Archive for the ‘Citra’ Category

Batch 93: Love is the law, love under hops

I’m now trying to fill the fridge for the winter. We have the prospect of a Belgian Dubbel (previous batch), some very dark and spiced ale (coming soon to a beer blog near you), a Vienna Lager (also coming soon), and Sarah and I loved Batch 91 so much (my first attempt at a NEIPA), […]

Batch 91: Motueka NEIPA

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: WLP066Yeast Starter: 0.5L starter on stir plate, pitched 2 days after startingBatch Size (Gallons): 5Original Gravity: 1.055Final Gravity: 1.008IBU: 20?Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: 3?Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 9# Maris Otter1# flaked barley1# flaked oats whirlpool for 15 minutes (started at 180°)– 2oz Motueka– 2oz Citra after 15 minute whirlpool, it took […]

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 […]

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 8: Citra Cascade IPA

first beer with the new cooler mash tun! I have a sub-optimal mash tun manifold, made of a single tube of 1/2″ PEX with 1/8″ slits cut every 1/2″ by a dremel with a high-speed cutter. Next time, I will have a more complex and appropriate manifold. Recipe: Boiled 1.5gal 15 min, added to fermenter […]