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Nice to be back brewing again after a long break. Upped the ante by not only doing a double batch, but attempting to fly sparge. I've also been splitting the batches and using different yeasts - 1056 and S05. 1056 made me immediately convert to blow off tubes. Next plan is to figure out what I'm going to do with all this Munich II I have (obviously a dunked, but wondering how far I can push the ratio of Munich II to other grains...)

First of the Year #14
14-B American IPA

Size: 38 L
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 217.94 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.065 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.016 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 13.95 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.44% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 51.0 (40.0 - 70.0)

Ingredients:
10.6 kg Maris Otter
0.05 kg Roast Barley
0.1 kg Crystal 150
0.2 kg Carapils®/Carafoam®
20 g NZ Motueka (7.8%) - added during boil, boiled 60. min
20 g NZ Rakau (10.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60.0 min
20 g NZ Motueka (7.8%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
20 g NZ Rakau (10.5%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
20 g NZ Motueka (7.8%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
20 g NZ Rakau (10.5%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
20 g NZ Motueka (7.8%) - added dry to primary fermenter
Wyeast 1056
S05

Stout before you Fly #15
13-C Oatmeal Stout

Size: 36 L
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 193.55 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.058 (1.048 - 1.065)
Terminal Gravity: 1.015 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 27.63 (22.0 - 40.0)
Alcohol: 5.72% (4.2% - 5.9%)
Bitterness: 32.5 (25.0 - 40.0)

Ingredients:
7.5 kg Maris Otter
.83 kg Flaked Oats
.4 kg Crystal 150
0.03 kg Chocolate Malt
.2 kg Melanoidin Malt
.47 kg Roast Barley
90 g Fuggle (5.2%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
Wyeast 1056
S05

E-I-E-I-O Blonde #16
6-B Blonde Ale

Size: 36 L
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 141.94 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.043 (1.038 - 1.054)
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 (1.008 - 1.013)
Color: 5.65 (3.0 - 6.0)
Alcohol: 4.2% (3.8% - 5.5%)
Bitterness: 20.4 (15.0 - 28.0)

Ingredients:
6.5 kg Maris Otter
0.1 kg Munich TYPE II
0.2 kg Vienna Malt
15 g Nelson Sauvin (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 60 min
15 g Nelson Sauvin (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
15 g Nelson Sauvin (14.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0 min
Wyeast 1056

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Comment by Dai on February 16, 2012 at 11:25pm

Hey Glynne, what did the blonde taste like?.  Looks freakin sweet.  May have to 'borrow' that recipe as Nel Sauv is definitely my bag.   I confess that I enjoy the English yeasts more though.   I am loving lower ABV and IBU brews at the moment.  I reckon if you can pull these off, then you are doing okay as a brewer (not that I can say I have managed to do this consistently...!).  Nice one.

Comment by Dai on February 16, 2012 at 11:26pm

sorry for mis-spelling your name.  my proof reeding is ave

Comment by Glynn Foster on February 17, 2012 at 12:05am

As soon as I taste it I'll let you know. I mashed low on this one, 62C, so hoping it tastes pretty dry and crisp. A little worried about the yeast, as I can't detect any activity from one of the blow off tubes - wondering if it's just leaking out the side, or just real, real slow. Decent krausen on both though, so hoping for the best. No worries about recipe borrowing, that's always the fun - just posting for any feedback, cheers!

Comment by Dai on February 17, 2012 at 12:21am

Well for my 2c- it looks great.  I like the idea f using only a single hop for a brew- for someone like me who does not know heaps about the finer detail of such things, it is a great way of learning the ropes.  This is my latest brew... Golden Promise 94.75%, Pale Crystal 3.95%, Cara Wheat 1.3%, 19.6, 15, and 7.1 IBU at 60, 30 and 10min of the boil of Falconers Flight.  Also 15g of FF at 0min.  OG of 1.041 and WLP023 (Burton Ale).  In cold conditioning at the moment, but tasting okay and I have high hopes... 

Comment by Glynn Foster on February 17, 2012 at 9:16am

Looks good Dai - never even heard of Falconers Flight up until now, but I've read somewhere that someone says it's a mix of Simcoe, Sorachi, Amarillo, Citra and more! Wicked! Need to figure out what my next set of base malts are going to be - thinking pilsner and something like golden promise or gladfields pale. Been using Maris Otter with pretty good results. Keen to try some other styles now though.

Comment by Dai on February 17, 2012 at 5:11pm

I had never heard of FF either.  My best mate picked it up in Brisbane when he was there over Christmas.  Thought a single hop brew would be the best way of seeing what it tasted like- trouble is, if it is any good, I do not know where to get anymore!  C'est la vie.  It should be in the bottle shortly; if it is any good, I'll post a bottle down to you if you like.  

I am pretty useless with base malts.  Started out with Marris Otter just because someone said it was good; couldn't really disagree.  Also tried Golden Promise and something just called 'pale ale' (?).  I know there are differences between these, but to be honest, I sometimes fail to pick many of these up as all the other flavours confuse me!  If I could try the same brew back to back with the diff varieties, I may be able to educate my palate a little better ('may be' being the key word there).  For that reason, and because it is cheap as chips, I bought a sack of Malteurop NZ pils.  You can taste the difference there, but can't complain about it as it made some very good drops!  All part of the fun, I suppose.

Comment by Glynn Foster on March 8, 2012 at 8:21pm

I can confirm the blonde is a ripper! Been conditioning in the keg for a few weeks now and still pretty hazy, but hoping a bit of crash cooling will help clear it out. Beautiful balance of malt and hops, one of my favorites so far.

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