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Black Hops Hornet Clone

Discussion in 'General Recipe Discussion' started by Gillman, 14/3/19 at 1:41 AM.

 

  1. Gillman

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    Posted 14/3/19 at 1:41 AM
    Hi,

    I am looking at brewing a Black Hops Hornet Clone next week.

    They give some info on hops and malt on their websites.

    https://blackhops.com.au/our-beer/

    Its also listed at 60 IBU and 6% on Untappd.

    So I've come up with the following for a 19L batch:

    82% Pale Malt
    10% Wheat Malt
    5% Gladfield Light Crystal
    3% Gladfield Toffee

    Scale for OG 1.054, takes to 6% ABV

    30 IBU Perle @ 60 min (Sub for Dr Rudi, I can't get it)
    30g Cascade @ 20 min
    10g Motueka @ 5 min
    10g Mosaic @ whirlpool
    10g Vic Secret @ whirlpool
    10g Mosaic @ Secondary Dry hop
    10g Vic Secret @ Secondary Dry hop

    Any feedback on my grain ratios and hop schedule would be greatly appreciated.

    i.e., is the crystal+toffee too high? Would you bother with DH? Are late additions too small?

    Cheers,
    Ash
     
  2. bevan

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    Posted 14/3/19 at 4:34 AM
    I emailed them a couple of years ago regarding their Beach house ale and they replied with their testing recipe (was based on a 60L size). Would be worth an email to them and asking for this one. Think I got their address off their web page
     
  3. Droopy Brew

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    Posted 14/3/19 at 11:14 PM
    If they have listed carapils why are you not using it? Replace Toffee with Carapils.

    Drop your early additions and up your late additions.
    20% IBU at 60min
    20% IBU at 20 min
    10% IBU at 5min
    50% IBU at whirlpool - make sure the calculator you use calculates whirlpool IBUs correctly and doesn't just claim 0 IBU (about 7% aa utilisation is a good indicator).

    Get total Dry hops up to min 4g/L
     
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    Posted 15/3/19 at 12:10 AM
    Looks like my LHBS doesn't stock it. I was looking through Gladfield's crystals and that was closest in EBC, but actually I suspect the Gladfield Gladiator is actually the better choice reading through their description.

    Thanks! Is that ratios you commonly build an IPA on?

    I've been using 10 min in the whirlpool @ 90. By the time I muck around, it probably takes me that long to drop below 90C, and I get down to 50C pretty quick after that.

    I've ordered some Dr Rudi online, so I will use it instead of subbing for Perle.

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    I now have the above.

    10% wheat
    3% Gladiator (sub for carapils, downed the ratio a little)
    3% light crystal
    Some acid for pH (might switch to lactic addition)
    Some LDME so I can adjust the OG at the end of boil

    60 min - 12 IBU Dr Rudi
    20 min - 6 IBU Dr Rudi + 6 IBU Motueka
    5 min - 6 IBU Motueka
    Whirlpool - 15 IBU Mosaic + 15 IBU Vic Secret (I might adjust these to equal weight, totaling to ~ 30 IBU)
    Secondary DH - 2g/L Mosaic + 2g/L Vic Secret
    Keg DH - A sprinkling of everything to keep it fresh
     

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