 PM

1.7kg Coopers APA
1.5kg DME

In 23 litres, this should give you an OG around 1047.

That was the recipe posted by RepSpec; is that what you used?

14 Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 2:11 PM

thanks hairy…you refreshed my memory…i think it was around 1048ish…

what was the recipe you used mike?

15 Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 4:44 PM

This is my method =

- 500g LDM into 2ltrs cold water to dissolve, top up to 5ltrs with hot water & bring to boil,
- Add Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, 15g each, boil for 10mins
- 15g of each 3 @ f/o for 10mins.
- Cool pot in sink, down to 55'c
- Add 1kg LDM with 2ltrs of cold water to dissolve,
- Add 1.7kg APA can into the FV,
- Strain some hop tea into FV, stir to mix APA then add remaining.
- Top up to 23ltrs @ 19'c
- Take OG sample.
- Pitch rehydrated yeast temp matched with wort addition.

Ive checked my hydro in 20'c tap water & its good.

I take the sample into the hydro case/tube, drop it in overflowing the wort as it goes, stand on the sink to settle, 1070 is what I got and that was at 23ltrs.

When I made my Franziskaner the same thing happened, 21ltrs (recipe) gave an OG of 1080, so I went to 23ltrs which gave an OG of 1046, this time I'm already over volume.

Malt states “500g of Dry malt extract in 20 Litres of wort will provide approximately 1.009 gravity points.”

Could it be that I hadn't stirred the Wort enough pre sampling, I only really gave it a good stir after I pitched the yeast?

16 Posted: Wednesday, October 04, 2017 7:27 PM

got me buggered…

i use hot water to dissolve all my LDM and APA can, but aside from that…im scratching my head…

i ended up with 1047 OG and 1012 FG (just looking at my recipe book)

*edit…

- 500g LDM into 2ltrs cold water to dissolve, top up to 5ltrs with hot water & bring to boil,
(this step…i put 3-5 ltrs into a pot and bought up to boil then added the LDM)
- Add Cascade, Citra, Simcoe, 15g each, boil for 10mins
- 15g of each 3 @ f/o for 10mins.
- Cool pot in sink, down to 55'c
- Add 1kg LDM with 2ltrs of cold water to dissolve
(this step i put the 1kg of ldm into the FV and dissolve with hot water…about 1ltr)
- Add 1.7kg APA can into the FV,
(this step i Add the warmed in hot water can to the fv and then stir through)
- Strain some hop tea into FV, stir to mix APA then add remaining.
(i strain the Hop tea/ boil once cooled to around 25-30c ish into the FV)
- Top up to 23ltrs @ 19c
(this i top up to the 23ltrs at room/tap temp water and cool the FV in the sink in cold water)
- Take OG sample.
(dont take a sample until its sitting in the fridge)
- Pitch rehydrated yeast temp matched with wort addition.
(once the wort has cooled to around 20-25c i pitch the rehydrated yeast which is around the same temp)
(into fridge and check OG and set temp to 18-19c)

hope that helps mate…
Not too far off, but im no pro and maybe someone else can shed some light?

17 Posted: Thursday, October 05, 2017 12:13 PM

Must have been my lack of stirring before taking the OG sample,

Down to 1040 (degassed) now, 28ish hours in.

Lovely golden colour, very sweet, it actually tastes a lot like peach/apricot juice with a slight bitter aftertaste

Im at 18'c SP now, will notch it up to 21'c in another 48 hrs.

18 Posted: Sunday, October 08, 2017 11:12 AM

Going great,

down to 1022 now, sterilized my giant hop tube by standing it in the boiled jug for 5mins each way up, then sprayed it with ethanol once dry (along with my hands) & in she goes.

So far the wort is stil tasting very good, bitterness is starting to come through more now though, dont you wish you could fast forward this bit

19 Posted: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 5:51 PM

11days in & im at 1012,

The dry hops are really kicking in now, this is going to need a serious coldcrash as its still sampling like real fruit juice, tastes a lot like it to, think you should have called this fruitalishious or something like that

20 Posted: Thursday, October 12, 2017 7:28 AM

hahaha…hopefully you enjoy it mate