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Beer Recipes and Food => All Grain => 19 - Strong Ale => Topic started by: Chris Craig on October 21, 2013, 07:56:17 PM

Title: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on October 21, 2013, 07:56:17 PM
From Brewing Classic Styles

Recipe: Old Treacle Mine
Brewer: Chris Craig
Asst Brewer:
Style: Old Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (30.0)

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 27 l
Post Boil Volume: 23 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 21 l   
Bottling Volume: 22 l
Estimated OG: 1.093 SG
Estimated Color: 18.8 SRM
Estimated IBU: 70.2 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 78.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 82.0 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt                   Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
0.25 kg               Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM)                     Adjunct       1        3.1 %         
7.00 kg               Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM)         Grain         2        87.0 %       
0.25 kg               Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM)    Grain         3        3.1 %         
0.10 kg               Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM)          Grain         4        1.2 %         
0.20 kg               Treacle (100.0 SRM)                      Extract       5        2.5 %         
0.25 kg               Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM)          Sugar         6        3.1 %         
60 g                  Magnum [12.90 %] - Boil 60.0 min         Hop           7        70.2 IBUs     
1.00 Items            Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 5.0 mins)         Fining        8        -             
1.0 pkg               London Ale (White Labs #WLP013) [35.49 m Yeast         9        -             


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 8.05 kg
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Name              Description                             Step Temperat Step Time     
Mash In           Add 22 l of water at 74 C               67 C          60 min       

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun, , 15l) of 76 C water
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on October 26, 2013, 06:38:25 PM
I changed this recipe a bit before I brewed it today.  I changed my brewhouse efficiency from 78% to 68% to account for the high gravity I was trying to get.  I though I'd bumbled it sufficiently when I only had 1.085 OG instead of 1.091, but it turns out that the .25kg of dextrose that I'll add on Monday will boost it to 1.090, so pretty damned close!
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on October 27, 2013, 10:50:05 AM
It's a good thing I used a blow-off tube for this.  When I checked on it this morning, it was going crazy!
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on November 20, 2013, 08:38:55 AM
In Brewing Classic Styles, Jamil suggests adding 1lb of corn sugar after a day to help ensure the correct final gravity is reached.  I did this.  It was not necessary.  Instead of finishing at 1.021, it ended up at 1.012.  So, 10.2% ABV.  That is definitely a Winter Warmer!!

It's carbed and ready for the meeting this week.
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: jamie_savoie on November 20, 2013, 10:35:39 AM
I love this technique; I always do this with my saison, belgian or any beer that needs to be dry.
Thatís nice attenuation you got there!
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on November 20, 2013, 10:59:59 AM
I was pretty happy with it :)  My refractometer lied to me.  The calculation worked out to 1.002.  I had to dig out my trusty hydrometer to get a correct reading.
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: jamie_savoie on November 20, 2013, 11:07:31 AM
personally I always use my hydrometer for final readings
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Waterlogged on November 28, 2013, 09:05:01 AM
What exactly does the corn sugar addition do??
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on November 28, 2013, 11:02:46 AM
It helped with the attenuation because it put it in after a day or two. 
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Brian_S on November 29, 2013, 05:21:41 PM
Sweet ass....something about the name just called out to me.  So I spent today making Molasses from Sugar beets I grew last summer with the intent of brewing this bad boy.  Let me tell you it takes a hell-u-ahh long time to make molasses.  I really have to get out of the country from time to time.

So "Sweet Ass Treacle Factory" was born...Beets go in.....Sweet sweet ass beer comes out.  Rinse and repeat.  I'll update with tasting notes.

Thanks,

B
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on December 28, 2013, 02:21:39 PM
Pulled this out of storage for Christmas.  The extra month has done wonders.  It's delicious now!
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: dean2k on December 31, 2013, 12:29:44 PM
I'm curious if you used actual "treacle"?   I bought some black strap molasses from the Bulk Barn with an Old Ale in mind.  Figured it would result in a more aggressive flavour profile. 
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on December 31, 2013, 01:33:58 PM
I did, in fact, use Lyle's Treacle. You can buy it at the Scoop 'n' Save, but watch the expiration date. And, I think you're right about the molasses.  It'd likely be more bitter.
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: dean2k on December 31, 2013, 02:47:51 PM
I did, in fact, use Lyle's Treacle. You can buy it at the Scoop 'n' Save, but watch the expiration date. And, I think you're right about the molasses.  It'd likely be more bitter.

Good to know.  I'd press the Like Button if I could find it.
Title: Re: Old Treacle Mine
Post by: Chris Craig on December 31, 2013, 02:59:00 PM
I'd press the Like Button if I could find it.

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