The 30/30 Recipe…

Okay, its been a while since I’ve had any time at all to do any posting on here, so while the little monster sits and eats his body weight in strawberries and grapes, I’m gonna stick some recipes up and let y’all know whats been happening in my brewing life…

So, I promised to share these recipes when I did ChemCast 4 and just havent had time, apologies! But here’s the first 30/30 I did. A nice beer, clean, crisp and no weirdness at all…

Title: NZAPA 30/30
Author: ElChemist

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 30 min
Batch Size: 23 liters (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 29 liters
Boil Gravity: 1.037
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)

Original Gravity: 1.047
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV (standard): 4.57%
IBU (tinseth): 25.96
SRM (morey): 7.46

4 kg – United Kingdom – Maris Otter Pale (93%)
0.3 kg – German – CaraMunich II (7%)

16 g – Southern Cross, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 12, Use: Boil for 30 min, IBU: 16.58
25 g – Pacifica, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 6.2, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 6.32
25 g – Wai-iti, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 3, Use: Boil for 10 min, IBU: 3.06
30 g – Pacifica, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 6.2, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days
50 g – Wai-iti, Type: Leaf/Whole, AA: 3, Use: Dry Hop for 5 days

1) Sparge, Temp: 66 C, Time: 30 min, Amount: 16 L, Sparge with 14L @ 68

0.5 each – Protofloc, Time: 15 min, Type: Fining, Use: Boil

Danstar – American West Coast Yeast BRY-97
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 72%
Flocculation: High
Optimum Temp: 16.67 – 23.89 C
Fermentation Temp: 20 C
Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / deg P)

30 min mash/ 30 min boil experiment.

Now, this one has had some time to mature and while I’m very happy with the flavour, I am very disappointed with the lack of body and general mouthfeel, however, disclaimer time, I’ve been working much harder on getting more hop flavour into my beers and not really putting as much thought into my grain bill, simply aiming for the colour and rough ABV I want rather than considering how the grains come together to make the body of the beer. This one ended up coming out like a golden ale rather than an APA, so thats a definite area to improve on.

When I do this one again, I’ll be putting together a much more hearty grain bill to really allow the hops to shine and give that rounded feel we all love from a great beer.

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