BrewBlog: No Simcoe for You
Specifics
General Information
Method: All Grain
Comments

2nd version of Erik’s Imperial Recipe from the Beer Barons of Milwaukee. Last time used Simcoe hops as a substitute.

Scale Recipe
Enter desired final yield (volume):
 gallons  
Reference
Malts and Grains
Adjuncts
1.00 pounds Dextrose (Briess)  
Reference
Hops
1.00 ounces 18.00% @ 60 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
Use: Boil
18 AAUs
1.00 ounces 18.00% @ 4320 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
Use: Dry Hop
18 AAUs
1.00 ounces 12.00% @ 4320 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Dry Hop
12 AAUs
1.00 ounces 12.00% @ 15 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
12 AAUs
1.00 ounces 18.00% @ 5 minutes
Type: Bittering and Aroma
Use: Boil
18 AAUs
1.00 ounces 12.00% @ 5 minutes
Type: Aroma
Use: Boil
18 AAUs
6.00 ounces Total Hop Weight 90 AAUs
Boil
Total Boil Time: 60 minutes
Mash Profile

Single Infusion Mash, Full Bodied Beer

Grain Temperature: 72°F Tun Temperature: 72°F
Sparge Temperature: 168°F PH: 5.4
Notes:

Mash profile for most well-modified malts.

Steps

# Name Type Time Temp. Description
1 Mash In Infusion 45 min. 158°F

Add 70% of mash water at 171° F / 77° C

2 Mash Out Infusion 10 min. 168°F

Add 30% of mash water at 197° F / 92° C

Water Profile

London, England

Calicum: 52 ppm
Bicarbonate: 156 ppm
Sulfate: 77 ppm
Chloride: 60 ppm
Sodium: 99 ppm
Magnesium: 16 ppm
PH: 8.0%
Notes:

Carbonate plus high levels of sodium and chloride encourage balanced, smooth dark beers such as porter and mild.

Fermentation
Primary: 21 days @ 68° F
Secondary: 5 days @ 72° F
Tertiary: 0 days @ ° F
Age: 14 days @ 35° F
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