Archive for the ‘WLP001 (California Ale)’ Category

Batch 55: Little Foot Session IPA

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 in 3.5 gal, 1pk Nottingham in 3.5 gal Yeast Starter: No Batch Size (Gallons): 7 (8.5 gallon boil) Original Gravity: 1.044 Final Gravity: IBU: 43 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 4 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 5# 2-row 5# Maris Otter 1# Torrified Wheat 0.5oz Citra […]

Batch 53: Stout!

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 Yeast Starter: Yeast Cake from Batch 52 Batch Size (Gallons): 7 (7 gallon boil, 2 gal wort added mid-boil) Original Gravity: 1.049 Final Gravity: 1.070 IBU: 32 Boiling Time (Minutes): 90 Color: Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7# 2-row 7# Maris Otter 2# Pale Chocolate […]

Batch 50: Zeus IPA

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 Yeast Starter: .75L starter from 1L starter of DME and one vial of WLP001 Batch Size (Gallons): 7.5 Original Gravity: 1.065 Final Gravity: IBU: ?56 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 11 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12# Maris Otter 4# German Pilsner 1.5# Rye 12oz C120 12oz Torrified […]

Batch 41: Pixelated Pumpkin Ale

The original recipe was scaled up to do 7.5 gallons, but I am pretty sure I yielded closer to 8. Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP001 / S-04 Yeast Starter: No (1 vial and 1 packet used) Batch Size (Gallons): 8 gallons Original Gravity: 1.062 Final Gravity: IBU: 17 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  22 Primary […]

Batch 36: Holly Ale 2014

a 0.5L starter of WLP001, saved from a prev batch (#34) brewed and saved for 1 week in the fridge in a pint mason jar 12# 12oz 2-row 8oz C60 8oz CaraAroma 8oz Pale Chocolate 4oz Torrified Wheat 0.5oz CTZ (17.5% listed) 60 min 0.25oz CTZ 30 min 0.25oz CTZ 10 min 1# Clover honey (from […]

Batch 34: Skip in the Dark CDA

Sarah has had a request on deck for quite a while: Cascadian Dark Ale (CDA, aka Black IPA) 🙂 Inspired somewhat by Hop in the Dark, as well as a few recipes on HBT, and given what’s on-hand at home and at Nepenthe, I cobbled this together. Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP001 Yeast Starter: two pint jars of trub from […]

Batch 21: ‘Muirca!! (by Slotterbrew)

I had the pleasure of brewing with my brothers-in-law Drew and Dan in the pleasant town of Thornhurst, on August 11th. They are quite interested in the notion of homebrewing, and after Drew participated in Batch 20, he felt empowered and compelled to follow up with some more experimentation! They will name their line of […]

Batch 20: Centennial Blonde

Joining us this week, we have Sarah’s brother Drew and our good friend Paul! We will be brewing a recipe that has gained great acclaim on one of my favorite homebrew web sites: This is a simple 4% blonde ale, which will a) go from grain to glass quickly, b) be an easy drinking […]

Batches 16-18: Fashionably Late, Double the Trouble (DIPA)

A year ago tomorrow, I started home brewing. Hells yeah, 16 batches!!! As the final brew of our California experience, and in homage to our amazing time here, I am going to brew an Imperial IPA. I’ve named it ‘fashionably late, double the trouble’ as it’s a double IPA characterized by late additions of some […]

Batch 11: Dark Forest Stout

Dark given that it’s black as night, forest given that I’ve used a rather healthy serving of Northern Brewer hops (for a stout) which are purported to have a piney resinous flavor and/or aroma, and stout because it doesn’t seem (after consulting BJCP) that it’s any form of porter, even though that’s what I originally […]