Saturday, May 7, 2016

Superfidy Blood Orange Pale Ale

  1. duplicity; betrayal.

Ever since Elysian Brewing decided to join the "big leagues" and sell to InBev, I've been looking to cut ties. You won't hear me praise the brewery I once hailed as the best of Seattle. I gave my Elysian hoodie to the thrift store. I actively avoid Elysian when buying beer. Except -- I can't seem to quit Superfuzz. So, I needed to find a good alternative to Budweiser.

I started with a great clone recipe from 12 Angry Brews. I've got a baby under a year old, so I went to my mom's house and we scaled this one up to 20 gallons - 5 for her, 15 for me. 12 Angry brews asked me to zest blood oranges - I opted to make an oleo saccharum of the peels (a skill I learned from David Wondrich's book, "Punch") to maximize the oil extraction. In an attempt to retain more of the complex aromas of the peels I will add the oleo saccarum to one of the fermenters in the secondary, and see if it does better than that of the one I added along with the yeast in the primary. I did find the blood orange puree at Pike Place as mentioned in the 12 Angry brews article - a $25 concentrate from "The Perfect Puree of Napa Valley".

After the break, you will find the recipe.

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 20.00 gal
Boil Size: 22.90 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 20.90 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 19.25 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Date: 07 May 2016
Brewer: Alex, Lucretia, Ian
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: Stainless Kegs (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
Efficiency: 85.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 85.4 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
36 lbsPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain183.7 %
5 lbsMunich Malt (9.0 SRM)Grain211.6 %
2 lbsCara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)Grain34.7 %
4.00 ozNorthern Brewer [8.50 %] - Boil 60.0 minHop427.1 IBUs
2.00 ozCascade [5.50 %] - Boil 30.0 minHop56.7 IBUs
2.00 ozCitra [12.00 %] - Boil 10.0 minHop67.6 IBUs
4.0 pkgSafale American (DCL/Fermentis #US-05) [50.28 ml]Yeast7-
16.00 ozOleo Saccarum, Blood Orange (Secondary 0.0 mins)Flavor8-
12.00 ozPuree, Blood Orange (Secondary 0.0 mins)Flavor9-

Gravity, Alcohol Content and Color

Est Original Gravity: 1.066 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.013 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.1 %
Bitterness: 41.4 IBUs
Est Color: 5.1 SRM
Measured Original Gravity: 1.047 SG
Measured Final Gravity: 1.010 SG
Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.8 %
Calories: 155.0 kcal/12oz

Mash Profile

Mash Name: Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out
Sparge Water: 14.63 gal
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: TRUE
Total Grain Weight: 43 lbs
Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Tun Temperature: 72.0 F
Mash PH: 5.20
Mash Steps
Name Description Step Temperature Step Time
Mash InAdd 54.15 qt of water at 163.4 F150.0 F90 min

Sparge: Batch sparge with 14.63 gal water at 168.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).

Carbonation and Storage

Carbonation Type: Keg
Pressure/Weight: 12.54 PSI
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 45.0 F
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Volumes of CO2: 2.3
Carbonation Used: Keg with 12.54 PSI
Age for: 30.00 days
Storage Temperature: 65.0 F

Notes I can cut ties with Elysian.

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