Friday, June 30, 2023

Batch 287, PNW IPA

 Back in the real world, making beer in the beer shed.

10 gallon batch

12 lb 6 oz 2-row

14 lb 10 oz pilsner

2 lb white wheat

1 lb crystal 60

1 oz chocolate malt (just for a little color)

Using what I had on hand left over from last year, hence the combination of 2-row and pilsner. Mashed in with 8 gallons at 165F, hit 147F in the boil kettle. A little lower than I was aiming for, but it'll be okay. Collected 12 gallons in the kettle, also ran off one more gallon for cider.

3 oz Chinook, 60 min

2 oz Centennial, 30 min

All remaining Irish moss, about 2 tsp, 15 min

2 oz Centennial, 5 min

60 minute boil.

1 qt 1272 American Ale II, last years yeast, made a starter first

Pretty straightforward brew day, except for the stainless braid coming unconnected in the mash tun. That's a pain.

Made a berry cider also, usual recipe.