AG#66 – Monkey Feet Pale Ale

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Recipe Specifications

Boil Size: 27.90 l
Post Boil Volume: 23.40 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 19.00 l
Bottling Volume: 17.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.054 SG
Estimated Color: 13.1 EBC
Estimated IBU: 44.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 58.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 68.7 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients

3.00 g Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 mins)
5.200 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter, Muntons (6.5 EBC), 92.0 %
0.450 kg Caramel/Crystal Malt – 15L (29.6 EBC), 8.0 %
5 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min, 9.5 IBUs
0.50 Items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 10.0 mins)
40 g Citra [14.40 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 10.0, 11.3 IBUs
40 g Galaxy [14.50 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 10.0, 12.5 IBUs
40 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 10.0, 11.2 IBUs
1.0 pkg Safale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)
60 g Citra [14.40 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days, 0.0 IBUs
60 g Galaxy [14.50 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days, 0.0 IBUs
55 g Simcoe [13.00 %] – Dry Hop 5.0 Days, 0.0 IBUs

Mash Schedule: Bubbles’ Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 5.650 kg
Mash In Add 15.82 l of water at 74.6 C 68.0 C 60 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 18.24l) of 77.0 C water

16/10/2016 – Brew Day. I hit my correct mash temperature of 67C, for a change. Great smell when the flameout hops went in. Got exactly 19 litres into fermenter, with very little break material. Pitched a rehydrated sachet of US-05. Fermenting pretty cool.

30/10/2016 – Dry hopped with 60g Simcoe and 60g Galaxy. I decided that the additional 60g of Citra I’d might be too much.

21/11/2016 – First taste even though it’s only bottled a week or so. Very young, but showing good promise. Great aroma, very cloudy, amazing head retention. Gonna be dank!

11/12/2016 – Tasting very nice indeed. Extremely dry, but that makes the hops pop. Having said that, it could also cope with a larger percentage of crystal malt. Hop character is perfect, it’s got that signature Brewdog “fruit and pine” going on. For the first time, I think I can say that Monkey Feet is approaching perfection. Always room for improvement though..

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