Sticking with my promise to update the blog when I rotate what's on tap, here comes November's entry.
The last round of beer lasted pretty long. That's due to only having one bbq party, and me drinking less beer these last few months.
First up is another pale ale. Basically same recipe as last time except no clarifying agents (usually I throw a whirlfloc tab in), and I threw the dry hops in while the yeast was at high krausen. As expected it came out very hazy (NE IPA style), and has really good hop aroma. I love this one!
The porter is a toasty malty wonderful beer to have on tap for the winter season. It could handle aging a while, but it's pretty good fresh out of the fermenter.
Finally I've got the holiday ale, your classic winter warmer. Not much to say about this one other than I expect it to be a big help getting me through the rainy winter months ahead.
Here's the recipe:
9 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 76.0 % 1 lbs 8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 2 12.0 % 1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 3 8.0 % 4.0 oz Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 4 2.0 % 4.0 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 5 2.0 % 1.00 oz Galena [12.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 6 46.2 IBUs 0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 10.2 IBUs 0.50 oz Willamette [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 mi Hop 8 10.2 IBUs 1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 9 11.6 IBUs 0.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Boil 0.0 Hop 10 0.0 IBUs 1.50 oz Goldings, East Kent [5.00 %] - Dry Hop 3 Hop 12 0.0 IBUs 1.00 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Dry Hop 3.0 Days Hop 13 0.0 IBUs
Whats On Tap, August 2018
I promised to do this whenever something on tap changed but I completely failed to stay on top of that. Instead maybe I'll just do it when ALL the taps have rotated, as I am doing this time!
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Whats On Tap, February 2018
I am going to start putting up a little post whenever what's on tap at home changes. I will also make an effort to post when I brew something as well. To that end, here's the first post on that subject!
The Porter I brewed came out really nice. When …read more
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