Thursday, October 20, 2022

Batch 278, Another Baja attempt

 I forgot to write this batch down, so this is all from memory, almost 2 months later. We're back at our beach house in Baja, on the 5 gallon system, as as before, I made beer, it was drinkable, but not very good. Still figuring this out. In the mean time, my kegerator died. A local refrigerator repair guy tried to fix it. He had it for about 6 weeks, so I didn't brew. Instead, I used my chest freezer to serve the beer with a picnic tap that I cobbled together from the kegerator parts. Not the best, but it worked okay.

So it was a 5 gallon batch, just a simple pale ale:

10 lb 2-row

12 oz white wheat

1 oz chocolate malt for some color

Mashed at a reasonable mid-150F, did the usual, I'm sure.

1.5 oz Magnum, 60 min

1 oz Cascade, 5 min

1 oz Citra, 5 min

I'm sure there was some Irish moss at about 15 minutes.

White Labs WLP001 California Ale Yeast

I guess that's it. I did cold crash, then transferred to a keg, but I didn't add any gelatin, so the beer remained cloudy until it was gone. As I mentioned, it was drinkable, but not very good.