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Hop Harvest Ale

Hop Harvest Ale

For the September '15 shop brew session, I contacted a friend who had a small hop yard and he brought up a shipment of some dried and some freshly harvested hops to use for this brew. I created a recipe for a rich amber ale that uses these fresh hops in the finishing stages to maximize aroma contribution and because we didn't have lab numbers for alpha acids or cohumulone.

Brewed By: Cullen Davis and shop brew crew with Rafael Ramos, hop grower
Brew Date: 09/20/2015

Hop Harvest Ale

Method: All Grain Style: American Amber Ale
Boil Time: 60 min Batch Size: 40 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 42.48 gallons Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Boil Gravity: 1.047 (recipe based estimate) Hop Utilization Multiplier: 1
Original Gravity: 1.049
Final Gravity: 1.012
ABV (standard): 4.87%
IBU (tinseth): 65.12
SRM (morey): 17.31
Mash pH: 0
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
69 lb Golden Promise 37 3 90.8%
2.5 lb Special B 34 115 3.3%
2 lb Victory 34 28 2.6%
2.5 lb Chocolate 29 350 3.3%
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
2 oz Cascade Leaf/Whole 7 Mash   1.24
4 oz CTZ Leaf/Whole 15.5 Boil 60 min 27.53
2 oz Simcoe Leaf/Whole 12.7 Boil 60 min 11.28
2 oz Simcoe Leaf/Whole 12.7 Boil 15 min 5.6
1 lb Chinook Leaf/Whole 13 Whirlpool at °F 0 min 19.47
2 oz Columbus Leaf/Whole 15 Dry Hop 3 days
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
28.5 gal Strike 152 F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
Wyeast - American Ale 1056
Attenuation (avg): 75% Flocculation: Med-Low
Optimum Temp: 60 - 72 °F Starter: No
Fermentation Temp: - Pitch Rate: 0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P)
CO2 Level: 2.52 Volumes
Target Water Profile: 35315
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0

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Date: 2021-08-25 06:48 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2021-08-25 06:48 UTC
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