Sunday, February 09, 2014

Not so Belgian IPA brewed, racked

Brewed an IPA last Monday and racked it this evening. My original plan was to make it a Belgian IPA using a mason jar of Wyeast 3522 that I've had in the fridge for quite awhile (not sure how long.) I took a chance and pitched what was probably close to a pint of slurry directly into the wort, but it must have been mostly dead, because there was no sign of fermentation after more than 24 hours. I decided to pitch a pack of Notthingham dry yeast to get things going (after rehydrating) and that did the trick. I tasted the beer this evening while racking to the secondary and it tasted fine, but any flaws were probably covered up by the near face-melting amount of hops. Will probably let the beer sit in the secondary for another week before bottling.

BeerSmith 2 Recipe Printout - http://www.beersmith.com
Recipe: Da Bomb
Brewer: Marc Morency
Asst Brewer: 
Style: American IPA
TYPE: Extract
Taste: (35.0) 

Recipe Specifications
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Boil Size: 3.15 gal
Post Boil Volume: 2.86 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.00 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.076 SG
Estimated Color: 8.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 72.9 IBUs
Boil Time: 60 Minutes
Actual OG: 1.075

Ingredients:
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2 lbs 8.0 oz          Pils Dry Extract (3.5 SRM
6 lbs 8.0 oz          Munich Liquid Extract (8.0 SRM)
1 lbs                 Candi Syrup, Golden (5.0 SRM) 
1.00 oz               Horizon pellets [10.50 %] - Boil 60.0 min             
3.00 oz               Cascade pellets [6.70 %] - Boil 15.0 min          
3.00 oz               Crystal pellets [4.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min           
1.00 oz               Horizon pellets [10.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min              
1.00 oz               Crystal pellets [4.50 %] - Boil 10.0 min  
1.00 oz               Horizon pellets [10.50 %] - Boil 5.0 min
1.00 pint slurry      Belgian Ardennes (Wyeast Labs #3522)
1.50 oz               Cascade pellets [6.70 %] - Dry Hop
3.00 oz               Horizon pellets [12.00 %] - Dry Hop

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