Following up from my first BIAB (Brew in a bag), I thought it would be interesting to brew a series of SMASH (single malt single hop) beers. My first post talks you through the process – if you’re interested.
Original Gravity (OG): 1.040
Final Gravity (FG): 1.010
Alcohol (ABV): 4.0%
Bitterness (IBU): 45ish
2.500 kg Golden Promise Pale Malt
9g Apollo (19.5% Alpha) @60 minutes from the end (Boil)
50g Apollo (19.5% Alpha) @0 minutes from the end (Boil)
Same volumes and temperatures as the first brew (or as near as possible). 6.25L of mash liquor with roughly a quarter of a Campden tablet. 80C strike temperature (to achieve a mash temp of somewhere around 70C). Sparged with 7.00L liquor at 78C strike temp.
60 minute addition (20g) Apollo hops. At 15 minutes from the end of the boil I added quarter of protofloc tablet and the Immersion Chiller. At 0 minutes (flame out / hob off) I added my second addition of Apollo hops (50g) and turned IC on.
I collected 9L of 1.045 wort and pitched half packet of US05 yeast at 19C. BIAB#1 stopped at 1.025 with half a packet.
Next brew will be same again, different hop.
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