Blonde in the Garage
4 HCU (~4 SRM)
9.5 lb. American 2-row
0.5 lb. American crystal 10L
60% efficiency (First Shot at this System
Dough in 3.5 Gal @ 168°F
Mash 60 min @ 152°F
Sparge 4 Gal @ 170°F Until 6 Gal wort collected
.5 oz. Amarillo (9.8% AA, 60 min.)
.25 oz. Amarillo (9.8% AA, 10 min.)
Cooled to ~70°F w/ wort chiller (forming whirlpool)
Poured 5.5 Gal wort into 6.5 Gal Glass Carboy
Pitched Growler of 1272 yeast and attached airlock
10 Days @ ~60°F
Slowly cooled to 55°F
17 Days @ 55°F (Same carboy, no racking)
Allow to rise to ~70°F for 3 days
Crash cooled as low as possible with 2-liter Ice cubes for 24 hrs
Racked 5 gal to Corny Keg
2.5 Vol Co2 (11 psi for 10 days)
Light, crisp, slightly fruity with nice citrus notes. Creamy finish. Not too bad for a basic light beer.
1. Strict bud light drinker upon tasting: "I like the smell on this beer, that's pretty good!"
2. Homebrew First Timer: "Wow thats really good! Kind of a creamy taste at the end. Honey come try this, guess where he got this beer!"
Allowing it to cold condition for about a month in the fridge, getting clearer everyday. Will post picture when I break it in.
Well here's the picture...
[Edit:] Forgot to add Irish Moss until the last minute or two of the boil. oops.