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Homebrew: Upcoming plans

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Here are some plans for a couple of upcoming homebrews:

First up is a Blonde Ale, inspired by the malt bill from the Centennial Blonde I brewed last summer, but hopped solely with Nelson Sauvin (I might throw in a bit of Motueka as well) for a New Zealand twist. Will hopefully get to brewing it as quickly as possible, so it is drinkable during the warmest days of the summer.

Recipe: NZ Blonde
Style: Blonde Ale
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 32.16 l
Post Boil Volume: 30.16 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 25.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 23.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 10.6 EBC
Estimated IBU: 26.5 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.4 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt         Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
4.500 kg    Pilsner (4.5 EBC)                        Grain         1        81.1 %        
0.450 kg    Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         2        8.1 %         
0.350 kg    Vienna Malt (6.9 EBC)                    Grain         3        6.3 %         
0.250 kg    Caramel/Crystal Malt - 40L (78.8 EBC)    Grain         4        4.5 %         
10.00 g     Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min  Hop           5        11.5 IBUs     
10.00 g     Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min  Hop           6        7.0 IBUs      
10.00 g     Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min  Hop           7        5.7 IBUs      
10.00 g     Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 5.0 min   Hop           8        2.3 IBUs      
20.00 g     Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min   Hop           9        0.0 IBUs      
1.0 pkg     Nottingham (Danstar #-) [23.66 ml]       Yeast         10       -             
40.00 g     Nelson Sauvin [12.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Da Hop           11       0.0 IBUs      
									

The second beer will be an attempt on making an Imperial IPA packed with hoppy goodness (will be using 25g hops per liter). I have noticed that my hoppy beers have been lacking a bit in the hop flavor and aroma department, so will do everything I can (e.g. water adjustments and aroma steeping) to make this one great.

Recipe: Timid Tiger
Style: Imperial IPA
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 31.12 l
Post Boil Volume: 29.12 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 21.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 19.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.079 SG
Estimated Color: 15.9 EBC
Estimated IBU: 87.6 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 95.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt         Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
6.000 kg    Pale Ale (2-row) (6.0 EBC)               Grain         1        80.0 %        
0.600 kg    Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         2        8.0 %         
0.250 kg    Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett) (118 Grain         3        3.3 %         
0.250 kg    Melanoiden Malt (39.4 EBC)               Grain         4        3.3 %         
0.400 kg    Corn Sugar (Dextrose) (0.0 EBC)          Sugar         5        5.3 %         
20.00 g     Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 20.0 min   Hop           6        7.0 IBUs      
20.00 g     Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min     Hop           7        8.2 IBUs      
20.00 g     Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 20. Hop           8        11.5 IBUs     
20.00 g     Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min         Hop           9        10.7 IBUs     
20.00 g     Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 20.0 min         Hop           10       10.7 IBUs     
25.00 g     Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min   Hop           11       5.7 IBUs      
25.00 g     Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min     Hop           12       6.8 IBUs      
25.00 g     Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 10. Hop           13       9.5 IBUs      
25.00 g     Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           14       8.8 IBUs      
25.00 g     Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 10.0 min         Hop           15       8.8 IBUs      
25.00 g     Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min    Hop           16       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Centennial [10.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min      Hop           17       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Boil 0.0 Hop           18       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Nugget [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           19       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Simcoe [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           20       0.0 IBUs      
1.0 pkg     Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         21       -             
25.00 g     Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Day Hop           22       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Centennial [10.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days  Hop           23       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Columbus (Tomahawk) [14.00 %] - Dry Hop  Hop           24       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Nugget [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days      Hop           25       0.0 IBUs      
25.00 g     Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 7.0 Days      Hop           26       0.0 IBUs      
									

Next up is a series of two beers inspired by one of the great TV series of the 90s: Twin Peaks. The beers, named Black Lodge and White Lodge, are to be brewed featuring ‘ingredients’ from the series. The Black Lodge, which will be an Imperial Stout, will contain some damn fine coffee (coffee beans at flameout and in secondary), the best cherry pie in town (a hint of cherry juice concentrate in the boil), and something that will really light your fire (chili added to the boil or secondary). The White Lodge, which will be a White IPA, will contain some spruce tips (not really sure yet how I will add them, but as this will be brewed later in the summer, I will probably pick fresh spruce tips in the upcoming days and make a spruce extract with them and vodka). You can find the recipes below, as well as the planned labels.

