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Union Jack
« 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.    
« Last Edit: December 09, 2014, 11:51:12 PM by quattlebaum »

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #1 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?
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #4 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
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #5 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.
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #7 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.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #8 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
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #9 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.
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #10 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.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #12 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
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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: Union Jack
« Reply #14 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?



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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