|John Bull light malt extract||7 lbs|
|Cascade Hop Pellets – boiling||1 3/4 oz|
|Cascade Hop Pellets – flavor||1/4 oz|
|Cascade Hop Pellets – aroma||1/2 oz|
|Tettnang Hop Pellets – boiling||1/3 oz|
|Tettnang Hop Pellets – flavor||1/3 oz|
|Tettnang Hop Pellets – aroma||1/3 oz|
|Corn Sugar||1 lb|
|Irish moss||1 tsp|
|San Francisco liquid lager yeast||1 pkg – 1 pt of water to 1/2 c of light malt extract 3 hours|
|Priming sugar||5 tbsp/1 tsp – before pitched|
|Date||Specific Gravity||Temp||Specific Gravity @ 60|
|start: 11/28/02||1.054||78 Farenheit||1.056|
|1st: 12/7/02||1.016||68 Farenheit||1.017|
|2nd: 12/14/02||1.016||68 Farenheit||1.017|
Number Bottled:2 – 5 litre kegs, 12 – 22oz bottles
Combine the malt extract, gypsum and boiling hops with 1 1/2 gallons of water and bring to a boil.
After 40 minutes of vigorous boiling, add the flavor hops and irish moss and continue to boil for 20 more
minutes. Add the aroma hops and corn sugar during the final 2 minutes. Sparge the hot wort into the
fermenter and add cold water to make 5 gallons total. Add yeast and ferment to
completion. Bottle when ready.
This is a medium-bodied beer. I think it came out pretty well. It has good balance given the amount of hops in the recipe. The bitterness of the beer is a nice change after drinking stout all winter. This is a nice beer to drink as you sit on your deck or porch watching the snow melt while you get your bike ready for the trails. One note: The teaspoon of sugar in each keg apparently was too much since they both turned into footballs and I ended up washing my kitchen walls after I tapped one of them (I was more successful with the other keg).
NEXT MONTH: I will be brewing up some hard cider for my autumn enjoyment. I