Recipe: Twin Peaks - Black Lodge
Style: Imperial Stout
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 18.64 l
Post Boil Volume: 16.64 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 12.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 10.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.094 SG
Estimated Color: 112.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 58.4 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 60.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 80.3 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt         Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
4.500 kg    Pale Ale (2-row) (6.0 EBC)               Grain         1        73.2 %        
0.400 kg    Crystal Malt - 60L (Thomas Fawcett) (118 Grain         2        6.5 %         
0.400 kg    Rye, Flaked (3.9 EBC)                    Grain         3        6.5 %         
0.200 kg    Carafa Special III (Weyermann) (925.9 EB Grain         4        3.3 %         
0.200 kg    Chocolate Malt (Thomas Fawcett) (1000.8  Grain         5        3.3 %         
0.200 kg    Roasted Barley (1500.0 EBC)              Grain         6        3.3 %         
0.200 kg    Wheat (6.0 EBC)                          Grain         7        3.3 %         
0.050 kg    Sugar from Cherry Juice (2.0 EBC)        Sugar         8        0.8 %         
25.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 60.0 min        Hop           9        39.0 IBUs     
25.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           10       19.4 IBUs     
0.10 l      Cherry Juice (Boil 0.0 mins)             Flavor        11       -             
25.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min         Hop           12       0.0 IBUs      
30.00 g     Ground Coffee (Boil 0.0 mins)            Spice         13       -             
1.00 Items  Chili (Boil 0.0 mins)                    Spice         14       -             
1.0 pkg     Safale American  (DCL/Fermentis #US-05)  Yeast         15       -             
25.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days     Hop           16       0.0 IBUs      
30.00 g     Ground Coffee (Secondary 5.0 days)       Spice         17       -      
									

Recipe: Twin Peaks - White Lodge
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 18.64 l
Post Boil Volume: 16.64 l
Batch Size (fermenter): 12.00 l   
Bottling Volume: 10.00 l
Estimated OG: 1.062 SG
Estimated Color: 13.0 EBC
Estimated IBU: 58.8 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 65.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 86.7 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amt         Name                                     Type          #        %/IBU         
2.300 kg    Pale Ale (2-row) (6.0 EBC)               Grain         1        61.3 %        
0.750 kg    Wheat (6.0 EBC)                          Grain         2        20.0 %        
0.400 kg    Munich (20.0 EBC)                        Grain         3        10.7 %        
0.200 kg    Cara-Pils/Dextrine (3.9 EBC)             Grain         4        5.3 %         
0.100 kg    Melanoidin (Weyermann) (59.1 EBC)        Grain         5        2.7 %         
13.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min  Hop           6        25.9 IBUs     
15.00 g     Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop           7        6.3 IBUs      
15.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min        Hop           8        14.8 IBUs     
15.00 g     Simcoe [14.20 %] - Boil 15.0 min         Hop           9        11.8 IBUs     
15.00 g     Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           10       0.0 IBUs      
15.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Boil 0.0 min         Hop           11       0.0 IBUs      
15.00 g     Simcoe [14.20 %] - Boil 0.0 min          Hop           12       0.0 IBUs      
1.0 pkg     California Ale V (White Labs #WLP051) [3 Yeast         13       -             
30.00 g     Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days      Hop           14       0.0 IBUs      
30.00 g     Chinook [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days     Hop           15       0.0 IBUs      
30.00 g     Simcoe [13.00 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days      Hop           16       0.0 IBUs      
Spruce Extract in secondary
									

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