Friday, August 19, 2016

Batch 191, Pale Ale

Double batch day, just a pale ale.

10 gallon batch

21 lb 2-row
1.5 lb caramunich
1.5 lb white wheat

Mash at 158F.

1.5 oz Magnum, 60 min
2.5 oz Cascade, 5 min

60 minute boil

Wyeast American Ale II (1272)

OG: 1.052, 1.054 actual
FG: 1.014
ABV: 5.1%
SRM: 8.1

Batch 190, Guava IPA

Yet another take on a guava IPA. This time I used cans of guava juice concentrate from Winco.

10 gallon batch

20 lb 2-row
3 lb guava juice concentrate (4 cans, added in fermenter)
2.5 lb white wheat

Mash at 154F

1.0 oz Citra, FWH
0.5 oz Magnum, 60 min
2.0 oz Simcoe, 60 min
1 oz Citra, 5 min

90 minute boil

Wyeast London Ale III

OG: 1.054, 1.052 actual before adding the guava juice
FG: 1.015
ABV: 5.3%

For the guava concentrate, I let it thaw while brewing, then poured it into the bottom of the fermenter, then transferred the wort on top of it, so it got a good mix.

Aug 25, fermentation is complete. I thought the concentrate might make for a clearer beer, but the hydrometer sample was still very cloudy like previous batches.