What a day! I woke up at 6 AM (not bad considering I got out of work at 11 PM last night) to pick my hops, got started by 10 AM, finished by 3 PM, and I'm dead tired now. I was determined to get my first year hops into a beer, and even though my usual brew buddy couldn't make it, I powered through.
My recipe for my Rhizome IPA was pretty simple, just something to showcase my hops. The recipe is as follows:
8 lbs American 2-Row
2 lbs Carapils
White Labs California Ale yeast (001 I think?)
and my entire first year crop of Chinook hops (which ended up being 12 oz picked, which should mean about 3 oz or so dry, but I didn't dry them).
Fresh hops in a beer are freakin amazing, they look beautiful & they smell fantastic.
Here's some beer p0rn:
Just after I tossed them into the pot...