Familiarity breeds contempt

Post #1 made 5 months ago
So..

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to brew another batch of IPL.

The first batch came out pretty good and I saved enough yeast slurry for a healthy starter.

I also had a ton of things to do around the house so, once I mashed in, I started on my chores. Stirred at 30-minute intervals and paid no attention to the process.

Got the boil going and proceeded back to work. Sometime into the boil (was it 90 minutes? 60? 45?) I had no idea and panicked because I hadn't even thought about hops. Figuring I was late and had to make my addition RIGHT NOW, I dumped 1.5 oz x 3 varieties into the wort. Breathing a sigh of relief, I decided to figure out when I really started the boil and where I was volume-wise. The 4.5 oz of hops went in at 60 minutes and my calculators were telling me I had 130IBUs if I went the whole 90. :headhit:

In for a penny, In for a pound - I did not want to stop at 1.045 and let it go the final 30 minutes - I even added another 1.5 oz at flameout.

This should be an interesting brew.
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Re: Familiarity breeds contempt

Post #2 made 4 months ago
30 Minute hop addition:
(1.064 / 21L)

1.50 oz Amarillo [12.00 %]
1.50 oz Calypso [13.00 %]
1.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %]

Flameout addition:

.50 oz Amarillo [12.00 %]
.50 oz Calypso [13.00 %]
.50 oz Simcoe [13.00 %]

Dry hop (keg)

1 oz Amarillo [12.00 %]
1 oz Calypso [13.00 %]

California Lager yeast.

Absolutely amazing beer. :thumbs: Smooth, drinkable, with an incredible aroma.

By the numbers, this should be bitter as hell.
Giving up brewing beer to numbers.
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