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Possible brew evening in the offing…


Boxshed Hop Juggler (BHJ)

Style: English Pale
Batch Size: 25 L
Boil Time: 90 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %

Ingredients
4.35Kg Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (5.9 EBC) 94.6%
250g Torrified Wheat (3.3 EBC) 5.4%

Protofloc Tablet (15 min)
1 Pkgs US-05

Hop profile
Challenger, 7.5%AA, 35g at 90 min
Mount Hood, 6%AA, 25g at 15 min
Willamette, 35g at flame out

Bill and Batch
Mash Grain Weight: 4.6kg Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Grain Temperature: 13.0 C
Mash In Add 11.5L of water at 71.5C (65C) 90 min
Step Add 9.5L of water at 80.2 (72C) 10 min
Step Add 15.5L of water at 81.9C (76C) 10 min

Beer Profile
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.041
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.012
Estimated Color: 8.2 EBC
Bitterness: 38.3 IBU
Alpha Acid Units: 2.2 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 3.8%

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I do realise that I didn’t provide a proper brewday account for Thinking Bitter (which is now happily in secondary). I did actually write a draft using what I thought at the time was a very handy iPhone WordPress app, but once I had saved it in Draft Copy it become invisible and inaccessible forever. I’ve put in numerous requests for some help and support from WordPress, cos I can see the little number ‘1’ digit that suggests a file is knocking around in there somewhere, but to no avail. So a Thinking Bitter account will follow when I get round to rewriting it.

In the meantime though, we’ve had another brew! More details on this one down the line too, but for now, how about a recipe?

Landlubber is a brew very much in the style of Timothy Taylor Landlord, based upon many of Graham Wheeler’s calculations. After a bit of tinkering with BeerSmith, we reduced the copper hops to get those IBUs down a litttle, then added a little more aroma on the finish with some steeping hops. We used homegrown WGV hops instead of Goldings and exchanged Styrians for Bobek from Barley Bottom, which are also added at flameout. Our yeast choice in the end was US-05 over S-04 —  not as easy to ferment out but a good frame for those aroma hops.

Here’s the recipe anyway – full account another day:

 

Landlubber

Style: English Best
Batch Size: 25.50 L
Boil Volume: 36 L
Boil Time: 90 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %

Ingredients
4.65Kg Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (5.9 EBC) 99.4%
35g Black Malt 40L (985 EBC) 0.6%

Protofloc Tablet (15 min)
1 Pkgs US-05

Hop profile
WGV, 6%AA, 30g at 90 min
Bobek, 5.4%AA, 30g at 90 min
Bobek, 5.4%AA, 25g at 10 min
Bobek, 17g at flame out

Batch Sparge
Mash Grain Weight: 4.68kg Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Grain Temperature: 13.0 C
Mash In Add 11.6L of water at 72.8C (66C) 90 min
Step Add 9.8L of water at 80.2 (72C) 10 min
Step Add 15.76L of water at 81.9C (76C) 10 min

Beer Profile
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.042
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.011
Estimated Color: 13.9 EBC
Bitterness: 44.5 IBU
Alpha Acid Units: 2.0 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4%

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Righto, well I’m devising a vague plan in my head to brew a pleasantly hoppy session beer that uses up some remnants of grain in an interesting bill, while making the most of some nice homegrown hop reserves I have in the freezer. My yeast options are limited, and this is a very lightweight mash compared, for example, with the recent APA, but it’ll get the Boxshed up and running again, and that’s the main thing, I feel. It’s also very cost-effective, and will hopefully take my mind of the day job for an evening, with less outlay than a trip to the local.

Anyway, here is the recipe as currently formulated. Any comments more than welcome!

 

Thinking Bitter
Style: English Ale
Batch Size: 25.50 L
Boil Volume: 36 L
Boil Time: 90 min
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %

Ingredients
3.75Kg Pale Malt (2 Row) UK (5.9 EBC) 92.4%
100g Crystal Malt 40L (78.8  EBC) 2.5%
100g Torrified Wheat (3.3 EBC) 2.5%
60g MunichMalt (17.7 EBC) 1.5%
50g Roasted Barley (591 EBC) 1.2%

Protofloc Tablet (15 min)
1 Pkgs S-04

Hop profile
Fuggles, 4.5%AA, 50g at 90 min
WGV, 6%AA, 25g at 15 min
East Kent Goldings, 40g at flame out

Batch Sparge
Mash Grain Weight: 4.06kg Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Grain Temperature: 13.0 C
Mash In Add 10.4L of water at 72.8C (66C) 90 min
Step Add 8.5L of water at 80.2 (72C) 10 min
Step Add 13.67L of water at 81.9C (76C) 10 min

Beer Profile
Estimated Original Gravity: 1.036
Estimated Final Gravity: 1.009
Estimated Color: 14.4 EBC
Bitterness: 35.5 IBU
Alpha Acid Units: 2.0 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 3.4%

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