The Flying Dog Imperial Citra IPA made it to 1.014 after 12 days at 69 degrees. That puts the ABV at 9.1 so far. Now it dry hops at 50 degrees for 10 days, so it may go down another point or so.
I need to have this kegged and carbonated for a party on 6/2, or I’d let it sit a little longer. I’ll probably add gelatin when I keg to clear it up faster.
The cream ale turned out good, definitely an easy drinker. White Labs WLP080 yeast was a beast. Next time I think I’ll halve the biscuit malt to 4 ounces.
I nailed the OG of 1.082. The directions where for fly sparging, so I calculated for batch sparging, and ended up with about 2 thirds of a gallon more wort. It’s all good because I hit the OG.
15 minutes into a 90 minute boil for the Flying Dog brew kit. The hot break was like thick cream. I had a little trouble with the mash, getting an extra 1.5 gallons. Details on that later.
I went up to Flying Dog Brewery to pick up this months brewing kit. They didn’t have any ready, so the head brewer put one together for me. It’s nice, and even includes water treatment and yeast nutrient. I’m going to brew it tomorrow. It will be one of the biggest beers I’ve made at 18.4 pounds of grain with an ABV of 10. It looks like they make a classic style single grain IPA.
Correction: the grain bill is pale malt, rye malt, carapils malt, and biscuit malt.
Kegged the cream ale. It finished at 1.004, which is good enough for me. I’m letting it sit at 13 psi for 3 days and I’ll see how it is
Me too. I didn’t know it was going on. I plan to brew anyway in the next couple of weeks, so I thought I would check it out. Not sure what yeast is used in it, but I’ll ask while I’m there.
I didn’t know the Flying Dog Brewery was selling all-grain kits of some of their beers, a different one each month, with the same ingredients that are used in the brewery. Saw this in the recent Zymurgy magazine.You have to go to the brewery to pick the kits up. May’s kit is Single Hop Imperial IPA with Citra. They’re a little pricey at $45, but since I live so close I’m going to drive up and get one. I’ll probably get the Oyster Stout kit in October as well. I like that beer.
I also noticed that of Montreal is going to perform there on May 25th. I think I’ll go to this.
I just bought this 1.75 gallon keg. It seems kind of worthless, but I think I’ll use it this summer. It’s hard to share beer in 5 gallon kegs, but with this I can split a batch between keg and bottles, and the keg is small enough to bring with. I already have the small co2 charger for pushing the beer out.
The Cascade hops have broken through. They seem much thicker in this second year.