Tuesday, May 1, 2012

APA w/ Simcoe, Citra, & Centennial Brewday

The compost bin is certainly getting its fill of spent grain and hops during the last month. Which mean that summer production is starting to hit its stride. And since I need to put a dent in the large accumulation of hops I’ve mananged to procure, it means it is time for some hop forward beers. While this one doesn't quite come up to Bad Girlfriend IPA hop levels, it is trying. And that’s worth something, right? The ball is in you court, Lolli.

115. APA w/Simcoe, Citra, & Centennial
Mash:
9 lbs. Muntons Pale
1 lb. Dingemans Cara 20
1 lb. Breiss Special Roast
¼ lb. Breiss Torrified Red Wheat

Mash @ 153° F for 60 minutes w/ 4 gallons of RO water and 2 g. gypsum; collected 2 ½ gallons @ 1.070; first wort hop w/ 1 oz. Simcoe leaf 3.3% AA & 1 oz. Centennial leaf % AA—added to boil pot with hot wort, and left there for entire boil
Batch sparge @ 163° F for 20 minutes w/ 4 gallons RO water and 2 g. gypsum; collected 3 ¾ gallons @ 1.026

Collected 6 ¼ gallons; added ½ gallon, brought to a boil (60 minutes) & added:
First Wort Hops: 1 oz. Simcoe leaf 14.1% AA
1 oz. Centennial leaf 11.5% AA

w/20 to go: 1 oz. Citra leaf 13.4% AA
1 oz. Simcoe leaf 14.1% AA

w/15 to go: 1 tsp. Irish Moss

w/5 to go: 1 oz. Citra leaf 13.4% AA
1 oz. Centennial leaf 11.5% AA

w/0 to go: 1 oz. Citra leaf 13.4% AA
1 oz. Simcoe leaf 14.1% AA
1 oz. Centennial leaf 11.5% AA

Chilled, racked to carboy; pitched mason jar of Wyeast 1272 American Ale II from 114. Rockit Cup Black India Session Ale

Brewed: 5/1/2012 @ 76° F
Secondary: ; dry hopped ½ oz. Citra leaf 13.4% AA and ½ oz. Simcoe leaf % AA
Bottled:

OG: 1.044
FG:

Tasting Notes:

1 comment:

  1. Give me a couple weeks and I will be back in form.

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