All Grain Yeast:
US-05 (rehydrated) Yeast Starter:
nah Additional Yeast or Yeast Starter:
nah Batch Size (Gallons):
5.75 Original Gravity:
~1.050 Final Gravity:
~36 (Tinseth) Boiling Time (Minutes):
4.5 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
14 days Additional Fermentation:
5 days at 64, 9-10 at 68 Tasting Notes:
Super drinkable. Make this beer.
Thought I'd share this one with the group. It's become my house beer. So simple, so good.
10lbs Maris Otter
.25oz Mosaic (12.7%) @ 60min
.75oz Mosaic (12.7%) @ 15min
1.0oz Mosaic (12.7%) @ 0min (hopstand for 20min before chilling)
2.0oz Mosaic (12.7%) - Dry Hop
Mash at 152-153*F. The US-05 will drop it pretty low, so adjust for your preference.
Calculated for ~75% mash efficiency.
Whirlfloc at 10min
Simple SMaSH beer that tastes unbelievably good. Great showcase for the Mosaic hops. Comes in right around 5%, so it's a great session beer. Nice tropical fruit notes from the Mosaic. Do the hopstand - I think it's noticeable and worth the extra 20min during brewday. I do it with all my hoppy beers (I give it a few stirs throughout the hopstand with the chiller). You do get some bitterness from such a hopstand, so keep that in mind. I put 3min into Beersmith for 20min hopstand additions to account for the additional bitterness. YMMV.
Ferments out nicely in 2 weeks. I usually start at 64*F and then crank it up to 68*F after 4 or 5 days to finish out. After that I rack to a keg - usually cold crashing first. If it's going straight into the kegerator after racking I add the dry hops to the keg (strainer bag tied w/ dental floss), put it in the kegerator, force carbonate cold for 10 days or so, then drink. I leave the dry hops in the whole time while drinking. If it's not going into the kegerator right away I add the dry hops to the keg for 4 or 5 days at room temp, then remove them (strainer bag again) and prime the keg with corn sugar. It will be carbed and ready to go in a couple weeks. Tastes amazing either way.
The name has no special meaning (my name isn't Manwell) - a while back my buddy and I drank a keg of this goodness over a couple days and he just started calling it that. Woke up the second day and it was scribbled on the keg board. The name has stuck.
If you like Mosaic or are looking to try it, I highly recommend making this beer. I'm going to make another batch this weekend. I like having a keg of it in the back room all ready to go. Hope you dig it and happy brewing.