To showcase the hop, I'm brewing an IPA. As the Alpha content is unknown, I've taken the view it will be at the bottom end of the commercial scale.
Because I only want to use my own hops in this brew, the IPA will also be at the lower end of the gravity range for the style. To hopefully maintain a reasonable level of bitterness, with limited hops of an unknown alpha, it seemed a sensible choice.
As it was a beautiful day, I pulled out the brewery from the confines of the garage and brewed outdoors.
The picture of the wort going into the copper makes the beer a lot darker than it is. It's really pale and gravity was bang on at 1.056
|Type: All Grain||Date: 18/09/2012|
|Batch Size (fermenter): 50.00 l||Brewer: Mark|
|Boil Size: 62.65 l||Asst Brewer:|
|Boil Time: 90 min||Equipment: Elite Brewery|
|End of Boil Volume 55.12 l||Brewhouse Efficiency: 73.00 %|
|Final Bottling Volume: 50.00 l||Est Mash Efficiency 77.4 %|
|Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage||Taste Rating(out of 50):|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.056 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.012 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.8 %|
|Bitterness: 42.0 IBUs|
|Est Color: 11.8 EBC|