Batch 79: Falconer’s Revenge

Brewing the SMaSH(ish) with Falconer’s Flight got me thinking about how this hop blend would taste with a bit more Umpfh … so we’re brewing a double IPA with FF, to open it up and see what it can do.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP007
Yeast Starter: 1L starter created from 1 packet, spun on the magnetic spinner for 3 days then chilled for another 3
Batch Size (Gallons): 11
Original Gravity: 1.0?
Final Gravity: 1.014
IBU: ?
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Color: 6? (it’s darker than that)
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 61-64°
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

26.5# Maris Otter
2# Quaker Oats
0.5# C60

3tsp Gypsum in the mash, water was straight from the tap

mashed in around 4pm at ~130, then filled up the HLT with hot tap water – dropped down and started to rise again to 142 by 4:30, was up near 150* in places by 4:45, mashed until 5:30. Set to 168° for mash-out, achieved at

2oz Falconer’s Flight (11% alpha) FWH
2oz Falconer’s Flight – 10 min
2oz Falconer’s Flight – 5 min
1 whirlfloc – 10 min
2oz Falconer’s Flight – whirlpool at 180°

a folly of errors ensued. Took too long to get to temperature for the mash, mash out was horrendously slow, only recovered about 9 gallons for the boil, 7 for fermentation, and to top it off, I turned on hot water rather than cold for the plate chiller, and only brought my wort down to a paltry 125° in the conical. I let it sit overnight and then pitched the next day. And I forgot to get a gravity reading. We shall see…

UPDATE 4/17/19: kegged after dry-hopping with 2oz FF for just over 2 weeks. It is darker than I expected, sweeter than I had originally planned, but fragrant and aromatic. Once chilled and carb’d, this might work out.

Posted March 7, 2019 by fbarrett in Uncategorized