MotCrossTai IPA

I thought the malty base of my previous beer, Hops Harvest 2022, was so good that I kept the grain bill exactly the same and paired it up with a trio of hops pellets –  Motueka, Southern Cross and Taiheke.

Brew Notes

Strike temp: 74°
Mash: 67° (start) – 64° (end), 1 hr mash
SG after mash: 1.059
Flameout – added hops, cooled to 94°, hops stand for 20mins to 74°
OG: 1.066
Chilled to 21° and further cooled in fridge below 18°
Pitched re-hydrated yeast at 16° est, set to warm up to 18°

Day 2 – Signs of fermentation starting
Day 3 – Pressure building. Connected keg to pressurise with CO2 off-gassing.

Style Information

Name: American IPA
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Maris Otter Malt 5.5 kg
Wheat Malt 0.5 kg
Crystal 60 0.3 kg
Gladfield Sour Grapes 0.2 kg

Hops

Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Southern Cross 0.03 kg 12.5% 0.375 30
Motueka 0.03 kg 7.1% 0.213 5
Southern Cross 0.03 kg 12.5% 0.375 5
Taiheke 0.03 kg 7.2% 0.216 5
Motueka 0.035 kg 7.1% 0.2485 0 Post boil hops stand
Southern Cross 0.02 kg 12.5% 0.25 0 Post boil hops stand
Taiheke 0.035 kg 7.2% 0.252 0 Post boil hops stand
Motueka 0.035 kg 7% 0.245 0 Dry hop
Southern Cross 0.02 kg 14.8% 0.296 0 Dry hop
Taiheke 0.035 kg 7.2% 0.252 0 Dry hop

Adjuncts

Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Koppafloc Fining Boil 0.002 kg 15
Calcium Chloride Water Agent Boil 0.004 kg 0
Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) Water Agent Boil 0.012 kg 0

Yeasts

Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05 1 pk Re-hydrated @ 30°

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 67 C

Boil

Amount: 28.35 liters
Water Description:
Time: 30 minutes
Target Batch Size: 27 liters

Profile

Estimated OG: 1.057
Estimated FG: 1.014
Estimated ABV: 5.64%
 
Actual OG: 1.066

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