2 Week update on the Stumbling Bumbling Idiot BIPA
Time for dry hopping! Who like pictures?
Mmmmm, used motor oil. Look at that krausen sludge!
Here's what it looked like in a glass. It finished at 1.018, down from 1.079 OG. Quite a bit stronger than what I was going for at 8.3% ABV, temp corrected. On brew day, the wort was not at all pleasant and I thought for sure this brew would only be good as a blender. 2 weeks of fermentation later, and this is a completely different beer. It's unlike anything I've had before, but it is really good. It's not going to be a CDA/BIPA per style guidelines, but I think I'm going to enjoy the hell out of it just the same.
Time for dry hopping. It's my first time, so better safe than sorry. Boiling the sack with a glass weight.
Sanitizing my tools
1 Oz each of leaf hops, Citra, Cascade and Amarillo
Ready to go!!
I'm only going to DH for 7 days. What do you all think I should do after that? Rack off of the hops and age for a while, or just bottle 'em up? It should probably be treated like a DIPA no? Maybe split the batch?