New name needed…. Any suggestions?

With the change in direction of our blog we’re thinking that a new name is needed. It’s not just about travel anymore, there’s the dining and the brewing to think about.

So we are after the help of our friends out there to come up with a new name for the blog.  We are after something that encompasses all we are about.  Sadly no prizes on offer other than our gratitude for your input but don’t let that stop you.  Add your suggestions in the comment box below.

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DogFish Head 60 Min IPA Clone

Ok, so the first brew I’ll put up here is a recent effort.  This is a clone of one of my favourite US IPA’s form the boys at DogFish Head.  Yes there are a lot of hop additions, but the grain bill is fairly simple.  This is one brew to try, if you like the original this is damn close.

This is a Braumeister recipe so you will need to re-jig for a 3 vessel setup, although BIAB brewers can just dive right into it.

Let me know if you try this and how it turns out.

Dogfsh Head 60 MIn IPA Clone
American IPA
Type: All Grain Date: 08 Nov 2014
Batch Size (fermenter): 21.70 l Brewer: Simon Brodie
Boil Size: 27.95 l Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Braumeister 20L
End of Boil Volume 25.15 l Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Final Bottling Volume: 20.20 l Est Mash Efficiency 79.8 %
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Taste Rating(out of 50):
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5.70 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 96.0 %
0.12 kg Crystal Malt – 60L (Thomas Fawcett) (118.2 EBC) Grain 2 2.0 %
0.12 kg Crystal, Medium (Simpsons) (108.3 EBC) Grain 3 2.0 %
14.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 4 22.3 IBUs
7.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 5 4.8 IBUs
7.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 7.4 IBUs
7.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 7 8.6 IBUs
1.15 tsp KoppaFloc (Boil 15.0 mins) Fining 8 -
7.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 9 3.1 IBUs
7.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 10 4.8 IBUs
7.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 11 5.5 IBUs
7.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 12 2.3 IBUs
7.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 13 3.5 IBUs
7.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 14 4.0 IBUs
7.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 15 1.3 IBUs
7.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 16 1.9 IBUs
7.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 17 2.2 IBUs
7.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Boil 1.0 min Hop 18 0.3 IBUs
7.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 1.0 min Hop 19 0.4 IBUs
7.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Boil 1.0 min Hop 20 0.5 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 21 -
7.00 g Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 22 0.0 IBUs
7.00 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 23 0.0 IBUs
7.00 g Warrior [15.00 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 24 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.065 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.046 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.015 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.6 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.7 %
Bitterness: 72.9 IBUs Calories: 427.1 kcal/l
Est Color: 15.4 EBC

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Braumeister 4 step full body 73% efficiency Total Grain Weight: 5.94 kg
Sparge Water: 6.90 l Grain Temperature: 20.0 C
Sparge Temperature: 78.0 C Tun Temperature: 20.0 C
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
add malt pipe Add 27.00 l of water and heat to 40.0 C over 20 min 40.0 C 0 min
Protein Mode Heat to 52.0 C over 5 min 52.0 C 15 min
Maltose mode Heat to 63.0 C over 5 min 63.0 C 15 min
Saccharification 1 Heat to 66.7 C over 5 min 66.7 C 45 min
Mash Out Heat to 78.0 C over 5 min 78.0 C 10 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 6.90 l water at 78.0 C
Mash Notes: 4 step short maltose, long mash out profile produces full body. ??% total efficiency if slow sparging is used

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Pressure/Weight: 86.48 KPA Carbonation Used: Keg with 86.48 KPA
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 7.2 C Age for: 30.00 days
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage Storage Temperature: 18.3 C

Notes

New directions!

After many years of the blog just ticking along as we travel Helen and I have decided to breath more life into it.  You will notice along top menu bar other links appearing over the coming weeks.  These will take you to new sub-sections of the blog.  They will include Travel, Beer & Brewing, Dining Out and Gadgets & Toys.

The Beer section will include recipes for brews I create as well as tasting notes on commercial beers I try.  Helen may even let you in on her secret cider recipe…..

The aim is to make more regular pouts on the things we do, you may find them interesting, you may not.  Whether you read them is up to you.

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