Batch 76: Stephanie’s India Pale Ale

The name of the game today is: make beer. We have pale male, some C120, some rye, and some hops so … I think we’re gonna make an IPA 🙂 Adding dextrose at the end of the boil to augment the ABV and dry it out a little more

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: Nottingham
Yeast Starter: 0.5L starter from yeast left over from Batch #69
Batch Size (Gallons): 11
Specific Gravity: 1.046
Original Gravity: 1.061
Final Gravity: 
IBU: 53! (?)
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

21# 2-row
0.5# C120
1# rye
2# dextrose (Added last 10 minutes)

2oz Northern Brewer (14%) – FWH
2.3oz Cascade (?%) – 10 min
1oz Nugget – 10 min
1oz Simcoe – 10 min
1oz Nugget (12.4%) – 0 min
1oz Simcoe (13.9%) – 0 min
1oz Cascade (13.9%) – 0 min
1oz Northern Brewer – 0 min

(2) tsp Gypsum added to mash
(1) tsp CaCO2 added to mash

Mashed for 90 minutes at 151°

Pumped to fermenter, hop stand for 30 minutes at 180°

Chilled below 70°, pitched 5 packets of Brooklyn Brew Shop 1-gallon brew club yeast. Woohoo, thank you Stephanie for saving the day!!! Stephanie Libonati gifted me two quarters worth of brooklyn brew shop brew club boxes 🙂 I thought I could re-use saved yeast from previous batches (69, 70, or 72) but these all ended up infected (and a starter was lost, boohoo), but thankfully I had the yeast from these Brooklyn kits!!!!! Far, far better than nothing. Now I have to put together the grain bills from the remaining kit beers to see what I can get 🙂 muhaha.

There are a bunch of random hop additions (ranging 0.2 to 0.4 oz) from these beers that I might also be able to commandeer for a dry-hopping schedule, including: Nelson Sauvin, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Galaxy … these might be killer dry hops 🙂

UPDATE 9/26/18: coming in at 1.009 (7% ABV), dry hopping with:

0.7 oz Simcoe
0.5oz Ahtanum
0.3 oz Chinook
0.2 oz Nelson Sauvin
0.2 oz Centennial

These are hops left over from pilfering the Brooklyn Brew Shop 1gal beer kits gifted to me by Stephanie. Thanks, Stephanie!!! Since the yeast from those kits also saved this beer, I think it only fitting to name it after her. Here’s to drinkin!

UPDATE 9/30/18 late night: two full kegs of beer! Hop aroma is nice, but matched with an unfortunate apple flavor 🙁 This may be the product of fermentation temps getting Out Of Control (in the low 80s at certain points). Oh well. Beer!!