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#31 Gaius Plinius Segundus

254 calories 23.1 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: Extract
Style: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 90 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 3 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.141 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 35% (steeping grains only)
Source: Todd and Jason McNair
Calories: 254 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 23.1 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday December 16th 2016
1.077
1.015
8.2%
135.6
5.0
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
1 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose1 lb Corn Sugar - Dextrose 46 0.5 10%
6 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light6 lb Dry Malt Extract - Light 42 4 60%
3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light3 lb Dry Malt Extract - Extra Light 42 2.5 30%
10 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.50 oz Magnum0.5 oz Magnum Hops Pellet 12.6 Boil 90 min 10.25 3.4%
2 oz Warrior2 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 16.5 Boil 90 min 53.68 13.8%
1 oz Centennial1 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 8.9 Boil 45 min 12.42 6.9%
1 oz Centennial1 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 8.9 Boil 45 min 12.42 6.9%
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 13 Boil 45 min 18.15 6.9%
1 oz Centennial1 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 8.9 Boil 30 min 10.4 6.9%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15.6 Boil 30 min 18.23 6.9%
1 oz Chinook1 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 14.2 Boil 0 min 6.9%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15.6 Boil 0 min 6.9%
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 13 Boil 0 min 6.9%
1 oz Centennial1 oz Centennial Hops Pellet 8.9 Dry Hop 7 days 6.9%
1 oz Columbus1 oz Columbus Hops Pellet 15.6 Dry Hop 7 days 6.9%
1 oz Simcoe1 oz Simcoe Hops Pellet 13 Dry Hop 7 days 6.9%
1 oz Chinook1 oz Chinook Hops Pellet 14.2 Dry Hop 7 days 6.9%
14.50 oz / 0.00
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
1 tsp Irish Moss Fining Boil 10 min.
 
Yeast
Fermentis - Safale - American Ale Yeast US-05
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
81%
Flocculation:
Medium
Optimum Temp:
54 - 77 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
65 °F
Pitch Rate:
-
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Quick Water Requirements
Water Gallons  Quarts
Boil water added to kettle (equipment estimates 7.37 g | 29.5 qt) 2.23 8.9  
Volume increase from sugar/extract (early additions) 0.77 3.1  
Pre boil volume (equipment estimates 8.14 g | 32.6 qt) 3 12  
Boil off losses -2.25 -9  
Hops absorption losses (first wort, boil, aroma) -0.39 -1.6  
Post boil volume 5.5 22  
Going into fermentor 5.5 22  
WARNING: Kettle losses > 2% detected which throw off OG calculation for extract/partial mash recipes in batch target 'fermentor' mode. Solution: Reduce kettle losses, misc losses and hops absorption in equipment profile, OR set batch target to 'kettle' and do a full wort boil. See batch target FAQ.    
Total: 2.23 8.9
Equipment Profile Used: System Default
 
Notes

To commemorate Todd's visit to North Adams, we sampled Heady Topper, Focal Banger, and Pliny the Elder. We opted to try to replicate the Pliny recipe. WE actually used Pale Ale DME which is 6 L but is not in the selection dropdown. We also used a double packet of Safale 05. The yeast was rocking after less than 24 hours. The OG was around 1.084, much higher than above. I have a feeling that the IBU's are higher too. The process was pretty much standard - we boiled 3 gal, added almost 3 gal of near frozen water to get to the 5.5 marker. Got to chill the wort in the snow due to the recent storm that brought 10".

Tasted after 2 weeks in bottle and fiery and clean with a different bitterness than I am used to. Definitely taste the high ABV as even the high IBU's don't mask it. But still balanced and quality. Wish I had a Pliny for direct comparison.

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