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Black Death IPA

I’m not really into Halloween, never have been.  However I am into good beer and this one has a slight Halloween feel so it seemed timely to post it today.  Don’t let the ingredients list put you off it’s not really any harder than a simple beer, you just measure a few extras out.  This one ages nicely as well, the Choice Wheat and Roast Barley add a rich feel as they mellow.  Give it a try, let me know how you go!

Black Death IPA
Imperial IPA
Type: All Grain Date: 03 Aug 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): 0.0
Taste Notes:

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
4.82 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5.9 EBC) Grain 1 71.6 %
0.37 kg Vienna Malt (Weyermann) (5.9 EBC) Grain 2 5.4 %
0.25 kg Chocolate Wheat (Weyermann) (817.5 EBC) Grain 3 3.8 %
0.25 kg Roasted Barley (Thomas Fawcett) (1199.7 EBC) Grain 4 3.8 %
0.19 kg Rice, Flaked (Briess) (2.0 EBC) Grain 5 2.9 %
0.15 kg Special B Malt (354.6 EBC) Grain 6 2.3 %
0.09 kg Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC) Grain 7 1.4 %
0.09 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt – 20L (39.4 EBC) Grain 8 1.4 %
0.52 kg Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 EBC) Sugar 9 7.6 %
30.20 g Warrior [16.70 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 10 49.3 IBUs
17.62 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 11 17.2 IBUs
12.58 g Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] – Boil 30.0 min Hop 12 13.2 IBUs
1.00 tsp KoppaFloc (Boil 10.0 mins) Fining 13
25.17 g Cascade [8.70 %] – Boil 10.0 min Hop 14 7.8 IBUs
25.17 g Cascade [8.70 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 15 4.3 IBUs
50.34 g Cascade [5.50 %] – Boil 1.0 min Hop 16 1.2 IBUs
50.34 g Centennial [10.00 %] – Boil 1.0 min Hop 17 2.1 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 ml] Yeast 18
51.67 g Cascade [5.50 %] – Dry Hop 8.0 Days Hop 19 0.0 IBUs

Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.076 SG Measured Original Gravity: 1.074 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.008 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 9.0 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 8.5 %
Bitterness: 95.0 IBUs Calories: 702.7 kcal/l
Est Color: 73.8 EBC  

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Braumeister 4 step full body 73% efficiency Total Grain Weight: 6.74 kg
Sparge Water: 5.89 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 28.29 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 20 min
Maltose mode Heat to 63.0 C over 5 min 63.0 C 20 min
Saccharification 1 Heat to 73.0 C over 5 min 73.0 C 35 min
Mash Out Heat to 78.0 C over 5 min 78.0 C 20 min
Sparge Step: Fly sparge with 5.89 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
 
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