Hopsadaisical

Hopsadaisical

Hopsadaisical

Member Since 12/30/2018
28 Recipes Created
28 Brew Sessions Created

New Recipe

Date Added Name
1/24/2021 Yogi Bear Golden Stout Yogi Bear Golden Stout
1/24/2021 Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer
1/16/2021 Knit Wit Winter White Ale Knit Wit Winter White Ale
1/10/2021 Red Trolley Ale Clone - AG Red Trolley Ale Clone - AG
10/29/2020 Red Trolley Ale Clone Red Trolley Ale Clone
9/11/2020 2020 Pumpkin Bock 2020 Pumpkin Bock
8/30/2020 Pineapple Pale Ale Pineapple Pale Ale
7/16/2020 AG Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter AG Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter
7/12/2020 Still Sheltering in Place Saison Still Sheltering in Place Saison
5/31/2020 Beer Deer and Gear Beer Beer Deer and Gear Beer
5/18/2020 Passion of the Kolsch Passion of the Kolsch
3/20/2020 Shelter in Place Saison Shelter in Place Saison
3/11/2020 Bad Baby Black IPA Bad Baby Black IPA
2/20/2020 Kolsch Kolsch
2/4/2020 Tahoe Party Pale Tahoe Party Pale
12/19/2019 Dim Wit Dim Wit
11/20/2019 Lavender Kolsch - AG Lavender Kolsch - AG
10/16/2019 Rosemary DIPA Rosemary DIPA
10/3/2019 Horchata Milk Stout Horchata Milk Stout
9/7/2019 2019 Pumpkin Bock 2019 Pumpkin Bock
8/10/2019 Chamo Kolsch Chamo Kolsch
6/27/2019 Summer Hazy IPA Summer Hazy IPA
5/31/2019 Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter
5/13/2019 Jefes Jamaica Heffe Jefes Jamaica Heffe
4/5/2019 Coconut Coldbrew Porter Coconut Coldbrew Porter
2/27/2019 Ale Pail Pale Ale Ale Pail Pale Ale
2/15/2019 Chamomile Saison Chamomile Saison
12/30/2018 Border Wall Bock Border Wall Bock
Date Added Name

Brew Session: Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer

Hopsadaisical 1/24/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Treated 5.25 gallons of water with campden tablet, then heated 3.75 gallons, added baking soda and yeast nutrient, then added sugar, completely dissolving before returning to heat and bringing to boil. Added diced up ginger, hibiscus, and kaffir lime leaves for the 10 min boil. Then left the flavorings in the water while it cooled in an ice bath down to 76 degrees. Moved to fermentor, topped off with remainder of boiled and cooled water. Rehydrated yeast in 90 degree water for 10 minutes and ...

Brew Session: Knit Wit Winter White Ale

Hopsadaisical 1/17/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Used a 90 minute mash due to all the flaked wheat. Tried to keep it at around 150 but seemed like the mash was really inconsistent in terms of temperature so not sure exactly what the average temp was throughout. Mashed out with 170 degree water and held the temp at 155ish for about 5 minutes each sparge to make sure there was as much conversion as possible. 90 minute boil; boil was a little less vigorous than ideal the first half as the temperature dropped and I was making dinner. Got it back ...

Brew Session: Red Trolley Ale Clone - AG

Hopsadaisical 1/10/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Decent original gravity and quick fermentation start despite the mash being 10 degrees too hot right off the bat and requiring the addition of cold water to get it down to around 150.

Brew Session: Red Trolley Ale Clone

Hopsadaisical 11/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Level of boiling was lower than it should have been so the boil only reduced the wort by about a half gallon over the 60 min boil. Beer likely lost about 0.004 points but should be fine otherwise. Took about 45 min to bring beer down to 75 degree pitching temperature. Airlock activity seen by the morning.

Brew Session: 2020 Pumpkin Bock

Hopsadaisical 9/11/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Mostly the same as 2019 recipe except for slight adjustments related to batch size, hops amounts per diff AA levels, and a single mash temp of 148 (planned) that ended up closer to 150. Waited until wort dropped into mid 50s before adding yeast straight from fridge. Took about 24 hours to see any active fermentation but then it was slow and steady for about a week. Let it go for two weeks at about 50 degrees then gradually raised it up to 65 degrees over a week before cold crashing it. Had to ...

Brew Session: Pineapple Pale Ale

Hopsadaisical 8/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Pitched yeast at 78 degrees then placed in fermentation chamber at 62 degrees. Saw active fermentation by morning and the temperature stayed at about 65 degrees for primary fermentation. Added the pineapple flavoring to three cups boiling water and allowed to cool somewhat before adding to bucket on 9/8. Proceeded to dry hop on 9/11 for three days before kegging on 9/14.

