Hopsadaisical

Hopsadaisical

Hopsadaisical

Member Since 12/30/2018
42 Recipes Created
43 Brew Sessions Created

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Date Added Name
6/20/2022 Cucumber Mint Kolsch II Cucumber Mint Kolsch II
4/30/2022 Woodland Empire Big Sticky Red IPA Woodland Empire Big Sticky Red IPA
3/22/2022 Rye Ask Why Rye Ask Why
1/23/2022 Irish Red slash Pale Ale Irish Red slash Pale Ale
1/7/2022 Winter Saison Winter Saison
12/19/2021 Coffee Vanilla Porter Coffee Vanilla Porter
11/6/2021 Peppermint Porter Peppermint Porter
9/5/2021 2021 Pumpkin Bock 2021 Pumpkin Bock
8/22/2021 End of Summer Saison End of Summer Saison
8/6/2021 Cucumber Mint Kolsch Cucumber Mint Kolsch
7/3/2021 Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer Dos Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer Dos
5/8/2021 Boise Black Lager Boise Black Lager
3/28/2021 White IPA White IPA
3/18/2021 Vanilla Ginger Cream Seltzer Vanilla Ginger Cream Seltzer
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: Cucumber Mint Kolsch II

Hopsadaisical 6/20/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Woodland Empire Big Sticky Red IPA

Hopsadaisical 5/8/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Everything went smoothly and hit the numbers very close. Pitched yeast about three hours after transferring to fermentor when temp hit about 75. Placed in extra room where temp is approximately 60-65 degrees and left for 10 days before adding dry hops for four days and then adding gelatin and transferring to a keg and cold crashing while carbing.

Brew Session: Rye Ask Why

Hopsadaisical 4/3/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Water treatment - 1/2 tsp gypsum and scant tsp CaCl. Smacked packet and it didn't seem to release the nutrients so wasn't sure about yeast health upon pitching. But the yeast took off and I had to rig a blow off tube the next afternoon. After about a week, the burbling was done but there was a noticeable sulfur aroma. Left beer in primary for 25 days before dry hopping for 3 days...mainly to give it time to clean up all the sulfur!

Brew Session: Irish Red slash Pale Ale

Hopsadaisical 1/23/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Used a fairly carmelized starter to try and compensate for lack of crystal malt in mash. Realized the mash was too acidic probably (below 5 if papers were right) so the beer is likely to be thin. Had trouble with the propane tank, too, so took a while to get mashing. Then started putting mash water into mash tun while the valve was open so lost a quarter gallon of water. Kind of a mess all around.

Brew Session: Winter Saison

Hopsadaisical 1/9/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Had trouble maintaining a boil in cold temps so ended up doing more like a 90 min boil. Added rosemary and orange peel at about 3.5 minutes before flameout.

Brew Session: Coffee Vanilla Porter

Hopsadaisical 12/19/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

2 oz decaf whole coffee beans dry hopped for 36 hours, 4 oz cacao nibs soaked in Johnny Walker Red for 3 days, 2 Costco vanilla beans split, scraped, and soaked in Johnny Walker Red for 3 days. Extracts added to keg when beer transferred and then keg allowed to sit at room temp for 3 days before cold crashed and force carbed.

Brew Session: Peppermint Porter

Hopsadaisical 11/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: 2021 Pumpkin Bock

Hopsadaisical 9/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: End of Summer Saison

Hopsadaisical 8/22/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brought about 3.5 gallons of water up to 162 degrees to get a 150 degree mash. Topped up with a gallon of boiling water at about 60 minutes to bring temp back up to 150...then had to run out to get new propane so ended up with 90 min mash. Brought up to boil and followed hop schedule, adding honey at 10 minutes and spices and whirlfloc at 5 minutes. Cooled down to 85 degrees with wort chiller before bringing inside and allowing to cool down to ~80 before aerating and pitching yeast. NEEDED ...

Brew Session: Cucumber Mint Kolsch

Hopsadaisical 8/6/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brought 3.75 gallons of water up to 158 degrees and added grains for 60 min mash at about 145. Sparged with 4 gallons of water at 170 degrees. Brought to boil for 60 min. After flameout, used wort chiller to bring temp down to 85 degrees before transferring to fermentor and placing in fridge for another few hours to bring temp down to 60. Added yeast and set fermentation chamber to 58 degrees. After a week, brought temp up a few degrees each day until hitting 65. After two days at 65, added 2.5 ...

Brew Session: Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer Dos

Hopsadaisical 7/3/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Treated 5.25 gallons of water with campden but boiled only 3.75 gallons for 10 min with the herbal additions. Added Proper Seltzer yeast nutrient packet at flameout. Let herbs stay in liquid until seltzer and wort; cooled to about 85 degrees. Then transferred to fermentor and topped off with remainder of treated water. Rehydrated (skip next time) and pitched yeast at about 88 degrees. Visible fermentation within a couple hours. After 9 days the FG was at 0.994!! Considering adding a small ...

Brew Session: Boise Black Lager

Hopsadaisical 5/8/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brewing went pretty smoothly. Might have added an additional .25-5 gallons of water since only 5 made it into the fermentor but otherwise spot on. Fermentation started up quickly and vigorously within a few hours. Pitched yeast at about 72 degrees but placed into ferm chamber at 58 for 4 days before gradually increasing temp to 65 over the next 4 days.

Brew Session: White IPA

Hopsadaisical 4/11/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brought 7.5 gallons up to 164 degrees and then mashed grains in 4 gallons water. Had ~2.5 gallons of 1st runnings and then sparged twice with 2 gallons to bring the kettle to 6.5 gallons for the boil. Because of how much hop/wheat content, should have used an additional 0.5 gallons of water as I ended up with only 5 gallons in the fermentor and will lose at least a half gallon by the time I keg. Fermentation visible by morning.

Brew Session: Vanilla Ginger Cream Seltzer

Hopsadaisical 3/28/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Treated 5.25 gallons of water with campden tablet, brought to a boil, added baking soda and yeast nutrient, then added sugar, completely dissolving before returning to heat and bringing back to boil. Added diced up ginger for the 15 min boil and a few strips of tangelo zest (just cuz). Used wort chiller to bring liquid down to ~82 degrees. Moved to fermentor. Rehydrated yeast in 95 degree water for 20 minutes and then added to solution. Sliced, scraped, and added two vanilla beans to 75mL vodka ...

Brew Session: Yogi Bear Golden Stout

Hopsadaisical 1/31/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Put crushed coffee beans and cacao nibs in separate jars with vodka to extract flavor and let sit at room temp for about 5 days, then moved to fridge for a couple of weeks (started on brew day). Threw in a vanilla bean, scraped and diced, after primary fermentation slowed on day 6 (gravity reading at 1.014) to sit for a couple weeks. OG was a bit lower than expected but fermentation took off overnight.

Brew Session: Kaffir Lime Ginger and Hibiscus Seltzer

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

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
  • Conditioning

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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