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HMS Challenger

263 calories 22 g 12 oz
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Beer Stats
Method: Partial Mash
Style: Imperial IPA
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 5.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 6.75 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.065 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)
Source: Fiftyohm
Calories: 263 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 22 g (Per 12oz)
Created Tuesday October 25th 2016
1.080
1.013
8.74%
78.48
9.7
n/a
n/a
 
Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
12 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale12 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 80.3%
2.20 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light2.2 lb Liquid Malt Extract - Light 35 4 14.7%
0.50 lb American - Caramel / Crystal 60L0.5 lb Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 3.3%
0.25 lb American - Wheat0.25 lb Wheat 38 1.8 1.7%
14.95 lb / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz Challenger2 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 8.5 Boil 60 min 51.32 40%
1 oz Challenger1 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 8.5 Boil 15 min 12.73 20%
1 oz Challenger1 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 8.5 Boil 10 min 9.3 20%
1 oz Challenger1 oz Challenger Hops Pellet 8.5 Boil 5 min 5.12 20%
5 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
18 qt Two stage batch Sparge 158 °F 60 min
 
Yeast
Danstar - Nottingham Ale Yeast
Amount:
1 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (custom):
90%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
57 - 70 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
70 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 141 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
 
Notes

This is a single-hopped double IPA. I love single-hopped IPAs where you can really get the character of the hop - and Challenger is an excellent dual-purpose hop. It's a big beer, obviously, and after three brews now, it's become a neighborhood favorite.

I cask-condition it, and serve it through an Angram engine at about 55 degrees F cellar temp.

I use additional LME at 20 minutes to get the initial gravity up as I can only boil about 7 gallons, and I don't like to do 90 minute boils.

The HMS Challenger is one of my best beers! (And when my buds come by expecting to quaff four or five 20 oz. pints, they only try it once!)

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  • Last Updated: 2016-10-25 23:38 UTC
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