Sunday, November 18, 2012

Still my hobby, I swear

12/2 - Bottled
11/28 - SG 1.015-6
11/25 - Zest and juice from 2 mikan boiled in half liter of wort, added to main brew.

Man, it was hot in Japan this summer. And when I was in the States with my beer toys, I never found time to brew. So finally, in November, it's cool enough that I can keep my apartment the right temp for fermenting, and I've got withdrawal bad enough to pay Japanese prices for ingredients. I feel so much better with this one chilling and waiting for the yeast pitch.

Batch #76

-1.5 kg Dry Malt Extract
-1 lb Aromatic (steeped)
-12.5 g Nugget, 11.4%AA (60min)
-12.5 g Nugget, 11.4%AA (20min)
-25 g Cascade (5min)
-25 g Cascade (1min)
-Fermentis Safale US-05 dry yeast, all 11.5g of it (Probably too much. Thanks, Jamil)
OG: 1.065
FG: 1.016
ABV: 6.4%
IBU:  80ish

Steeped grains in 12 L cool water with heat to 160F for ~45min. Dumped in extract, boiled for 60min. Clarifier at 10min. About 9 L after boil. Chilled, fermenting in 65-68F ambient.

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