Monday, May 25, 2009

Man Down

Where did the last 2 weekends go and why did I not brew?  Kristen went to plant the big garden in Red Wing today and declared my Saaz and Horizon rhizomes dead, but she harvested a Cascade and a Centennial rhizome to put in the extra 2 mounds, so it would be nice to get a little extra production.  My new hop count is 2 Cascade, 2 Centennial and 1 Zeus.  The original 3 plants are all around 4 feet and growing strong.  While she was there, I finally knocked out a 10 gallon batch of IPA.  I went off of the grain bill for last summer's short lived Simcoe IPA (which only lasted 13 days in the keg) which was based on Tasty McDole's IPA on the Jamil Show.  The hop schedule was inspired by Surly Furious.  Here's the recipe:
  • 1 lb Caramel 60
  • .5 lb Caramel 120
  • .5 lb Vienna
  • 13 lbs DME
  • 1 lb cane sugar
  • 1.5 oz Warrior (60 min)
  • .5 oz Warrior (15 min)
  • 1 oz Simcoe (15 min)
  • 1 oz Amarillo (15 min)
  • 1.5 oz Simcoe (5 min)
  • 1.5 oz Amarillo (5 min)
  • 1.5 oz Simcoe (flameout)
  • 1.5 oz Amarillo (flameout)
  • 1 oz Simcoe (dryhop)
  • 1 oz Amarillo (dryhop)
I definitely put a dent in last weekend's birthday present to myself of a 50 pound bag of Briess Golden Light DME and 2 pounds of Simcoe, Summit, Amarillo and Centennial.  I've used the Simcoe and Amarillo combo before so I'm super excited about this one.  I'm going to dry hop with a half ounce of Simcoe and a half ounce of Amarillo, but I may do it differently when the time comes.  The OG was 1.066 and comes in at 79 IBUs.

On deck for next weekend (hopefully) is a 10 gallon batch of Patersbier for the summer.  That will make a great lawnmower beer.  Anybody else get some brewing done this weekend?


SWART said...

Nope...not brewing again until we move to Denver. The military will not move Alcohol and with Sara being gone the entire month of June I will be hardpressed to finish my batch of ESB and Patersbier on my own.
Speaking of the Patersbier, I love it. Perfect for this hot weather and being outside all day. Will go good after mowing the lawn. Im really interested in your Saison du Rich. I planned on dong a Saison next. Can you put up the recipe for that. Cheers!

SWART said...

Just an update to say tonight I had one of the best IPA's Ive tried yet. Its Mammoth Brewing Co's 395 IPA. Brewed with local hops, wild tyme and juniper. Very good. If able, you should try it.

richt said...

Jeremy, the saison I brewed was with this recipe: I split this batch with a guy in my homebrew club. He used a Wyeast VSS strain, French Saison. I tried it last night at a RAZE meeting and it was really tasty. I'll probably keg mine today or tomorrow, then I'm shooting for a 10 gallon batch of Patersbier on Monday. That IPA sounds really tasty, I'll keep my eye out for it.