Thursday, March 28, 2013

Rock-it Cup Single Hop Session IPA II Brewday

Since I can’t get enough of the Rockit Cup love, I decided to brew another one for April. I used Millenium this time because it has served me well in the past. Hell, if I had the time, I’d brew several more, as Cluster and Styrian Goldings would both make solid additions to the event, and partial pound bags currently reside in my freezer. Sure, this one may not be fully ready for the upcoming DRAFT meeting, but that doesn’t matter. Because you can never have enough small, tasty, super-hoppy beers. Can I get an Amen?

143. Rock-it Cup Single Hop Session IPA II
8 ½ lbs. Rahr 2-row
½ lb. lb. Dingemans Cara 8
½ lb. Dingemans Aromatic
½ lb. Breiss White Wheat

Mash @ 151° F for 60 minutes w/ 3 gallons of RO water & 2 g. gypsum; collected 1 ¾ gallons @ 1.082
Batch sparge @ 167° F for 20 minutes w/ 4 gallons RO water & 2 g. gypsum; collected 4 ¼ gallons @ 1.024

Collected 6 gallons; added ½ gallon RO water, brought to a boil (60 minutes), & added:
w/60 to go: ¾ oz. Millenium 16.6% AA

w/20 to go: 1 oz. Millenium 16.6% AA

w/5 to go: 1 ½ oz. Millenium 16.6% AA

w/0 to go: 1 ½ oz. Millenium 16.6% AA

Let stand for 20 minutes; chilled, racked onto Wyeast 1272 American II cake from 142. Rockit Cup Single Hop Session IPA

Brewed: 3/28/2013 @ 68° F
Secondary: 4/6/2013 @ 1.010; dry hop w/ 1 oz. Millenium 11.0% AA; bottled 1 gallon w/ .55 oz. table sugar
Bottled: 4/27/2013; bottled remaining 4 gallons w/ 2.2 oz. table sugar; filled mini-keg first, then bottled the rest

OG: 1.054
FG: 1.008

Tasting Notes:

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