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Title: Union Jack
Post by: quattlebaum on December 09, 2014, 11:49:05 PM
So one of my favorite IPAs is Union Jack and i thought i would give it a whirl. It's from BYO or zymurgy cant recall.
I was hesitant on the Mash schedule being that beer smith says it will finish at 1.018 but it went lower thank goodness to 1.014. I have yet to do a triangle but plan to soon. I Think it's all about the process. It took a good 7 weeks for it to come around but it is tasty.

Recipe: Union Jack   TYPE: All Grain
Style: American IPA
---RECIPE SPECIFICATIONS-----------------------------------------------
SRM: 5.5 SRM      SRM RANGE: 6.0-15.0 SRM
IBU: 65.5 IBUs Tinseth   IBU RANGE: 40.0-70.0 IBUs
OG: 1.066 SG      OG RANGE: 1.056-1.075 SG
FG: 1.018 SG      FG RANGE: 1.010-1.018 SG
BU:GU: 0.992      Calories: 151.6 kcal/12oz   Est ABV: 6.4 %      
EE%: 72.00 %   Batch: 6.00 gal      Boil: 9.22 gal   BT: 60 Mins

---WATER CHEMISTRY ADDITIONS----------------
Mash and boil PH 5.6 room temp. I know this may seem to high for some but i like it this way.
Finished beer PH 4.6 room temp. Yes again i know but i like my PH a bit higher.

Ca 104
mg 3
NA 10
Sulf 180
Chloride 44
Bicarb 60
Alkalinity 49
8 grams Gypsum mash, 5 grams sparge
2.1 grams chloride mash, 1.3 sparge


Total Grain Weight: 15 lbs 3.8 oz   Total Hops: 7.95 oz oz.
---MASH/STEEP PROCESS------MASH PH:5.50 ------
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD WATER CHEMICALS BEFORE GRAINS!!<<<<<<<
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
13 lbs 5.6 oz         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        87.6 %       
15.0 oz               Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain         2        6.2 %         
7.6 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         3        3.1 %         
7.6 oz                Caramalt (Simpsons) (35.0 SRM)           Grain         4        3.1 %         


Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 6.86 gal of water at 154.7 F        145.0 F       45 min       
Mash Step         Error: Infusion temperature above boili 155.0 F       20 min       

---SPARGE PROCESS---
>>>>>>>>>>-RECYCLE FIRST RUNNINGS & VERIFY GRAIN/MLT TEMPS: 65.0 F/68.0 F
>>>>>>>>>>-ADD BOIL CHEMICALS BEFORE FWH
Fly sparge with 4.38 gal water at 168.0 F
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.40 oz               Magnum [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop           5        12.7 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Warrior [16.70 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           6        10.2 IBUs     
0.20 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [13.70 %] - First Wo Hop           7        6.7 IBUs     

---BOIL PROCESS-----------------------------
Est Pre_Boil Gravity: 1.057 SG   Est OG: 1.066 SG
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
1.00 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Boil 30.0 min         Hop           8        12.3 IBUs     
1.30 oz               Centennial [9.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min      Hop           9        13.2 IBUs     

Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
1.30 oz               Centennial [9.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  15min Hop           10       6.6 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  15min  Hop           11       4.0 IBUs     

---FERM PROCESS-----------------------------
Primary Start:  at 66.0 F took 14 days really interesting a lot longer than i thought.
Style Carb Range: 2.20-2.70 Vols
 
---NOTES------------------------------------
After 3 days dry hop at 68 rack and dry hop again with the same amount for 3 days.    
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on December 10, 2014, 10:47:51 PM
Yum. Union Jack is a great beer. I am interested to see how your comparisons come out. Ever seen a clone for Pale 31?
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: brewday on December 10, 2014, 11:16:20 PM
Pale 31 is a blend of Mission Street Pale and DBA.  The recipes from Matt B are out there on CYBI.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Stevie on December 10, 2014, 11:25:32 PM
Never cared for pale 31 much. Costco carried mixed 24 packs from time to time when I was in Northern California. 12 double barrel, 6 Union Jack, and 6 pale 31. Pale 31 was always the last to go.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on December 11, 2014, 12:40:24 AM
Haven't had a Firestone walker beer that I didn't think was great yet but I still have a lot to try
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 11, 2014, 12:43:55 AM
Haven't had a Firestone walker beer that I didn't think was great yet but I still have a lot to try

I haven't either, but haven't had the Pale 31. I've loved every one I've had. I think Wookey Jack was the last one I had - pretty damn tasty.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Stevie on December 11, 2014, 01:04:17 AM
Wookey Jack is damn tasty. Too bad it's a, *gasp*, black ipa.

Missions street beers are great for $6 six packs. Honestly one thing I miss most from California.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 11, 2014, 01:09:20 AM
Wookey Jack is damn tasty. Too bad it's a, *gasp*, black ipa.

Missions street beers are great for $6 six packs. Honestly one thing I miss most from California.

Yeah, too bad. Luckily I'm ok with the style.  ;)   And the Mission St beers are a steal fresh. I just wish TJs could sell them cold, to help them stay fresher longer.

Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: dbeechum on December 12, 2014, 11:55:21 PM
I believe the Mission Street beers are gone now and have been replaced by El Burro cans from Golden Road
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 13, 2014, 12:13:22 AM
I believe the Mission Street beers are gone now and have been replaced by El Burro cans from Golden Road

Well, I'm sorry to hear that, Drew. I'll have to give those a shot.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Stevie on December 13, 2014, 12:26:00 AM

I believe the Mission Street beers are gone now and have been replaced by El Burro cans from Golden Road
Well, that sucks.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 13, 2014, 12:34:26 AM

I believe the Mission Street beers are gone now and have been replaced by El Burro cans from Golden Road
Well, that sucks.

Yeah.  That was pretty good beer for cheaper than Leinenkugel's.  BS.
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: dbeechum on December 13, 2014, 05:37:35 PM
Yeah, I think FW is getting out of the contract/label brew business because they need the capacity for their own lineup. Turns out that people want their beer - who knew?!? :)

You know they had to go and produce weird s*** like this instead of Mission St. Pale: http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/products/maltose-falcon
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: HoosierBrew on December 13, 2014, 05:59:40 PM

You know they had to go and produce weird s*** like this instead of Mission St. Pale: http://www.firestonebeer.com/beers/products/maltose-falcon

Yeah :D   I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that's gotta be pretty killer beer. That had to be an amazing experience, too.

EDIT - .........."rum soaked chocolate pound cake" is a helluva description. Sounds awesome.

Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: quattlebaum on December 17, 2014, 04:30:14 AM

Yum. Union Jack is a great beer. I am interested to see how your comparisons come out. Ever seen a clone for Pale 31?

(http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/16/edfc7b1f6f8b98eb14b82328ea2ca0a0.jpg)

Turned out really close. Really hard because the freshest bottle I could find was 8 months old:( and it was oxidized. commercial is on the left. Mine is only 2 months old and could be a bit "drier" in my eyes maybe push it down to 1.012 and bump the sul up. I think the commercial hops and malt have dropped out :(. I wish I could have/find a more fresh version but by all mean the "clone" is really tasty


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Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on December 17, 2014, 02:29:27 PM
Thanks for the update!

I have been wanting to clone an IPA because mine don't seem to turn out the way I like them. Been thinking about doing Lagunitas IPA but maybe I will try this instead. What yeast did you use? I am not seeing it for some reason.

Can you also expand on the dry hop process? Did you really dry hop for 3 days, rack then dry hop again? Also, I don't see the dry hops listed?
Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: quattlebaum on December 17, 2014, 03:41:43 PM
Sorry i forget when i export beersmith that way it leaves out some things.  I really like the 1028 along with the 1098 yeast this is 1028. Yest you really do a short contact time with the dry hops. Brynildson believes in this i have read and he is making me a believer:) Primary lasted quite a while 14 days and it took a while for the yeast to drop. I did do the first dry hop in the primary around the 14 day and let it sit for 3 days then racked to secondary and dry hopped again with the same amount as the first. I then crashed it for 24 hrs and kegged and kept it at 32 for 7 days while carbonating. I did use 100% RO and the salt and PH adjustments as mentioned in the previous post.
What i would do differently next time is Mash at 148F and attempt to get it a bit lower in FG to 1.012 along with pushing the Sulfate up to 250ppm. At 8 weeks out it is really tasty i was rushing it at 5 weeks and it was just a bit to "harsh"/astringent on the finish now it is $. Would love your feedback.

Recipe: Union Jack
Brewer: Quattlebaum
Asst Brewer:
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
--------------------------
Boil Size: 9.22 gal
Post Boil Volume: 8.32 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 6.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.066 SG
Estimated Color: 5.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 65.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 96.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
------------
Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
13 lbs 5.6 oz         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain                         87.6 %       
15.0 oz               Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM)             Grain                             6.2 %         
7.6 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain                               3.1 %         
7.6 oz                Caramalt (Simpsons) (35.0 SRM)           Grain                           3.1 %         
0.40 oz               Magnum [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min   Hop                        12.7 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Warrior [16.70 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop                           10.2 IBUs     
0.20 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [13.70 %] - First Wort 60min Hop            6.7 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Boil 30.0 min         Hop                              12.3 IBUs     
1.30 oz               Centennial [9.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min      Hop                             13.2 IBUs     
1.30 oz               Centennial [9.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  15min Hop                    6.6 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Steep/Whirlpool     15min Hop                    4.0 IBUs   
   
1.0 pkg               London Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1028) Appropriate starter. 
         -             
1.00 oz               Cascade [7.20 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days      Hop              0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Centennial [9.20 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days   Hop              0.0 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Amarillo Gold [10.30 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Da Hop              0.0 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Simcoe [12.20 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days      Hop               0.0 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: (208) Single Infusion, Light Body, No Mash Out, Fly
Total Grain Weight: 15 lbs 3.8 oz
----------------------------
Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 6.86 gal of water at 154.7 F        145.0 F       45 min       
Mash Step         Error: Infusion temperature above boili 155.0 F       20 min       

Sparge: Fly sparge with 4.38 gal water at 168.0 F
Notes:
------
After 3 days dry hop at 68 rack and dry hop again with the same amount for 3 days.

Created with BeerSmith 2 - http://www.beersmith.com
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Title: Re: Union Jack
Post by: Iliff Ave Brewhouse on December 17, 2014, 07:45:55 PM
Thanks for the specifics on your process. Looks good to me though I am surprised that it would take so long to become tasty.

Maybe I could get away with using S04 as a yeast sub? I use all of those hops regularly except warrior. I think I might give this a shot next time I brew an IPA. I have never done a clone so it could be a good learning experience.