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Pats Disliker New England Pale Ale

Brewed: 02/25/2018   Bottled: 03/03/2018


I am not a fan of the New England Patriots. I'm a hater. However, I respect the hell out PatsHater.jpgof them. They win like no one in NFL history. Have to respect a winner. Especially in today's age of free agency and parody. 

Somehow they continue to make it to the Super Bowl.

I'm not really a fan of the New England IPA. 

At least the super-cloudy New England IPA's. I don't mind hop haze, but if the beer looks like yeast soup, I just don't think it looks very good or tastes very good.

It drives me crazy when I see one of those thick looking yeast bombs on Instagram and people comment how pretty it looks. To me it looks horrible.

Anyway, in the winter of 2018 ... after the Patriots lost LII, I decided to make a beer "in honor" of my hatred.

I used some of the water treatment suggestions I've seen online for NE style IPA's. 

I also am experimenting with a shorter-than-usual boil, which I figure should add to haze. If I remember, I'll add the dry-hops before fermentation ends.

I'll be keging and drinking this pretty young.

We'll see if all that makes a hazy pale ale.



For more on this beer see Sheppy's Blog: Pat's Disliker 

Pats Hater Pale Ale --- Batch 1

Style American Pale Ale Batch Size 6.25 gal
Type All Grain Boil Size   7.92 gal
Brewhouse Efficiency   70.00   Boil Time   30 minutes

Recipe Characteristics

Recipe Gravity 1.044 SG Estimated FG 1.011 SG
Recipe Bitterness 29.0 IBUs (Rager) Alcohol by Volume 4.3 %
BU : GU   0.664        
Recipe Color 4.8 SRM
Color
   
Measured OG:   1.043    Measured FG:   1.014 
ADF:   67    Measured ABV:   3.8 

Ingredients

Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
8.00 g Calcium Chloride (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 1 -
2.00 g Epsom Salt (MgSO4) (Mash 60.0 mins) Water Agent 2 -
9 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 3 83.7 %
1 lbs Wheat, Flaked (1.6 SRM) Grain 4 9.3 %
12.0 oz Honey Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 5 7.0 %
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 6 12.5 IBUs
1.00 tsp Yeast Nutrient (Boil 15.0 mins) Other 7 -
0.500 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min Hop 8 4.9 IBUs
1.000 oz Centennial [8.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 9 4.7 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min Hop 10 7.0 IBUs
1.0 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04) [23.66 ml] Yeast 11 -
1.000 oz Centennial [8.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 12 0.0 IBUs
1.000 oz Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs

Mash Profile

Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash In Add 13.44 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F 60 min


Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 5.85gal) of 168.0 F water

Recipe Notes
Salts into the strike water to bring up Calcium and help with clarity.
From Denver Water, this puts the water profile at:
Ca=95;Mg=14;Na=21;S04=74;Cl137;HCO3=104
Brew as directed.
Short mash. Entire volume of water in the mash (no sparge).
If volume low, add water.
Boil 30 minutes, adding hops and yeast nutrient as directed.
Cool as close to 60 degrees as possible. Pitch hydrated yeast.
Ferment first day 60 to 64 degrees. Let raise as it wants after first day.
After a couple of  days, add dry hops to the active fermentation and leave for 5 days.
Keg. Force carbonate.

Brewing Record

Brew Date:   Strike Temp:  
Mash Temps:  148 added water to 154
Pre-boil OG   (1.039 SG)   Pre-boil Vol   (7.92 gal)
Actual Mash Efficiency   Pitch Temp   58 
Fermentation            
Day 1: Rocking and rolling. 
Day 3: Krausen falling.   
Day ... 

 
Brewing Notes:
02/27/2018 esheppy
Brewed Sunday. Yeast was rocking and rolling next day.
02/28/2018 esheppy
Kraussen falling. Added in dry hops. 68
02/28/2018 esheppy
Tried a sample this evening. Gravity is around 1.016. Flavor is really good. The beer is hazy to style.
03/04/2018 esheppy
Shook the keg to force-carbonate some. Beautiful haze. Delicious hop flavor. Seems to be a success.
03/25/2018 esheppy
Moved to kegerator. Tasting great. More of a traditional session ipa than a NE Pale. But that is fine.
04/13/2018 esheppy
Been drinking. Not much haze left but still hoppy delicious. 😋
04/20/2018 esheppy
Really clear now. Good hop flavor still.
04/28/2018 esheppy
I think this beer is almost gone.
05/06/2018 esheppy
Killed the keg tonight. This "hazy" beer is crystal clear now. Delicious 😋
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