All Grain Yeast:
Wyeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity Yeast Starter:
2L Starter Batch Size (Gallons):
5.5 Original Gravity:
1.062 Final Gravity:
22.1 Boiling Time (Minutes):
4.2 SRM Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Pitched at 62 and rose to 74 over course of a week, kept at 72 until FG was reached Additional Fermentation:
Bottle Conditioned Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
N/a Tasting Notes:
See below for detailed tasting notes...
7 pounds Rahr Pale 2 Row
5 pounds Castle Pilsner
1 pound White Wheat Malt
2 cups Plain White Table Sugar
Mashed 6.5 Gallons @ 150 for 60 minutes
Batch Sparged 2 Gallons @ 170 for 20 minutes
0.5 Ounces Saaz 5.8% AAU @ 60
0.5 Ounces Saaz 5.8% AAU @ 23
1 Ounces Saaz 5.8% AAU @ 5
0.6 TSP Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
1 Tab Whirflock @ 15 minutes
Look: Crystal clear, light golden color, effervescent, gold is deep and strong while still light.
Aroma: Spicy light and fragrant hop aroma, strong malt presence in the aroma, slight fruity esters and moderate phenolics that create a complexity above what grist bill represents. Phenolics may be perceived as the spiciness from the Saaz hops, unable to tell.
Taste: Similar to aroma, crisp, light taste. Fruity esters are dominant, phenolics present mostly in the middle and very dominant in the aftertaste. Saaz hops provide a symbiotic relationship with the yeast phenolics. Alcohol taste not present at all.
Mouthfeel: Light, refreshing, dry crisp finish. Silky smooth initial mouthfeel with phenolics and a carbonation level that leave your tounge feeling pricked with small liquid barbs and wanting more.
Drinkability: The most drinkable beer I have made to date, extremely refreshing, satisfying, ever sip leaves you wanting more.
I made 10 gallons of this for my wedding and everyone loved it, raved about it, it was extremely flattering as the brewer to say the least. It was pretty damn cool to look around the room and see such a large group of people enjoying my brew...very rewarding experience!