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
Brewing the cream ale. After this is in the fermenter I’m going to start the Delirium Tremens clone’s two week lager at 35 degrees
The new fermentation equipment is working well. I started at 67 degrees for 48 hours, then I’ve been moving it up a degree a day. For this beer I’ll stop at 75 degrees, then put in the freezer at 35 degrees for two weeks. Fermentation has been strong.
15 minutes away from putting that Delirium Tremens clone (that’s been on the Internet for awhile) to boil.
The Billy Beer/Galaxy Hop APA turned out really good. A good summer beer with the mango taste of the Galaxy hops. I’ll make this again later this summer. It will clear up after a few weeks in the keg, but I couldn’t wait.