WLP500 & 530 Yeast Starter:
Yes! Batch Size (Gallons):
5.0 Original Gravity:
1.082 Final Gravity:
16.3 Boiling Time (Minutes):
17.9 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
31 Additional Fermentation:
Bottle condition for 1-2 months Tasting Notes:
This was one tricky brew, but I've learned a bit from it and will definitely be trying this one again. Great results in the end, heavy fruit/ester nose & a deep, nutty finish with a very slight hoppy twang to top it off. Final ABV was 8.3% (high FG, keep reading!)
.5 lb Special B
.5 lb CaraMunich
8.5 lb Light Pilsen LME
1.5 lb Bavarian Wheat DME
1.5 lb Dark Candi syrup
2 oz. Fuggles @ 60 min.
1 oz. Styrian Goldings @ 10 min.
Whirlfloc (1/2 tab was enough)
4 oz. corn sugar (priming solution)
Primary for 31 days @ 70F, bottled & conditioned for approx. 40 days at the same temperature. Due to the high OG, the yeast crapped out a bit early (target was 1.015
), so I'd suggest doing a single starter for one yeast strain, then do another for the second after a week or two. It also took longer than expected to carbonate, but again (thanks to Revvy's infinite wisdom), it just took a little time.
Will age a few sixers and see how they develop in the next few months.