18/01/14. My 26nd homebrew, Chinennial due to the mix of two hops used.
Mash tun boiled the night before, 75°C in the morning
Mash 1hr 67°C throughout
5kg Pale Malt
200g Crystal Malt
Run off through bottom tap in mash tun into fermentation bin and then sparged with 6l of hot water to give 20l which was returned to the mash tun
Boil 1hr total
25g Centennial (10.3%) and 25g Chinook (11,2%) added at the start
13g Centennial (10.3%) and 12g Chinook (11,2%) added 30 minutes in
12g Centennial (10.3%), 13g Chinook (11,2%) and half a Whirlfloc tablet added with 10 minutes to go
Boiling water added during the boil to keep the volume at 5 gallons (22.7l)
Filtered to fermentation bin
Wort cooler utilised to crash temperature from 74°C to 27°C in 45 minutes. Syphoning only.
OG 1050 @ 27°C. Safale US05 dry yeast added to half pint of cooled wort and after 6 hours added to fermentation bucket.
FG 1013 @ 19°C
5.1% 100 IBU
On tasting after 2 weeks the beer is a regular APA, bitter through to the very end. Lacking in aroma but I didn't dry hop as I had issues with the last dry hopped batch, although this may have been due to my yeast recycling technique. Will dry hop the next one using another fresh yeast sachet.