so i just finished brewing this!
my local store had everything except the amarillo hops. (i subbed pacific jade)
it's now sitting in a bucket with the oak cubes and yeast.
after i had initially cooled it with my coil i gave it a few minutes to settle. which kinda never happened. a lot of junk made it into the primary. oh well
i ended up at about 1073 with a lil less than 5.5 gallons. at this point im hoping 5 makes it into the keg.
cannot wait to taste this beer!!!
I took a gravity reading of mine, since there is still activity and it's at 1.012. I ended up fermenting a little cooler than normal (57-59) so I think warming it up is releasing a lot of CO2 in suspension. If it hasn't changed tonight when I check it again, I will have 10 gallons kegged up Friday!
Holy crap! I never do someone else's recipe but this one sounded too good to be true. Thanks! I don't know how it will all end up, but the first gravity pull at 5 days was unbelievable! Totally orangy and delicious! Started at 1.070 and day 5 was 1.014...gonna let it drop to 1.012 before I dry hop. I thought the 10.5 oz hop bill would be too much but again, it is phenomenal! Side note...I added .25 Citra at 30.