Brew Session: Still Sheltering in Place Saison

Hopsadaisical 8/7/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Let wort cool in kegerator for a few hours before pitching Rustic at about 73 degrees. Chamber set to 68 degrees and active fermentation seen by morning. Swapped out airlock for sanitized foil to avoid stall. Left in ferm chamber for three days and the fermentation only raised the temperature to about 72. Then moved to ambient temperature in kitchen (~75) and the bucket registered only about 75...didn't get super hot.

Brew Session: AG Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter

Hopsadaisical 7/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Used harvested yeast from previous Kolsch and after 2 days there wasn't any visible active fermentation. Tossed in S-23 and say fermentation within a few hours. May want to use a yeast starter with harvested yeast next time instead of pitching directly next time.

Brew Session: Beer Deer and Gear Beer

Hopsadaisical 6/2/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil

Brew Session: Beer Deer and Gear Beer

Hopsadaisical 6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Passion of the Kolsch

Hopsadaisical 5/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

After 12 days, transferred beer to keg and added passionfruit puree (diluted in 6 cups of boiling and then cooled to 145 degree water). Let stand in keg for 24 hours at room temp before placing in keg to lager for two weeks.

Brew Session: Shelter in Place Saison

Hopsadaisical 5/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Bad Baby Black IPA

Hopsadaisical 3/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Followed recommended mash temp and volume but it seemed all off...tried to mash in the grain with 3.8 gallons of water at 161 to achieve a mash temp of 148 but it was closer to 144. Added 0.2 gallons of additional water twice to bring the temp up to 148 and then 150 at 20 min and then 40 min. Maybe the grain scale was off at the HBS and I had less grain than 12.25 lbs bc the mash seemed really thin even before the extra additions. Volume into fermenter was just shy of 5.5 gallons. Added ~1oz of ...

Brew Session: Kolsch

Hopsadaisical 2/20/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Supposed to be like other kolsch but forgot the honey...Moved to cold conditioning at 35 degrees after 12 days, kegged on 3/5 and added lavender and peppercorn tea (Used 1 tsp lavender, 1 tsp chamomile, and 1 tsp crushed rainbow peppercorns to make "herbal tea". Added 2.5 cups boiling water and let infuse for 45 min).

Brew Session: Tahoe Party Pale

Hopsadaisical 2/5/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Used too much water (calculated 8.5 gallons but prob only needed 7.5) - ended up tossing liquid from mash tun so lost OG points.

Brew Session: Dim Wit

Hopsadaisical 12/23/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Not the smoothest brew session. Likely lost a couple gravity points on the cold steeped grains. The flaked oats and wheat seemed to absorb more water than normal, as well, so had to heat and add additional water...sparged grains three times instead of two which might add astringency. Also took four hours to get wort down to 75 degrees to add yeast so yeast starter was past prime. But fermentation was vigorous by morning so perhaps all is well.

Brew Session: Lavender Kolsch - AG

Hopsadaisical 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Cold crashed on 12/5 after 3 days at room temp (and confirmed final gravity).

Brew Session: Rosemary DIPA

Hopsadaisical 10/25/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Added dry hops after 11 days when hydrometer had dropped to 1.007. Left dry hops in for 7 days before moving beer to keg.

Brew Session: Horchata Milk Stout

Hopsadaisical 10/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Did not go as planned...lower than expected OG and higher than expected FG. :/

Brew Session: 2019 Pumpkin Bock

Hopsadaisical 9/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Chamo Kolsch

Hopsadaisical 8/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Moved kolsch up to 67 degrees gradually after a week, then crashed to 35 degrees for another 5 days before adding chamomile and kaffir tea and kegging.

Brew Session: Summer Hazy IPA

Hopsadaisical 6/27/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter

Hopsadaisical 6/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Jefes Jamaica Heffe

Hopsadaisical 5/14/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Coconut Coldbrew Porter

Hopsadaisical 4/5/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Cold steeped the dark specialty grains and added extra strong cold brew coffee (2/3 cup coarsely ground coffee bean, one liter coconut water, remainder cold water, 3 days of steep time).

Brew Session: Ale Pail Pale Ale

Hopsadaisical 3/1/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Chamomile Saison

Hopsadaisical 2/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Border Wall Bock

Hopsadaisical 1/10/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Forgot to add irish moss. Took 2 days to see active fermentation at 50 degrees F. After a week, began raising temp up 1-2 degrees per day until reaching 60 degrees. Then removed from fridge for two weeks before placing in kegzilla to cold condition/carb for 3 weeks.

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