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Pliny the Step Child - Brew Builder


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Pliny the Step Child - Brew Builder Homebrew Beer Making Kit

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Taste Notes

Had a blind taste test vs. Pliny the Elder on 2/14/2013. Pliny the Elder was 18 days aged since bottling according to the date on the bottle and the clone was kegged 10 days earlier. (8 days fresher) 11 of 14 taste testers choose Pliny the Step Child (Elder clone) as tasting better. I was one of the three that choose Pliny the Elder as the better beer. Color of this clone is slightly darker but very close. As published on beersmith.com

Brewing Notes

Pitch approximately 100 Billion Cells over recommended by BeerSmith. 347.5 billion recommended, 450 Billion+/- pitched (calculated via http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitch-rate-and-starter-calculator/) Pitched yeast into 60-degree wart. Added 1 oz. each of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus. Fermented for 4 days (gravity at 1.038) then racked on top of 1 oz. each of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus. Fermented for 10 days (gravity at 1.015) then kegged with approximately 0.3 oz. each of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus in three 3” stainless steal tea balls. (each ball was filled with one hops) Refrigerated at 36 F for 5 days with 10 PSI of CO2.

Brewer: Justin A Baggs
Batch Size: 6.50 galStyle: Imperial IPA (14C)
Boil Size: 9.49 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 13.6 SRMEquipment: Pot and Cooler (10 Gal/37.8 L) - All Grain
Bitterness: 218.2 IBUsBoil Time: 90 min
Est OG: 1.078 (18.8° P)Mash Profile: Single Infusion, Medium Body, No Mash Out
Est FG: 1.012 SG (3.1° P)Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
ABV: 8.8%Taste Rating: 45.0


1.30 tbspPH 5.2 Stabilizer (Mash 60 min)  - NOT INCLUDED: See Accessories! Misc1
13 lbsPale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)Grain2
1 lbs 8.0 ozCaramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM)Grain3
1 lbs 8.0 ozCaramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (40.0 SRM)Grain4
1 lbsCara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM)Grain5
8.0 ozCaramel/Crystal Malt - 20L (20.0 SRM)Grain6
1 lbs 5.0 ozCorn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 SRM)Grain7
4.0 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [15.5%] - Boil 90 minHops8
1.0 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Boil 60 minHops9
1.0 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [15.5%] - Boil 45 minHops10
1.0 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Boil 30 minHops11
1.00Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15 min)  -  NOT INCLUDED: See Accessories!Misc12
0.25 tspIrish Moss (Boil 10 min) -  NOT INCLUDED: See Accessories!Misc13
1.25 tspYeast Nutrient (Boil 10 min) -  NOT INCLUDED: See Accessories!Misc14
3.0 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Boil 0 minHops15
1.0 ozCentennial [9.9%] - Boil 0 minHops16
1 pkgsCalifornia Ale (White Labs #WLP001)Yeast17
1.0 ozCentennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 10 daysHops18
1.0 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 10 daysHops19
1.0 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 10 daysHops20
1.0 ozCentennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 4 daysHops21
1.0 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 4 daysHops22
1.0 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 4 daysHops23
0.3 ozCentennial [10.0%] - Dry Hop 0 daysHops24
0.3 ozColumbus (Tomahawk) [14.0%] - Dry Hop 0 daysHops25
0.3 ozSimcoe [13.0%] - Dry Hop 0 daysHops26
Additional Information
Beer Kit Yield6.5 Gallons
Recipe and InstructionsPliny the Step Child Complete Instructions
Regional StyleNo
Original Gravity1078
Total Time to Make6 weeks
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