My third recipe from Ron Pattinson’s Homebrewer’s Guide to Vintage Beer, though tweaked slightly because of my hop stocks, and rescaled for brew-length and efficiency. His recipe shows 170 IBU, but BeerSmith has ended up giving my variant a lot less, at a mere 150 IBU!
- Length: 22 litres
- OG: 1.058
- FG: 1.018
- ABV: 5.3%
BeerXml File: 1877 Truman P1
1877 Truman P1
- Style: English IPA
- Length: 21 litres
- Yeast: London Ale (White Labs WLP013)
- OG: 1.065
- FG: 1.018
- ABV: 6.3 %
- Colour: 10.8 EBC
- Bitterness: 151.4 IBUs
|Pale Ale (Crisp)||6||5.769||100|
|Name||Alpha||Form||Amount (g)||Time (mins)|
|Goldings, East Kent||5||Leaf||85||30|
Hardness today is 222ppm, and using the “sweet pale ale” profile in the water treatment calculator at Jim’s, that gave me 37.5ml CRS, 2.6g gypsum, 1.6g calcium chloride, 3.5g epsom salts, 1g salt.
I was aiming for just enough for one of my corney kegs (18-19 litres), so I could skip the bottling process, and given the amount of hops I thought it best to aim for 21 litres. I ended up with 22 litres at 1.058 at the end of the boil, which is a little light on gravity. We’ll see what volume I have after fermentation. I guess there will be a bottle or two…
Yeast is WLP013 (the White Shield strain), and following this post at Brülosophy, I’m trying a mere 500ml starter, so I’ll be interested to see how it behaves!
2015-07-10: Well, it set off like a rocket and had a huge head of krausen after 24 hours, so I’m thinking the starter approach seems to work. By today (5 days after pitching), it’s down to 1.018. Pitched in the mid-20s, with fridge set at 17C, which was adjusted upwards by 1C morning and night from 24 hours in until it reached 20C, where is now. 1.058 to 1.018 would give 5.3%, if this is where it finishes; we’ll see how it looks tomorrow. It tastes rather good – sweet (not surprising given the current gravity), stone fruits, and a big hit of bitterness. Very unlike most of the IPAs I drink, given the lack of New World hops! Beersmith did predict a finish at 1.018, but that was from a start at 1.063. Plugging a simple grist of just pale malt to 1.058 with WLP013 into Beersmth predicts a FG at 1.014, so it very probably needs a couple more days and maybe a gentle rouse to finish it. We’ll see if it has dropped any further by tomorrow.