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.

1 comment:

  1. Just a question on your use of the guava paste. It looks like you used the same amount for 10 gallons (4.4 lbs) as you did for 20 gal batch. Did you feel not enough guava flavor came through the first time?


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