I started brewing extract 2014. Quickly moved to All grain, then made my own fully automated brewing setup, which has it's flaws, but its what I do for fun. Love a good Black IPA, I have not mastered that yet. Heck I'm still chasing a good IPA.
|12/10/2018||Dry powder||American Pale Ale||5.5 %||27 Liter(s)|
|12/8/2018||Davy Jones Locker||American IPA||6.8 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|12/5/2018||Pegleg||Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale)||5.5 %||26.9998 Liter(s)|
|12/2/2018||Swashbuckler||American Pale Ale||5.4 %||27 Liter(s)|
|10/11/2018||Pepper Pig||American IPA||5.8 %||21 Liter(s)|
|10/11/2018||Hoppy Ale||American IPA||6.2 %||26 Liter(s)|
|8/7/2018||Kudzuuka||English IPA||4.9 %||30 Liter(s)|
|4/7/2017||Jack3d Up||American Pale Ale||4.6 %||32 Liter(s)|
|7/4/2016||Dr.No||American Pale Ale||5.2 %||26.0001 Liter(s)|
|3/13/2016||Orbit APA||American IPA||7.0 %||24.8 Liter(s)|
|2/21/2016||JAJJ - Just another Just James||American IPA||6.8 %||26.0001 Liter(s)|
|1/15/2016||CARS IPA||American IPA||5.7 %||43 Liter(s)|
|11/10/2015||TO APA||American IPA||6.2 %||36 Liter(s)|
|7/17/2015||CF II APA||American IPA||7.0 %||7 Gallon(s)|
|5/29/2015||Bitter Cs||American IPA||4.7 %||6 Gallon(s)|
|5/1/2015||Beerendipity||American Amber Ale||6.8 %||21.3 Liter(s)|
20L @ 71 3L@ 100 stage 2sparge as usual 10 litres in 2 batches of ~5 till 33L in kettle. (1 batch actual)Add water if required to fermenter..Added 4 litres to fermenter. (1 gallon) upto 5.5 Gal pretty frothy so couldn't really tell.Lost so much wort to the hops, and water boil off. Crazy wet hops, I had to squeeze them out.origial batch was 27L. with 34 litre boil. 75% grain efficiency.Wait wrong OG reading... 1.078!! AArrr. Added another Gallon of distilled water. to drop it to 1.066 ...
I have adjusted the main recipe which was 43 lite batch from 46L boill and 86% efficicency to 36l batch , 45 boil and 60% efficiency. Cut back the dry hop by about 4 Oz of cascade and citra.
Made with harvested yeast (1 month in the fridge). Surprised that my harvested yeast worked. 3 weeks fermenter, 1 week bottle a bit sweet and some hint of sulphide after taste, 2 weeks bottle tastes better, mellowed good bitterness, 3weeks well rounded, no after tastes good bitterness, no sulphide at all. Best IPA yet, the glass lasted about 3 minutes. 4 weeks, this beer is actually what I wanted! IPAs do age well.