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Vic's Secret 2021

228 calories 22.7 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Specialty IPA: Rye IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 8 gallons
Post Boil Size: 6 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.052 (recipe based estimate)
Post Boil Gravity: 1.069 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 63% (brew house)
Source: AHA / Clifton Ellis (modified...a lot)
Hop Utilization: 99%
Calories: 228 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22.7 g (Per 12oz)
Created: Friday November 5th 2021
1.069
1.016
7.0%
69.8
7.6
5.5
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb US - Pale 2-Row12 lb Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 74.1%
1.50 lb Flaked Rye1.5 lb Flaked Rye 36 2.8 9.3%
14 oz Belgian - CaraVienne14 oz CaraVienne 34 20 5.4%
5 oz American - Caramel / Crystal 40L5 oz Caramel / Crystal 40L 34 40 1.9%
1 lb Honey1 lb Honey 35 2 6.2%
0.25 lb German - Acidulated Malt0.25 lb Acidulated Malt 27 3.4 1.5%
0.25 lb Rice Hulls0.25 lb Rice Hulls 0 0 1.5%
16.19 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
0.75 oz Warrior0.75 oz Warrior Hops Pellet 16 Boil 60 min 40.46 8.6%
1 oz Vic Secret1 oz Vic Secret Hops Pellet 15.5 Boil 10 min 18.95 11.4%
1 oz Vic Secret1 oz Vic Secret Hops Pellet 15.5 Boil 5 min 10.42 11.4%
2 oz Vic Secret2 oz Vic Secret Hops Pellet 15.5 Boil 0 min 22.9%
4 oz Vic Secret4 oz Vic Secret Hops Pellet 15.5 Dry Hop 6 days 45.7%
8.75 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Start Temp Target Temp Time
3.5 gal Infusion -- 150 °F 60 min
4 gal Sparge -- 150 °F 60 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.5 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
2 g Calcium Chloride (dihydrate) Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 g Epsom Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
7 g Gypsum Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
1 g Salt Water Agt Mash 1 hr.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - American Ale 1056
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
75%
Flocculation:
Med-Low
Optimum Temp:
60 - 72 °F
Starter:
Yes
Fermentation Temp:
68 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 123 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.52 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Light colored and hoppy
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
75 5 10 50 150 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

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12/3/2021
updating eff and OG from 70 and 1076 to actual 63% and 1069.

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update 11/4/2021
skipping vic secret 2 which had a bunch of substitutions and starting with vic secret 1. mods :

  • bump base malt to get to 7.5% abv
  • also adjusted other malts to get to rounder numbers
  • adjust hop schedule :
    magnum to warrior for simplicity.
    since increased abv will allow IBU to go up from 62 to 75...
    ...but the BU/GU ratio is about 1 just like the previous recipe.
    removing early vic secret additions and boosting the warrior to save money
    ** adding more vic secret late in the boil and dry hop. just seems like it needs more based on total amount of hops for the batch
  • added acid malt for ph
  • added water profile from RO

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    Update 7/11/19
    brew day. Only procured one oz of vic secret so switched to Amarillo, used the vic in dry hop. Used washed and stored yeast, made starter with sugar and water. Used honey stinger honey this time.
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    This version is scaled down to 5 gallons and down from 73% efficiency to 60. Malt and hop additions were adjusted slightly to make for more round numbers. This calculator has the beer finishing a couple points higher than the posted recipe. Added a little more honey to put it at 6.3% abv.
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    Taken from AHA website, Clifton Ellis's "Just Rye'te" pale ale which won gold at GABF ProAm 2016. Inspired by 3 floyds zombie dust. This recipe swaps out citra for vic's secret. Brewed in honor of the late Virgil "Vic" Bodrey.

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