Fruit Ninja Sour Pale Ale (Kettle Soured)
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General Information
Method: All Grain

Mashed 60 mins at 150

Short 5 min boil before covering with Saran wrap, purged headspace w. CO2, pre-acidified w lactic acid to 4.37 and pitched 32 oz of GoodBelly Mango probiotic drink (L. Pantarum), no hops!

Tested PH after 32 hours = 3.37, proceeded with 60 min boil. 

Hop stand @ 150 for 20 mins with 5 oz of Citra, 4 oz of Mosaic

Reused a Imperial Organic Yeast cake of 024 Dry Hop. 

Ferment at 68 for 4 days and raised to 72 for 17 days. 

Fermentation took off quickly but died after a week @ 1.020 (ph inhibited attenuation?).  Added yeast energizer to help the yeast along and two days later gravity dropped 2 points. 

After almost a week stuck around 1.018 I created a half some, half acid (this beer) starter with 5g of EC1118 champagne yeast. My guess is that the low ph environment is shocking the initial pitch so I'm using a more ph tolerant strain to eek out the last few points. 

10-21-16 - gravity reading is 1.0155 champagne yeast is dropping it a few more points but I'm afraid this beer won't be ready for Halloween. 

10-28-16 - After reaching 1.0145 I cold crashed and used gelatin to clarify the beer at 35 degrees for 24 hours. On the 28th I transferred over to kegs with 6.5 oz of dry hops in each keg:

- 3 oz Mosaic

-1.5 oz Simcoe

- 1 oz Equinox

- 1 oz Galaxy

One keg I will keep leave in the keg at serving temps and one I will let warm up to 70 and hold there for 7 days before moving off the dry hops. I'm interested in seeing which dry hop character I prefer  

Very murky clarity even with the gelatin finings, taste is very citrus fruity and only slightly tart with a wheaty bready fullness. Overall pretty happy with this, dry hops will only help more!

 

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Grains
17.00 pounds 80% of grist
4.25 pounds 20% of grist
21.25 pounds Total Grain Weight 100% of grist
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Hops
5.00 ounces Pellets @ 0 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
 
4.00 ounces Pellets @ 0 minutes
Type: Bittering
Use: Boil
 
8.00 ounces Pellets
Type: Aroma
Use: Dry Hop
 
9.00 ounces Pellets
Type: Aroma
Use: Dry Hop
 
26.00 ounces Total Hop Weight  
Yeast
Imperial Organic Yeas IOY 024 Dry Hop — Liquid — 800ml Slurry
Water Profile
Source: RO plus additions
Sulfate: 80 ppm
Calcium: 65 ppm
Magnesium: 5 ppm
Chloride: 75 ppm
Sodium: 12 ppm
Notes: Adjust Mash ph to 5.3
Fermentation
Primary: 4 days @ 67° F
Secondary: 18 days @ 72° F
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