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Barrel'O'Rebel II - Herd'O'Rebels

Started by johnrm, March 24, 2017, 04:03:35 pm

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Dr Horrible

That explains it. 75% is good going , wouldnt get anywhere near that on my setup.

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dcalnan

I've never done big beers so I've no idea what I would get.

BrewDorg

Beersmith file for anyone who wants it. Does the below look ok?

OG: 1.093
FG: 1.022
ABV%: 9.4%
IBU: 114
EBC: 40

Boil length: 60 mins
Mash temp: 67ÂșC


johnrm

This recipe has a 90 min boil, means more bittering from 90min hops.
The tradeoff is extra time and gas.
Very similar to Eoins.

Borrowed from here...
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=178182

OG: 1.097
FG: 1.018
SRM: 17.5
IBU: 100

90min boil

8.8kg Thom Fawcett Maris Otter
1kg Wheat Malt
200g Chocolate Malt

Hops
48g 13%AA Chinook 90min
60.6g 10.5%AA Centennial 15min
30.3g 15% Colombus 0min
30.3g 13%AA Chinook Dry hopped

Mash at 145F / 63C for 60min, then 161F / 72C for 15min

WLP007 Dry English Ale Yeast

Ferment at 68F / 20C. Ramp it up to complete fermentation.

johnrm


Dr Horrible

Nice one John. I think the 63deg mash is the way to go, want to increase the fermentability as much as possible.

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BrewDorg

Cheers John. Agreed on mash too. It's still going to finish high, even with a low mash.

So what sort of timeline are we thinking? When is everyone brewing and how long are we conditioning before it goes into the barrel?

johnrm

That would me Dr. H's call.
Whatever date is picked won't suit everyone, that said, barrel may need topup so staggered brews are not an issue.
Tentatively - July 16th? (I'm travelling for the following 3 weeks :( )

WLP007 suggested above will need a starter.
S-04 is close, 2 packets min.

What we each use does not have to be an exact match, It will be blended in the barrel.
The one thing to watch out for is contamination - be brave and stand down if it is not working out.

Dr Horrible

Would that be the 16th as the date to fill the barrel John? That would be fine with me. If we need to push it back because of people not being able to brew I can always pick up batches from everyone and only fill when we have enough.

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johnrm

Yep, to fill.
Just firing it out there, but your call.
I put out an APB on Rebel Brewers Whatsapp for lads not paying attention here.

Also, I know you're in Riverstick, you mentioned a shed in a field and you drive a 4x4
Do we need to bring Wellies ansd shotguns to get to the barrel?


Dr Horrible

Only if you want to fit in! The setup is pretty agricultural ok, not half as nice as Garrys place - it is literally a shed in a field with a gravel drive down, so therell be difficulty in parking more than a couple of cars. So I could pick up batches from folks in town to save the trip out. Or the dropoff could be combined with a trip to Kinsale to see Sam less than 10mins down the road?

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johnrm


Dr Horrible

Well as a Mayoman I have to admit - you can take a man from the bog....

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dcalnan

I'll need to put in an order for supplies, plus im getting the free minch wheat malt from brewcon. Forgot to claim the HBW offer, i was going to suggest bulk buying the hops from the homebrew co, tieing down the hops would help.

Dr Horrible

Are we fixed on WLP007 or S-04 for the yeast?  Havent had great experiences with S-04 but happy to go with the consensus.

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