Batch 101: Angus the younger

Batch 73 turned out to be epic. 73 and 74 were the same wort (a Pliny clone base) fermented two ways, one in a traditional west-coast IPA style, and the other fermented like an NEIPA. The NEIPA (74) wasn’t bad, but the straight Pliny clone was killer. The next Pliny-like batch departed in grain bill and hops, so I’m returning now to the basic process and recipe for 73. Let’s give this a go, shall we?

I’m also (for the first time) using my second large 15gal kettle as a mash tun. I can’t do full HERMS today b/c my PID controller needs to be replaced, but suffice it to say, I’m gonna give this the old college try.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: S-04
Yeast Starter: 24g dried
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.0ish (began with 7 in the kettle)
Starting Gravity: 1.051 (into the kettle)
Original Gravity: 1.072 (before sucrose)
Final Gravity: 1.012 (9.33% ABV)
IBU: 100+
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 64° in the water bath
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

12.5# 2-row
1# M-O (should be 13.5# 2-row)
12oz Carapils
12oz C40

1# Sucrose (added after the krausen fell)

3oz Nugget (12.4%) – FWH
1oz Nugget (12.4%) – 45 min
1oz Simcoe (13.9%) – 30 min
whirlfloc – 15 min
2.5oz Simcoe (13.9%) – 0 min, whirpooled between 160°-180°
2.5oz Cascade – 0 min, whirlpooled between 160-180°

(1.5) tsp Gypsum added to mash

Mashed in 7.5g of strike water (4 gal above the false bottom) a little hot, added 1/2gal cold tap water, brought it to right about 150°, mashed for 90 minutes

boiled for 60 minutes, chilled and whirlpooled between 160°-180° for about 15 minutes, then chilled in the counterflow and collected ~5 gallons, with some schmutz


2/4/22 – added 1# of table sugar

2/7/22 – gravity: 1.015, cloudy in the carboy, tasted markedly “sweet”

2/10/22 – gravity: 1.012, starting to fall clear, tastes more balanced – gonna transfer to 2ndary tomorrow and begin the dry hop

2/12/2022 – gravity: 1.012 racked to 2ndary and dry hopped with 1oz Simcoe, 1oz Nugget, 1.5oz Cascade

Posted February 1, 2022 by fbarrett in Uncategorized