Seaham Spin

Submitted by Al on Wed, 29/08/2012 - 21:59


27/08/12. My 7th homebrew and as the last brew day a double brew day so this one followed brew #6. Decided to brew two AIPA's as close to the same but just using different hops.

I started giving my beers Seaham titles as in 'See him....' this one 'Seaham Spin' as it was the Chinook hops [Chinook is a helicoper with blades that spin]

Filled mash tun with warm water ex-wort cooler that was being used to cool brew #6.  36°C water heated to 76°C over 30minutes

Mash 1hr 10min starting at 68°C falling slowly to 67°C

4.75kg Pale Malt

300g Crystal Malt

Run off through bottom tap in mash tun into fermentation bin (14l) and then sparged with 3 kettles of hot water (19l) then the grains bag squeezed and the mash tun completely empties (22l)

Boil 1hr total. I missed the start of the boil and with the lid loosely on and the bin very full I lost a quantity of the solids and some liquid as it frothend over.

Chinook Hops (13.3%) 40g 60 minutes, 20g 30 minutes, 10g 10 minutes. This leaves me with 30g to dry hop with.

5g irish moss added with last hop addition.

Filtered to fermentation bin and 4 kettles of boiling water added to bring volume back to 5 gallons (22.7l)

Wort cooler utilised to crash temperature from 85°C to 22°C in 25 minutes

OG 1048. White Labs California WLP001 feast pitched (2nd generation [Ex 'Seaham Weep Again'])

Android 'Brewing Assistant' app makes this 84 IBU

31/08 30g Chinook hops added to fermentation bin to dry hop (after most of fermentation).

05/09 FG 1014, 4.5% abv. Bottled

A full bodied APA with plenty of citrus hoppiness - not over the top though. Some residual sweetness & mellow vanilla too.

I'm proud of this brew, however the Seaham Sit is better.