Saturday, June 6, 2009

Independence IPA, June 6 2009

Independence IPA

Moving seems to always put a damper on homebrewing. The new kitchen has hardwood floors that demanded the brewing operation to be moved outdoors. For years, I've been brewing on apartment balconies with quick access to the kitchen. Organizing a brew space makes for a more chillindamos brewing experience. Today, I felt a little disconnected from my normal brewing routine. Decisions such as where to do the boil, gravity tasks, and sanitation took some chillin away.
Despite the numerous adaptations and running around to find all of my equipment, 6 months out of the game of brewing and chillindamos did not rust away the essential skillz. I hit my temps, volume, and gravity as I hoped.
Our friends Dave and Sarah encouraged this brew as it will be consumed at their Independence Day party.

5 Gallons, All Grain, Single Infusion Mash, 70 Minute Boil

12lbs. Domestic Two-Row
1/2lb. Crystal 60
1/4lb. Victory
2oz. Black Roasted

1.5oz. Homegrown Centennial 60min.
1 Whirlfloc Tab 20min.
3/4oz. Styrian Goldings 20min.
1/2oz. Styrian Goldings 5min.

OG: 1.066 @ 76'F
FG: 1.015 @68'F
ABV: 6.9%

White Labs, WLP041 Pacific Ale Yeast

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back to brewing, brotha.
    Take advantage of that lovely weather you have out there and the roof over the hot tub if necessary!



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