Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Batches 175 and 176, a double batch day

Batches 174 and 175

Lisa is gone traveling, so I'm home alone. Thought I'd knock out a batch of Panama Red early since it is going to get hot today. Things went really well, so I went ahead and did a second batch of Guava IPA. I should have skipped the second batch, the guava clogged up the screen in the boil kettle, so I ended up emptying it by hand with the temperature hitting around 110F in the beer shed. Not particularly pleasant.

Batch 175: Panama Red, 10 gallons

It's the usual recipe --

20.25 lb 2 row
1.5 lb crystal 60
1.5 lb wheat
0.25 lb chocolate

2 oz Mt Hood, FWH (90 minute boil)
2 oz Centennial, 60 min
2 oz Cascade, 30 min
2 oz Mt Hood, 5 min
2 oz Cascade, 5 min

Wyeast 1272 American Ale II

OG: 10.61
FG: 1.015
IBU: 64
SRM: 13
ABV: 5.9%

Batch 176, Guava IPA, 10 gallons

17 lb 2 row
7 lb Munich
4.4 lb guava paste (2 kg), added at flame out
1.5 lb wheat

2 oz Citra, FWH (90 minute boil)
2 oz Magnum 60 min
3 oz Citra 5 min

Wyeast 1318 London Ale III

OG: 1.071
FG: 1.019
IBU: 87
SRM: 9
ABV: 6.8%

Blended the guava paste with some Leeser to make a smooth, thick, liquid. This worked well last time, but this time, there was enough guava particles that it clogged the screen.

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