Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Batch 212, Yet another variation on the Guava IPA

I didn't have enough grain to do a full 10 gallon batch, so this one is only 7.5, plus I changed up the hops, just because that's what I had on hand.

7.5 gallon batch

15.5 lb 2-row
2.5 lb white wheat
3 lb guava juice concentrate (4 cans Winco frozen guava juice)

Mashed at 156F with 7 gallons 165F water, pH adjusted to 5.3. I did get some calibration liquids for my pH meter, so this should be dead on. I've never calibrated it in the 5 years I've had it, but I think it was pretty accurate the whole time.

Hops:
2.5 oz Magnum, 60 min
2 tsp Irish Moss, 15 min
2 oz Citra pellets, 5 min
1 oz Cascade, 5 min

60 minute boil. I usually do 90 minute boils since I think it helps with clarity, but the guava IPAs are never clear, so I just did a 60 minute boil. Plus, I didn't start brewing until 6 pm, and wanted to get to bed at a reasonable hour.

Added the guava juice directly to the fermenter, then oxygenated and pitched

Wyeast 1272 from previous batch, 2 quarts.

OG before adding guava: 1.054, after: 1.060
IBUs should be right at 80.