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I've got an ounce of HBC 342 hops I wanna use this weekend.
This is a recipe I came up with, mostly to clean out some leftovers from the brew fridge.

Seeing as I'm trying this hops for the first time would the BORG :borg: recommend I leave the
Crystal 40 out and add another pound of 2 row?

Thanks!

HOME BREW RECIPE:
Title: HBC 342 hop experiment

Brew Method: All Grain
Style Name: American Pale Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 2.5 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 4 gallons
Efficiency: 75% (brew house)

STATS:
Original Gravity: 1.055
Final Gravity: 1.015
ABV (standard): 5.19%
IBU (tinseth): 47.82
SRM (morey): 9.67

FERMENTABLES:
4 lb - American - Pale 2-Row (80%)
0.75 lb - American - Caramel / Crystal 40L (15%)
0.25 lb - United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale (5%)

HOPS:
0.25 oz - hbc 342 experimental, Type: Pellet, Use: First Wort (AA 12.5, IBU: 16.56)
0.25 oz - hbc 342 experimental for 20 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 12.5, IBU: 16.56)
0.5 oz - hbc 342 experimental for 7 min, Type: Pellet, Use: Boil (AA 12.5, IBU: 14.69)

MASH STEPS:
1) Infusion, Temp: 155 F, Time: 75 min, Amount: 7 qt, BIAB
2) Sparge, Temp: 175 F, Time: 10 min, Amount: 12 qt, Dunk

YEAST:
Fermentis / Safale - Safale - English Ale Yeast S-04
Starter: No
Form: Dry
Attenuation (avg): 72%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 59 - 75 F
Fermentation Temp: 65 F


Generated by Brewer's Friend - http://www.brewersfriend.com/
Date: 2013-06-05 12:46 UTC
Recipe Last Updated: 2013-06-05 12:45 UTC

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I say brew it as you have it. Give it a shot! It's a frankenbrew already, as you said you're trying to clean out your leftovers. Sounds like it could all make a good coppery ale, mixed with whatever the flavor profile of the hops are.

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Curious; did you get any information on the aroma characteristics expected from the hop? Let us know how it turns out.

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They are supposed to be a citrusy nose with a leaning to watermelon taste.
They didn't give me a specific AA just between 11-14% so I just used the average to get the final figure.
Wish I had at least another half oz to dry hop with!!

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I just did up a BIAB batch using two ounces of this hop on Tuesday.
Here's the recipe I did substituting the HBC hops for the falconers flight which was originally in the recipe. I'm not sure how it's gonna turn out. I tasted a sample at 1.022, and wasn't overly impressed, but we'll see how it turns out after the dry hop. It seems like this hop from what I tasted, that this hop would work well in combination with another hop, maybe centennial or Magnum. Alone, I'll have to wait and see how the final product.

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 3.41 gal
Post Boil Volume: 2.81 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 2.50 gal
Bottling Volume: 2.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.075 SG
Estimated Color: 9.6 SRM
Estimated IBU: 79.9 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 81.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt Name Type # %/IBU
5 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 82.4 %
9.6 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 8.6 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 3 7.2 %
2.1 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 1.9 %
0.50 oz HBC 342 hops (1) [11.40 %] - First Hop 5 40.3 IBUs
0.25 oz HBC 342 hops (2) [11.40 %] - Boil 2 Hop 6 12.7 IBUs
0.25 oz HBC 342 hops (3) [11.40 %] - Boil 2 Hop 7 11.1 IBUs
0.25 oz HBC 342 hops(4) [11.40 %] - Boil 1 Hop 8 9.1 IBUs
1 Whilfloc (Boil 10.mins) Fining 9 -
0.25 oz HBC 342 hops (6) [11.40 %] - Boil 1 Hop 10 6.6 IBUs
0.25 oz HBC 342 hops (7) [11.40 %] - Boil 0 Hop 11 0.0 IBUs
0.9 pkg American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) [124.21 Yeast 12 -
0.25 oz HBC 342 hops (8) [11.40 %] - Dry Hop 13 0.0 IBUs


Mash Schedule: BIAB, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 6 lbs 15.7 oz
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Name Description Step Tempe Step Time
Saccharification Add 15.68 qt of water at 161.4 F 152.0 F 75 min
Mash Out Heat to 168.0 F over 7 min 168.0 F 10 min

Sparge: Remove grains, and prepare to boil wort
Notes:
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