Saturday, November 12, 2011

Beer 2

So this post is long overdue. Late last summer (August) I brewed beer 2 - AHS Anniversary IPA. The ingredients:
  • 1 lb Crystal 75L Malt
  • 8 lbs Extra Pale Extract
  • 1 oz Magnum hops (bittering - 60 minute)
  • 1 oz Falconer's Flight hops (flavoring - 15 minute)
  • 1 oz Cascade hops (dry hopping)
  • SafAle US-05 dry yeast

OG: 1.058 FG: 1.014 ABV: about 6%

I didn't use any aroma hops. I let it go three weeks in primary, then two in secondary with the cascade hops, then I bottled. This was the first beer I've made so far that I didn't make any mistakes on, and it came out great. Even when I was racking it to the secondary fermenter, it tasted good enough that I drank a pint then. It was flat, but tasted like an English "Real Ale" from a cask. It's even better now! I'm definitely going to make this recipe again.

I'm thinking about trying an all grain (no extract) brew next. It's more difficult, but the beer will taste better without that extract "twang" thtat all extract beers seem to have. A local Homebrew store just opened up here in Melbourne do I don't have to buy online anymore.

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