Iron Brewer Brewday

On Friday I got around to brewing my entry for the Iron Brewer Tournament.  As mentioned previously, my the ‘mystery ingredient’ that my bracket drew was 6 tangerines.

As I thought about what to make, I remembered that I’ve had some dark chocolate flavored with orange and tangerize zest, so decided to do something along these lines.  I settled on something like an American Brown Ale, with some citrusy hops to compliment the tangerines and some roasted malts to give some chocolate character.  I decided to use Amarillo hops because of their prominent citrusy character, and also used cascade from my backyard plants.  I will zest and juice all 6 tangerines and add the juice and zest to the fermenter as fermentation starts to slow.

I used my smaller 9 gallon pot  to do a 5 gallon batch, and on my new burner boiled off around 3 gallons in an hour!  This obviously raised my OG, so I added back .5 gallons of water to get where I needed to be volume and gravity wise.

Below is the recipe and a few pics.

Tangerine Brown

Tangerine Brown
American Brown Ale

Type: All Grain

Date: 10/26/2009

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: Dave Blue
Boil Size: 7.71 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (9 gal) and Igloo Cooler (12 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00
Taste Notes:
Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 80.95 %
1.00 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.52 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.76 %
0.37 lb Chocolate Malt (220.0 SRM) Grain 3.52 %
0.13 lb Black (Patent) Malt (550.0 SRM) Grain 1.24 %
0.60 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 20.1 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (10 min) Hops 11.0 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (0 min) Hops
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops
1 Pkgs Safale American Ale (DCL Yeast #S-05) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG

Est Final Gravity: 1.008 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.05 %
Bitterness: 37.7 IBU
Est Color: 17.1 SRM Color:

Color
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 10.50 lb
Sparge Water: 5.69 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 13.13 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F
Tangerine Brown

Tangerine Brown
American Pale Ale

Type: All Grain

Date: 10/26/2009

Batch Size: 5.50 gal

Brewer: Dave Blue
Boil Size: 7.71 gal Asst Brewer:
Boil Time: 60 min Equipment: Brew Pot (9 gal) and Igloo Cooler (12 Gal)
Taste Rating(out of 50): 35.0 Brewhouse Efficiency: 80.00
Taste Notes:
Ingredients
Amount Item Type % or IBU
8.50 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 80.95 %
1.00 lb Carafoam (2.0 SRM) Grain 9.52 %
0.50 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 4.76 %
0.37 lb Chocolate Malt (220.0 SRM) Grain 3.52 %
0.13 lb Black (Patent) Malt (550.0 SRM) Grain 1.24 %
0.60 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 20.1 IBU
1.00 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (10 min) Hops 11.0 IBU
1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (10 min) Hops 6.5 IBU
0.50 oz Amarillo Gold [9.30 %] (0 min) Hops
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (0 min) Hops
1 Pkgs Safale American Ale (DCL Yeast #S-05) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile

Est Original Gravity: 1.054 SG

Measured Original Gravity: 1.010 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.008 SG Measured Final Gravity: 1.005 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 6.05 % Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.65 %
Bitterness: 37.7 IBU Calories: 43 cal/pint
Est Color: 17.1 SRM Color:

Color
Mash Profile
Mash Name: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out Total Grain Weight: 10.50 lb
Sparge Water: 5.69 gal Grain Temperature: 72.0 F
Sparge Temperature: 168.0 F TunTemperature: 72.0 F
Adjust Temp for Equipment: FALSE Mash PH: 5.4 PH
Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 13.13 qt of water at 163.7 F 152.0 F
Mash Notes: Simple single infusion mash for use with most modern well modified grains (about 95% of the time).
Carbonation and Storage
Carbonation Type: Corn Sugar Volumes of CO2: 2.4
Pressure/Weight: 4.2 oz Carbonation Used:
Keg/Bottling Temperature: 60.0 F Age for: 28.0 days
Storage Temperature: 52.0 F
Notes
Good efficiency, boiled off almost 3 gallons…need to really run the boil at the absolute bottom of this burner’s capabilities with this small pot!

Added 1/2 gallon back to get closer to estimated OG and volume.

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~ by kungfool on November 2, 2009.

7 Responses to “Iron Brewer Brewday”

  1. I would throw all of that zest and juice in the primary asap. You can always add more but you know that all 6 of those tangerines needs to be used so let the ferment scrub off as much as possible.

    • Not following that logic at all…I want the tangerines to be prominent, they are not a very strong flavor. Don’t think I want to scrub anything off, that is counter intuitive to my goal.

  2. I guess I should say I probably wont’ be adding more…so I want to get what I can here.

  3. I think you’re going to get too much flavor out of SIX TANGERINES.

    • I seriously doubt it with all that roasted malt and hops. Fermented fruit doesn’t have near the presence of extract or juice added after fermentation. Used 3 lbs of peaches last time in a wheat beer, it was almost too subtle.

  4. I see what you did there.

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