Monday, October 22, 2012

Belma Hops in American Wheat

5 pounds of Wheat Malt
5 pounds of Idapils

60 minute boil
30 minutes .5 oz of Belma
15 minutes .5 oz of Belma
0 minute 2 oz of Belma

Not sure this hops is living up to the hype. Did not get a lot of orange odor during any additions. Its fermenting like gang busters tho, will know in a couple weeks.

Kegged on Nov. 3rd. Early tasting notes, aroma is citrussy with distinct orange, which carries over to the flavor. Very good!
Poured the first pint on the 7th, this is a nice brew!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Irish Stout

5 gallon batch, simple grain bill, 7 pounds of Maris Otter, one pound of roasted barley. Mashing at 152 for an hour, batch sparging. Shooting for 32 IBU's with Northdown. Hopped with an ounce and a half of Northdown at 60 minutes. S-05 yeast, will ferment at 65. Simple, light, and refreshing!