MoreBeer has collaborated directly with Vinnie Cilurzo, owner and brewer at Russian River Brewing Company, to bring you recipe kits for Pliny the Elder double IPA as part of their BrewMaster Series of recipe kits. From the description “This is THE original Pliny recipe”.
Here’s a look at MoreBeer’s All Grain Pliny the Elder and a walk through of brewing and fermenting this great beer.
Crushing the grain with my Barley Crusher Mill – Hands on Review
This beer contains a lot of hops
This recipe gets whole Cascade hop cones right in the mash.
This was my first full scale brew in the bag batch. I’ve brewed a lot of smaller batches BIAB and I love it. I used More Beer’s 29 x 29 drawstring bag, which fits great in my 10 gallon Blichmann BoilerMaker kettle. All the math worked out, but I was a little on the nervous side seeing just how little space I had left over prior to adding grain.
Grist bill just in the kettle. It fit!
Grain nicely incorporated with my brewer’s whisk
Whole Cascade Hop Cones in the mash. I love this picture.
Front view of Boilermaker, Bag and Mash
Hops incorporated into mash
The mash settled in at 154
Drinking a Summit Saga while time passes
After an early hop addition
After a later hop addition
Wort chiller in to sanitize
After the last hop addition
Getting a whirlpool going
Fermentation activity is staring to slow
Dry hops added. Reiterating… this beer has a lot of hops.
After cold crashing
The finished product! Homebrew Pliny the Elder!
I’m not big on superlatives or favorites. I will use both when necessary, but I hesitate. I can’t definitively say that this is the best beer that has ever come out of my home brewery. I can’t remember them all. What I can tell you that this is one of the best beers to have ever graced a fermenter at my house. This beer turned out amazingly well. Loads of hop flavor and aroma. I can highly recommend this beer.
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