AG BIAB 13 - Black IPA

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  1. Dec 8, 2018 #1

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    Juat mashed in (with help from both kids!)
    Another attempt at a MAXI BIAB to get 20L from a 15L pan

    10L @ 77 strike temp, mash temp sitting at 67.

    2.4kg pale malt
    800g Vienna
    500g Flaked Oats
    400g Torrified wheat
    300g Carafa Special

    I usually cold steep the Carafa separately but my LHBS now has Carafa in bulk so it got mixed in with the rest of the grains.

    Hops are chinook, Citra & cascade, quantities still to be decided!
     
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    This is down as my next brew, although not decided on hops yet. Let is know how it goes
     
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    Hop schedule will be

    40g 12.9% Chinook @ 60 mins
    15g Chinook @ 15mins
    15g Citra 11% @ 15 mins
    Irish Moss @ 15mins also.

    Dry hop, 20g each of chinook, Citra & cascade

    My improvised mash/ filter / Lauter tun does the job!

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    image.jpg Boiling nicely
     
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    Decided to try no chill, so it’s transferred to FV and sitting in the garage floor to cool overnight.

    Will pitch the US-05 in the morning, assuming temp is around 20 degrees C.
     
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    51A44AE6-03B4-4D80-9C26-C244F3D6A33F.jpeg After 11 days it is down to 1010 and definitely looks black, with a nice hint of roastiness!

    Upped my dry hop quantities a bit
    23g of Cascade (remains of bag)
    37g of Citra (remains of bag)
    40g of Chinook to make it 100g dry hop.

    Hoping this will be another good one!
     
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    So have you dry hopped just now, or have you bottled it?

    Out of interest what yeast did you use?

    I've got my Black IPA conditioning in bottles at the moment, excited to try it soon - will be interested to hear how yours turns out athumb..
     
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    I dri hopped this last night.
    Planning to bottle at the weekend.

    I used US-05, my go-to dry yeast, although I have also used Mangrove Jack’s US West Coast yeast in the past with good results.
     
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    Got this bottled on Christmas Eve with help from my father in law.
    Bottles now stacked in the fermentation fridge at 20 degrees.
     
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    Hi which special carafe did you use 1, 2, or 3 ? also have you tried midnight wheat for Black IPA's as it gives the colour and taste without bitterness a bit like special carafe
     
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    Hi,

    I thinks it’s Carafa Special 3, not tried midnight wheat.
     
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    Yeah I've used 3 in Black IPA's but the midnight is even better its not as coffee/chocolate pronounced and lets the hops shine through that bit better give it a try in the future
     
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    FWIW, in my black IPA the original recipe called for carafa 2, but i used chocolate malt as that's what they had in stock.

    Really pleased with the final result and the bitter chocolate aftertaste has mellowed nicely after conditioning.
     
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    Looks good, my next brew will be a black IPA all grain kit from The Homebrew Company :)
     

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