Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Falconer


American Pale Ale finished with Falconer's Flight

9.5 lbs. American 2 Row
.5 Crystal 20
.5 Crystal 40

1 oz. Magnum (14% AA) @ 60 min.
2 oz. Falconer's Flight @ 5 min.

Wyeast 1056 American Ale

OG: 1.059  @ 75% efficiency
FG: 1.013 @ 77 attenuation
ABV: 6%
SRM: ~ 9
IBU: 72 calculated

4 comments:

ericburnley said...

Haven't tried FF & haven't seen notable commercial releases using them, but they sound awesome.
Have you made this recipe before? My only comment (not that you want any) is that 72 could be a bit high on IBU, even for a 6% APA. ROT I picked up for maintaining balance on IPAs was a rough OG to IBU equality- for example, for OG 1.065 -> shoot for 65 IBU. APA should be less than that. Not that I'm a style Nazi whatsoever- I know you're an experienced brewer, just don't want you overshooting expectations.

APAs are about all I do any more, with just 20-30 min boils & all late hops to add flavor/aroma from every hop addition I use, at about 1.045 / 28 IBU. Hope it turns out good & the brew goes well.

ericburnley said...

Haven't tried FF & haven't seen notable commercial releases using them, but they sound awesome. Have you made this recipe before? My only comment (not that you want any) is that 72 could be a bit high on IBU, even for a 6% APA. ROT I picked up for maintaining balance on IPAs was a rough OG to IBU equality- for example, for OG 1.065 -> shoot for 65 IBU. APA should be less than that. Not that I'm a style Nazi whatsoever- I know you're an experienced brewer, just don't want you overshooting expectations.

APAs are about all I do any more, with just 20-30 min boils & all late hops to add flavor/aroma from every hop addition I use, at about 1.045 / 28 IBU. Hope it turns out good & the brew goes well.

BMock said...

Thanks for the comment, Eric. The reason I listed the IBUs as calculated is because my Magnum hops are actually a bit old and will probably only contribute around 30 BUs, making the total around 48.

ericburnley said...

Figured it was something like that, cool. I'm down to about 6 brews a year w/ the 3 kids, but am fitting one in tomorrow as well- APA w/ 28 IBUs of Cascade & Summit at 1.049. Have a good brew day.