Batch 97: Wet Hopped IPA

The hops were poppin! and some were beginning to dry out and brown, so I thought it might be a good time to brew a wet hopped IPA. I collected 12oz wet hops, some Cascade and some Fuggles (in an unknown proportion), with a tiny bit of some norther brewer likely mixed in. Cascade and Fuggles grew really well, NB grew just a bit (and bore just a few hop cones), but Nugget didn’t seem to thrive AT ALL – need to look into this. Anywho, here’s the beer:

Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast: S-05
Yeast Starter: nope
Batch Size (Gallons): 6
Original Gravity: 1.043
Final Gravity: 
IBU: ~32
Boiling Time (Minutes): 75
Color: amber?
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

8.5# 2-row
8oz Carapils
8oz C40
8oz Honey malt

1oz NB pellets – FWH
12oz wet hop medley, ala back yard bines (see above), added at whirlpool, 185°

(1) whirlfloc added at 10 min left
(1) tsp Gypsum added with 10 min left

Mashed for 75 minutes, began at 151°, ended at 149°, then I got a stuck sparge, so I danced between sloppy buckets and re-filled mash tuns until we captured nearly 10 gal of wort.

I figured out that the newest false bottom of mine for the red 5gal cooler/mashtun was being defeated, as the bottom of the mash tun becomes concave when it heats up, and curves at roughly the same degree as the false bottom. Need to find a different solution here.

Whirlpool for 30 minutes with the wet hops, added at 185°, yielded 6

Posted August 8, 2021 by fbarrett in Uncategorized