Cross between OP and Gem

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Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 21:13

Hi all

Brew is on.

Here is the recipy
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Original Gravity (OG): 1.055 (°P): 13.6
Final Gravity (FG): 1.013 (°P): 3.3
Alcohol (ABV): 5.47 %
Colour (SRM): 15.9 (EBC): 31.3
Bitterness (IBU): 35.4 (Average)

85.68% Maris Otter Malt (7kg)
6.12% Flaked Oats (500g)
2.82% Crystal 230 (230g)
2.45% Brown Sugar, Dark (200g)
1.96% Rye Crystal (160g)
0.98% Chocolate (80g)

0.6 g/L Cascade (7.8% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (23g)
0.6 g/L Galaxy (13.4% Alpha) @ 60 Minutes (Boil) (22g)
0.8 g/L East Kent Golding (4.7% Alpha) @ 5 Minutes (Boil) (30g)

0.1 g/L Irish Moss @ 15 Minutes (Boil)

Single step Infusion at 68°C for 60 Minutes. Boil for 60 Minutes

Fermented at 20°C with Danstar Nottingham


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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 21:20

My brew day is shaping up like this. No pics sorry

Got home from work and got my strike water on (16:26) and oats for a glucan rest (16:35).
Water was up to temp (74.7) by 17:20 so I douged in and it was nudging 70 degrees. 500mls of cold water brought it to 68.3, which I was happy with.
Mash was tucked up at 17:31

I pulled the bag at 19:00 after putting my boys to bed.
Got the wort on to boil
did an 8 liter dunk sparge and left the bag to drain.

Added that to the boiler and the hops.
It started to boil at about 20:00.
I;ve taken my first sample to check the gravity and will decide if I am adding the sugar.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby supersteve » Tue Mar 22, 2016 21:36

Why would you use galaxy for bittering.. it's so harsh. I guess if you're letting it age for a couple of months its will mellow out.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 21:40

Its a re-use of some dry hops. I just hate waste!
That seems to help mellow it as well. I knock about a quarter off the quantity to compensate for what is lost when dry hopping and that seems about right.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 21:50

The OG was 1.053 at the start of the boil.... I've added the sugar and I add 2 kettles of water as well.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 22:45

I started chilling at about 21:20, and its down to 34 degrees. Yeast is rehydrated and ready to go. I'm splitting it into 2 fvs and using mangrove jacks uk dark ale yeast in one, and notty in the other.
The temp corrected og is 1.054.
Just got the fvs to give a quick wipe round and sanitise with san star and then put into the water bath.
its been a speedy brew evening!
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Mar 22, 2016 22:52

I nearly forgot the clarity ferm! That is going in with the MJ yeast and into the white fermenter. The notty is going into the red fermenter.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Wed Mar 23, 2016 16:47

This went from a speedy brew day to a snails pace!
The bittering hops had been blitzed and while filling the first fv it was really slow. And it totally stoped while filling the second! I ended up cleaning and sanitising the biab bag and fv I use to sparge and using that to strain the rest of the wort through before pouring it into the fv.
I hope it's going to be OK!
On the plus side I got 41 liters. :cheers1:
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Wed Mar 30, 2016 22:25

Checked this tonight. The fv with the notty is at 1.016, and tastes OKish. The low gluten one with MJs dark ale yeast is still at 1.022. And tastes good!
I gave them both a stir and raised the temp on the water bath heater. I will check in them in a couple of days.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue Apr 05, 2016 13:57

Took another reading today. The red fv with notty is at 1.014 and the white fv is at 1.020.
I dry hopped the red fv with 25g of challanger and put it on the cellar floor ready for bottling on Thursday.
I'm not sure what to do with the white fv. Is has the mj dark ale yeast finished? I'm tempted to bottle it with a restrained amount of priming sugar on Thursday with the other fv.... anyone got any thoughts?
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Thu Apr 07, 2016 22:25

I got it all bottled today.
79 500ml bottles so I'm pleased!

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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Wed Apr 13, 2016 08:20

So I tried one of each of theservice yesterday. The one fermented with notty tastes really promising and has cleared well. Needs a bit more carbing. It will be great in a little while!
The other needs much less carbing! Bottling seems to have kicked fermentation off again and the beer went everywhere. So I chilled one down and it did the same.
All of these are now chilling and are going to get opened and resealed.
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Re: Cross between OP and Gem

Postby Rolfster » Tue May 10, 2016 07:40

So after a bit of a mare with the low gluten half of this batch (viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10140)
I have rebottled the it all with 40g of priming sugar and I got 24 bottles. I just hope it does not do the same again!
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