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), that we thought we should do another. Slightly different grain bill than #91 (due to lack of flaked barley on hand), and I didn’t make a started this time. And I cleaned the heating element this time so hopefully I will avoid the subtle and unreliable but occasionally present roasted/toasted/smoked flavor that accompanied #90 and #91. Finally, since this was the 93rd batch, I thought I’d give a shoutout to my Thelemite friends, wherever they may be.

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: WLP066
Yeast Starter: 1 liquid yeast pack, no starter
Batch Size (Gallons): 5
Original Gravity: 1.043 (might have had an inadequate crush)
Final Gravity: 1.0
IBU: 20?
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90 (boiled a bit more to compensate for collecting too much wort)
Color: 3?
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

10# Maris Otter
1# flaked oats

whirlpool for 15 minutes (started at 177°)
– 2oz Motueka
– 2oz Citra

after 15 minute whirlpool, it took another hour or so to get it down temp and into a carboy. Was high 90s when transferred to carboy, and I waited overnight before pitching the yeast. One pack of yeast pitched the next morning (9/20) but the wort was completely still the following morning (9/21), so I pitched a second pack of yeast.

Dry hop additions after 2 days (9/22), 6 days (9/26), and 9 (9/29) days into fermentation
– 1oz Citra
– 1oz Motueka