Carnie Brews – Partial/All-Grain

Random Task IPA

Brewed: 22 Oct 2013,  Bottled: 3 & 8 Nov 2013,    Size: 18l,  Lid Code: R

OG:  1.055/1.015   ABV: 5.8%ABV    IBU:  51  EBC: 15

All Grain/60 min boil, brewed using:

Grain: (75m mash @ 66.7C, 73C mashout for final 7m):
4.2kg Joe White Traditional Ale
200gm Joe White Wheat
200gm JW Crystal 140
100gm Joe White Crystal 140

Hop Schedule:
16g Warrior (16%) @ 60m
30g Centennial (10.2%) @ 10m
20g Citra (11.9%) @ 5m
30g Amarillo (9.3%) @ 0

(Bottled half on Nov 3, then dry hopped the other half with 7gm each of of Centennial, Citra & Cascade)

Yeast: BRY-97, fermented @ 18C

Tasting Notes:

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Carnie Pale Ale VII

Brewed: 13 Sep 2013,  Bottled: 25 Sep 2013.    Size: 19l,  Lid Code: 7

OG:  1.046/1.012   ABV: 5.0%    IBU:  36  EBC: 17

All Grain/30 min boil, brewed using:

Grain: (75m mash @ 66.7C, 73C mashout for final 7m):
4.1kg Joe White Traditional Ale
250gm Joe White Crystal 140
150gm Joe White Crystal Wheat 125

Hop Schedule:
10gm Citra (11.9%) @ 30
15gm Cascade (6.2%)
15gm Centennial (10.2%) @ 13
15gm Citra
15gm Mosaic (11%) @ 7
20gm Citra @ 0

Dry Hops:
25gm Amarillo
20gm Cascade

Yeast: US-05, fermented @ 18C

Tasting Notes:  Big fruit aroma, a little grassy when young, likely from the dry hopping.  Aged well, and quickly, this was drinking brilliantly from about a month in the bottle.  Good clean malt profile, with a great hop aroma/flavour.  Not too bitter (for my palate anyway), but then again I’m loving my IPA’s right now so others might disagree!  Definitely a candidate for my “House Pale Ale”.  Would be interesting to try with a little higher abv and ibu, and with munich or even rye in the mash.

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Fook Mi/Fook You Belgian

Brewed: 14 Aug 2013,  Bottled: 25 Aug 2013.    Size: 15l,  Lid Code: B

OG:  1.054/1.015   ABV: 5.6%    IBU:  20  EBC: 27

Partial Mash/60 min boil (15 litres, late extract addition), brewed using:

Mashed (75m @ 66.7C, 73C mashout for final 7m): 2.5kg Bohemian Pilsner, 150gm Joe White Crystal 140, 150gm Joe White Dark Crystal 240.

750gm CBW Munich LME, 300gm Amber Belgian Candi Sugar (added at end of boil)

Hops: 30gm Hallertau Mitt @ 60m

Yeast: Wyeast 1214 Abbey Ale, fermented @ 19.5C.  Allowed to carb at room temp for 2 weeks after bottling, then lagered at 4C for 1 month.

Tasting Notes:  This is not as ‘heavy’ as it should be, I should have brewed this to be around 6.5% abv.  On first taste, before it underwent lagering, it had something a little ‘funky’ about it.  Just an aftertaste that didn’t belong.  This still existed even after a few weeks of lagering, but on tasting one after around 5 weeks in the fridge, that taste is completely gone.  It’s now got that familiar abbey flavour, a combination of the candi sugar, yeast and munich malt.  Quite enjoyable, as long as you like Abbey Ales!

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Carnie Pale Ale VI

Brewed: 31 July 2013,  Bottled: 11 Aug 2013.    Size: 15l,  Lid Code: 6

OG:  1.048/1.012   ABV: 5.2%    IBU:  36

Partial Mash/60 min boil (15 litres, late extract addition), brewed using:

Mashed (75m @ 66.7C, 73C mashout for final 7m): 2.3kg Joe White Traditional Ale, 250gm Joe White Cara.

1kg CBW Bavarian Wheat LME (added at end of boil)

Hops:

11gm Galaxy (12.3%) @ 60
22gm Galaxy @ 15
25gm Galaxy @ 0
25gm Galaxy dry hop (4d)

Yeast: US-05, fermented @ 19C

Tasting Notes:  Huge bitterness, very raw/grassy flavour.  This was a bit of an experiment to see what an all-Galaxy hop schedule would taste like.  It’s BIG…too big, a little hard to drink as it’s quite harsh.  Seems Galaxy might be great late, but not so great for bittering.

Update: This beer mellowed a bit after a couple of months in the bottle, but is still quite harsh.  Would love to try this again but using Warrior or Magnum for bittering, then keep the late Galaxy additions the same.

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Carnie Pale Ale V

Brewed: 3 July 2013,  Bottled: 12 July 2013.    Size: 18l,  Lid Code: V

OG:  1.052/1.015   ABV: 5.4%    IBU:  41

Partial Mash/60 min boil (15 litres, late extract addition), brewed using:

Mashed (75m @ 66.7C, 73C mashout for final 7m): 2.8kg Joe White Traditional Ale, 200gm Joe White Crystal 60, 100gm Joe White Crystal Wheat

1.2kg CBW Golden Light extract (added at end of boil)

Hops:

60 min: 8gm Warrior (16%)

20 min: 17gm Cascade (6.2%)

7 min: 19gm Amarillo (9.3%), 15gm Citra (12%), 17gm Centennial (10%)

Dry Hop (day 4): 25gm Citra, 25gm Galaxy

Yeast: US-05, fermented @ 18C

Tasting Notes:  Clean malt backbone, with big citrus/passionfruit flavour and aroma from the hops.  Powerful bitterness hit as you’d expect from a ~40 IBU beer at 5.4%.  A little grassy when young, but mellowed brilliantly.  Definitely the best beer I’ve brewed to date!

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  1. […] friend from Carnie Brew gave me a bottle of his Fook Mi/Fook You Belgian a few months back. It’s been in my fridge a long time. The beer was brewed and bottled in […]

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