Ok, so I brewed my 5th batch last night, and have some comments that I would like to get some input on. Drinking a glass of Three Philosophers Quadrupel while brewing
I am thinking of calling it Big Bubba Ale (I call my black lab bubba?)...though it may be an IPA after doing some IBU calculations. I found a 10 gal recipe in a book and my LHBS helped me get it organized to 5 gal...
2 gal of Spring water, .5 gal tap water added to boil
1.5lbs of caramel malt for steeping 20 minutes ~155 degrees
3lbs Briess DME Golden light LD Carlson
3.3lbs Munich LME Briess CBW
1lb Muntons Wheat DME
8:20 all Malts added
2 minutes 2 oz Northern Brewer hops start of boil 8:22
29 minutes 1 oz Cascade hops 8:49
48 Minutes 1 oz Willamette 9:08
50 minutes ~1 oz Honey 9:10
55 minutes Turned off at 9:15, Placed lid on pot put in Icy cold sink
Went to couch FELL ASLEEP woke up over an hour later 10:45
At 10:45 I mixed the cooled wort with 3 gallons of ice cold spring water….when I pitched yeast Temp was between 52-55 degrees….poured wort into 2 gallons of cold water topped off with final gallon of spring water made just over 5 gal…like 5.2 gallons
The IBU calculators are telling me like 90 IBUs or higher...these were some high AAU Northern brewer hops but dang!
So I am open to tips pointers??? Like Don't fall asleep....I was thinking about doing some dry hopping in the secondary to add some more aroma??
How long should I let this one mature?