Calypso and Legacy DIPA

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HornyDevil
06:33 Mon 6/25/2012

10 lbs Maris Otter
4 lbs Oats

Single infusion mash at 148F for 1 hour

2 lbs white sugar added to first runnings and reduced by 3/4ths and added to the fermenter

1.2 oz. Magnum at first boil of a 1 hour boil

9 oz. each Calypso and Legacy at 180F

Cool and pitch US05

Two 1-week dry hopping sessions with 1.5 oz each Calypso and Legacy each session

Already fermenting away as of this morning. Got melon from the Calypso. Not sure about what I got from the Legacy. Whatever it was, it seemed more herbal than the Calypso. Anxious to see what these two new-ish varietals bring to the table.

Iíll get back to you guys in two or three weeks with additional details.

 
seymour
beers 1895 º places 50 º 06:47 Mon 6/25/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
...added to first runnings and reduced by 3/4ths...


Just curious, what exactly does that mean? Just that you boiled long enough to reduce the volume?

 
HornyDevil
07:16 Mon 6/25/2012

Originally posted by seymour
Originally posted by HornyDevil
...added to first runnings and reduced by 3/4ths...


Just curious, what exactly does that mean? Just that you boiled long enough to reduce the volume?


Sorry . . . should have been more specific with this technique.

I ran off about 1.5 gallons, added the sugar to that, and then reduced that mixture.

Basically it increases malt character via kettle caramelization / Maillard reactions.

 
seymour
beers 1895 º places 50 º 09:15 Mon 6/25/2012

Interesting. So, you drained off 1.5 gal of first runnings, dissolved into it 2 lbs sugar and boiled until it was just a little over a gallon? Did that take more or less than 60 minutes? Separately, you sparged into a separate kettle about 4 gallons and did standard 60 min boil, then combined them both into fermenter? Do you use two burners, or does the main batch sit until youíre done with the first boil?

 
HornyDevil
09:42 Mon 6/25/2012

Originally posted by seymour
Interesting. So, you drained off 1.5 gal of first runnings, dissolved into it 2 lbs sugar and boiled until it was just a little over a gallon?


About half a gallon.

Originally posted by seymour
Did that take more or less than 60 minutes?


Somewhere between 45 minutes and an hour.

Originally posted by seymour
Separately, you sparged into a separate kettle about 4 gallons and did standard 60 min boil, then combined them both into fermenter?


Sparged normally into a separate kettle and ended up with about 5.5 gallons post boil, but 18 oz. of hops soaked up a fair amount of that. With these beers I usually run-off a couple gallons extra to make up for the volume sucked up by the big hop additions.

Originally posted by seymour
Do you use two burners, or does the main batch sit until youíre done with the first boil?


I use two burners, but since I was done with the reduction before I started the main boil, you could probably do it with one.

 
seymour
beers 1895 º places 50 º 11:45 Mon 6/25/2012

Cool. Thanks for the detailed description. Iíve brewed many DIPAs but never exactly like that. Canít wait to hear how it turns out.

 
HornyDevil
14:04 Wed 7/11/2012

Racked this beer for its second week of dry hopping on Saturday. Took a gravity reading and it is holding steady at 1.008 and it tasted quite good. If I didnít know better I would have guessed that it was Cascade and Amarillo. Gonna do a 100% Brett IPA (with dreggs from Crooked Staveís Wild Wild Brett Yellow) with the rest of the Calypso and Legacy that I have left. Should be a fun project.

 
CLevar
places 20 º 15:11 Wed 7/11/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Racked this beer for its second week of dry hopping on Saturday. Took a gravity reading and it is holding steady at 1.008 and it tasted quite good. If I didnít know better I would have guessed that it was Cascade and Amarillo. Gonna do a 100% Brett IPA (with dreggs from Crooked Staveís Wild Wild Brett Yellow) with the rest of the Calypso and Legacy that I have left. Should be a fun project.


Any idea what brett strain/s they use?

 
BMan1113VR
beers 7917 º places 422 º 22:15 Wed 7/11/2012

Originally posted by CLevar
Originally posted by HornyDevil
Racked this beer for its second week of dry hopping on Saturday. Took a gravity reading and it is holding steady at 1.008 and it tasted quite good. If I didnít know better I would have guessed that it was Cascade and Amarillo. Gonna do a 100% Brett IPA (with dreggs from Crooked Staveís Wild Wild Brett Yellow) with the rest of the Calypso and Legacy that I have left. Should be a fun project.


Any idea what brett strain/s they use?


Best to ask this guy: http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-64638.htm

 
HornyDevil
05:19 Thu 7/12/2012

Originally posted by CLevar
Originally posted by HornyDevil
Racked this beer for its second week of dry hopping on Saturday. Took a gravity reading and it is holding steady at 1.008 and it tasted quite good. If I didnít know better I would have guessed that it was Cascade and Amarillo. Gonna do a 100% Brett IPA (with dreggs from Crooked Staveís Wild Wild Brett Yellow) with the rest of the Calypso and Legacy that I have left. Should be a fun project.


Any idea what brett strain/s they use?


Chad uses 4 - 5 different strains in the WWB series.

Hereís a thread that discusses it from the BBB homebrew board

http://www.babblebelt.com/newboard/thread.html?tid=1108752780&th=1326031057&pg=1&tpg=1&add=1

 
HornyDevil
07:25 Mon 7/16/2012

Originally posted by HornyDevil
Gonna do a 100% Brett IPA (with dreggs from Crooked Staveís Wild Wild Brett Yellow) with the rest of the Calypso and Legacy that I have left. Should be a fun project.


Gonna split this batch. Base beer with just pils, oats, and a small bittering addition. After the primary, half will be bottled. The other half will get a substantial dry-hop with the Calypso and Legacy. I figure thatíll give me a good idea of what the Crooked Stave "strain" brings to the table while additionally finding out how it works with a big aroma addition.

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