Sunday, August 12, 2018

Batch 214, a pale ale

I just sort of made this up on the spot. I was going to rerun the Arrogant Bastard sort of clone that I did earlier this summer, but it's hot, so I thought a nice pale ale would be better. Just some grain and some C hops, should be good!

10 gallon batch

22 lb 2-row
1.5 lb white wheat
1 lb biscuit, just because I wanted a little malt flavor to show through

Mashed in with 8 gallons at 165F, hit mash temp of 150F, so this should have a somewhat dry finish, at least, that's what I'm aiming for. Adjusted pH to 5.25.

90 minute boil, since I think that helps with clarity.

2 oz Chinook, 60 min
2 oz Cascade, 30 min
2 1/8 oz Cascade, 5 min
1 7/8 oz Centennial, 5 min

I was going to go 2 and 2 on the 5 minute addition, but I didn't quite have enough Centennial. I don't think it will make a difference.

Oxygenated, pitched 2 quarts Wyeast 1272 from a previous batch at 72F, fermenting at 65F.

OG: 1.054 est, 1.058 actual, I think I boiled a little harder than usual
FG: 1.014 est
IBU: 60.7
SRM: 5.2
ABV: 5.4%

It was a real easy brew day, in spite of the temperatures hitting 100F today. Made a couple of gallons of salsa at the same time using tomatoes, peppers, and onions from our garden.