Rohan’s ‘Demon Soul Swoon’ - 1st Place Black IPA at Mashers IPA Comp 2018
|Gladfield American Ale||5||61.2%|
|Simpsons Crystal Medium||150||6.8%|
|Weyermann Carafa III||1400||2.4%|
|Joe White Chocolate Malt||550||2.4%|
|Candi Sugar, Dark||350||3.4%|
|Galaxy||18g||16 %||Boil||60 Mins|
|Centennial||18g||7.9 %||Boil||10 Mins|
|Centennial||25g||7.9 %||Boil||5 Mins|
|Citra LN2 cryohop||18g||19 %||Boil||0 Mins|
|Columbus||30g||13 %||Dry Hop||4 Days|
|Citra LN2 cryohop||30g||19 %||Dry Hop||4 Days|
|Mosaic||20g||13 %||Dry Hop||4 Days|
|Mash in||65 C° C||180 mins Mins|
|Mash||66 C° C||180 mins Mins|
|Mash||67 C° C||180 mins Mins|
|Mash||68 C° C||180 mins Mins|
|Fermentas US-05||1 Pkg||Dry|
Ca 83 ppm, Mg 13 ppm, Na 14 ppm, SO4 200 ppm, Cl 27 ppm, HCO 70 ppm.
Yeast Fementas US-05, no starter.
Fermented at 18-20 C
Brewed on a Braumeister 10 L, I used 11 L for mash in, plus a 4 L sparge at 70 C.
I ran the mash for about 9 hours while I was at work during the day, and I ended up with higher than anticipated efficiency. BrewBrite was added with 10 minutes to go in boil. I was way over my target gravity, so I added 1.5 L water to bring the gravity down to 1.062. I chilled the wort to 35 C before transferring 11.5 L into fermenter, I dry hopped at ambient temp. The beer was bottle conditioned for three weeks.
This beer was a more sessionable version of my signature homebrew the ‘Demon Soul Cry’ Imperial Black IPA (inspired by the Stone Escondidian). Footnote: the Demon Soul Cry features three of the top 10 most common words used in heavy metal song lyrics. So the Cry was switched to a Swoon.
Brewed for Merri Mashers IPA comp 2018, first in the Black IPA category.