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Pliny the elder clone

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

Today I brewed a pliny the elder clone. I didn’t have any Warrior hops, so I used Columbus for the 90min hops. Should be tasty anyway.

Boil Size: 48,00 l
Post Boil Volume: 37,77 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 30,00 l   
Bottling Volume: 27,20 l
Estimated OG: 1,081 SG
Estimated Color: 12,0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 217,0 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70,00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 87,5 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
9,00 kg               Pale Malt (6 Row) US (3,9 EBC)           Grain         1        81,6 %        
0,36 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (78,8 EBC)    Grain         2        3,3 %         
0,36 kg               Wheat Malt, Ger (3,9 EBC)                Grain         3        3,3 %         
0,30 kg               Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3,9 EBC)             Grain         4        2,7 %         
1,00 kg               Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0,0 EBC)          Sugar         5        9,1 %         
86,3 g                Chinook [13,00 %] - Boil 90,0 min        Hop           6        75,4 IBUs     
86,3 g                Columbus (Tomahawk) [14,00 %] - Boil 90, Hop           7        81,2 IBUs     
42,4 g                Simcoe [13,00 %] - Boil 45,0 min         Hop           8        31,8 IBUs     
42,4 g                Columbus (Tomahawk) [14,00 %] - Boil 30, Hop           9        28,6 IBUs     
1,00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10,0 mins)        Fining        10       -             
101,1 g               Centennial [10,00 %] - Boil 0,0 min      Hop           11       0,0 IBUs      
44,2 g                Simcoe [13,00 %] - Boil 0,0 min          Hop           12       0,0 IBUs      
3,2 pkg               Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         13       -             
145,3 g               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14,00 %] - Dry Hop  Hop           14       0,0 IBUs      
78,9 g                Centennial [10,00 %] - Dry Hop 0,0 Days  Hop           15       0,0 IBUs      
78,9 g                Simcoe [13,00 %] - Dry Hop 0,0 Days      Hop           16       0,0 IBUs

I mashed at 64.5°C. OG was 1082 and the sample was mighty tasty. I look forward to tasting this one in a couple of weeks!

Orval clone

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

I brewed an Orval clone this Sunday.

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 38,04 l
Post Boil Volume: 29,98 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 25,00 l   
Bottling Volume: 23,30 l
Estimated OG: 1,067 SG
Estimated Color: 21,6 EBC
Estimated IBU: 29,9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75,00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 88,1 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
5,53 kg               Pilsner (2 Row) Ger (3,9 EBC)            Grain         1        79,7 %        
0,85 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (118,2 EBC)   Grain         2        12,3 %        
0,56 kg               Dememera Sugar (3,9 EBC)                 Sugar         3        8,1 %         
85,0 g                Hallertauer Hersbrucker [3,00 %] - Boil  Hop           4        22,2 IBUs     
1,00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15,0 mins)        Fining        5        -             
45,0 g                Styrian Goldings [4,00 %] - Boil 15,0 mi Hop           6        7,8 IBUs      
45,0 g                Styrian Goldings [4,00 %] - Boil 0,0 min Hop           7        0,0 IBUs      
1,0 pkg               SafBrew Specialty Ale (DCL/Fermentis #T- Yeast         8        -             
1,0 pkg               Brettanomyces Bruxellensis (Wyeast Labs  Yeast         9        -             
85,0 g                Styrian Goldings [4,00 %] - Dry Hop 0,0  Hop           10       0,0 IBUs      

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Total Grain Weight: 6,94 kg

Fermentis T-58 for primary fermentation, and Brettanomyces Bruxellensis for secondary. This is going to be quite tasty in a couple of years. The recipe is from Brewing Classic Styles.