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Offline DrewG

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Kelsey Mcnairs West Coast Bitter
« on: March 30, 2012, 09:15:37 AM »
Saw this recipe here a few weeks ago and I'm brewing it tomorrow. Has anyone else brewed it? Any advice, etc appreciated.

Here's the Beersmith brewsheet:

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 7.00 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.50 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.047 SG
Estimated Color: 7.5 SRM
Estimated IBU: 55.1 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.5 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
8 lbs 12.0 oz         Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)           Grain         1        87.1 %       
8.0 oz                Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)             Grain         2        5.0 %         
8.0 oz                Crystal Dark - 77L (Crisp) (75.0 SRM)    Grain         3        5.0 %         
3.2 oz                Honey Malt (25.0 SRM)                    Grain         4        2.0 %         
1.6 oz                Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM)               Grain         5        1.0 %         
0.71 oz               Warrior [15.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min        Hop           6        36.5 IBUs     
0.25 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 30. Hop           7        9.2 IBUs     
0.35 oz               Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min   Hop           8        3.7 IBUs     
0.35 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           9        5.7 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min    Hop           10       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min         Hop           11       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min           Hop           12       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 Hop           13       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           14       0.0 IBUs     
1.0 pkg               California Ale (White Labs #WLP001) [35. Yeast         15       -             
1.00 oz               Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Day Hop           16       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days     Hop           17       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Citra [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days       Hop           18       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Dry Hop  Hop           19       0.0 IBUs     
1.00 oz               Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days      Hop           20       0.0 IBUs     


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 10 lbs 0.8 oz
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 18.27 qt of water at 166.6 F        158.0 F       60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (0.54gal, 3.90gal) of 168.0 F water
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Re: Kelsey Mcnairs West Coast Bitter
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 09:56:14 AM »
5 oz of knock-out hops and ANOTHER 5 oz of dry hops for 5 gallons of beer with an OG of 1.047? :o

Sounds like a waste of hops. At what point do you reach hop saturation? And how much wort do you loose? Some things to consider.
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Re: Kelsey Mcnairs West Coast Bitter
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 11:13:46 AM »
Tasted a gravity sample at 8 days. Just awesome. Cold crash then the dry hops. All 5oz of them. The recipe, btw was a pro am beer that Ballast Point and Stone did with Kelsey
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Re: Kelsey Mcnairs West Coast Bitter
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 11:25:41 AM »
This is a great recipe from Kelsey.  I have brewed it twice.  It is hoptastic!

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Re: Kelsey Mcnairs West Coast Bitter
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 12:02:20 PM »
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This is a great recipe from Kelsey.  I have brewed it twice.  It is hoptastic!

How much clarity did you get in your finished beer? After I dry hopped at 67 i dropped the temp to 50 for 3 days, and while the yeast cleared the hops haze did not. I didnt want to leave the beer on them any longer so I just bottled it.
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Re: Kelsey Mcnairs West Coast Bitter
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 05:58:46 AM »
I brewed this last night. Thanks for posting the recipe!

PS - Holy thread resurrection, Batman!  ;D
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