"Tactical Nuclear Kraken" Time to Release the Kraken (e.g. Krausen)!
Brewed 2/23/13 at my friend's house in another state and he has been managing the fermentation.
76.5# Pilsner 2-Row Malt
2# Amber Malt
2# Crystal 45L Malt
MASHED 90min at 147F
Late extract add (last 10min): 2# DME & 4# Dark Liquid Candi Sugar 180L
First Wort - 16oz Warrior
20min - 2oz each of Amarillo, Simcoe & Zeus
15min - 2oz each of Amarillo, Simcoe & Zeus
10min - 2oz each of Amarillo, Simcoe & Zeus
5min - 4oz Citra & 2oz each of Amarillo, Simcoe & Zeus
0min (flame out) - 4oz Citra & 2oz each of Amarillo, Simcoe & Zeus
PITCHED 12 packs Safale American US-05 (no starter). Added 2tbsp yeast nutrient.
Oxygenated with O2 stone prior to pitching and each day for first 7 days in primary.
On Day 3, started adding 40# of Dextrose, 24oz at a time, 2x per day.
On Day 5, Pitched 3 gal starter of SHG WLP099 with a lot of Yeast nutrient (starter included 0.5gal of wort from the batch).
His 27gal Blichmann Fermenator didn't have much headspace left so drained some trub from bottom prior to pitching 3gal starter.
Day 8: Have added 20# of dextrose so far (missed a day) and gravity prior to adding was 1.020 (~16-17% ABV).
There are some different things in the recipe like the 180L candi sugar and a mix of hops. We had a lot of Zeus laying around so decided to use that after we cleaned out the LHBS when buying all the Amarillo, Citra & Simcoe. Our mash wasn't very efficient so we added the DME and 180L to increase the OG. Once the yeast starts dying off (we are shooting for 20%+ ABV) then we'll drain the yeast cake from the bottom then start the secondary conditioning.
14 days: 4oz each of Citra & Zeus + 3oz each of Amarillo & Simcoe
7 days: 4oz each of Citra & Zeus + 3oz each of Amarillo & Simcoe
After 14 days of secondary, cold crash for 2-3 days, rack to cornys, force carbonate (~2.2vols) & bottle in 12oz bottles with scottland's wax tops. Sample liberally