Brewed an IPA this past weekend. It was really cold out and I missed my mash and sparge temperatures pretty badly on the low side. I kept trying to heat them up but my tun ran out of space. I was shooting for 152 but I think I was around 146-148. This of course made me miss my OG, which was 1.058 but was supposed to be 1.073. It's fermenting away, so I guess I'll see what I end up with.
I want to make something pretty radical and out there and am up for pretty much anything. The competition is April 1 so I am running out of time. Any of you guys got any ideas for something you've tried/want to try/think would be cool to try etc? I guess I can fall back on my peanut butter brown if I can't brew anything before then.
3 lbs 8.0 oz Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 77.8 %
8.0 oz Carapils (Briess) (1.5 SRM) Grain 2 11.1 %
4.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 60L (60.0 SRM) Grain 3 5.6 %
4.0 oz Vienna Malt (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 4 5.6 %
0.02 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 5 1.2 IBUs
0.02 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 Hop 6 1.7 IBUs
0.02 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 7 1.1 IBUs
0.02 oz Summit [17.00 %] - First Wort 60.0 min Hop 8 3.3 IBUs
0.02 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 9 1.0 IBUs
0.02 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 10 1.4 IBUs
0.02 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 11 0.9 IBUs
0.02 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 45.0 min Hop 12 2.8 IBUs
0.02 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 13 0.8 IBUs
0.02 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 14 1.2 IBUs
0.02 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 15 0.8 IBUs
0.02 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 30.0 min Hop 16 2.3 IBUs
0.02 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 17 0.5 IBUs
0.02 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 18 0.7 IBUs
0.02 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 19 0.5 IBUs
0.02 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 15.0 min Hop 20 1.5 IBUs
0.02 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 21 0.3 IBUs
0.02 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 22 0.4 IBUs
0.02 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 23 0.3 IBUs
0.02 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 7.0 min Hop 24 0.8 IBUs
2.00 Items Mild Green Chili (Boil 5.0 mins) Flavor 25 -
0.25 Cup Cilantro (Boil 5.0 mins) Herb 26 -
0.02 oz Ahtanum [6.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 27 0.1 IBUs
0.02 oz Amarillo Gold [8.50 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 28 0.1 IBUs
0.02 oz Cascade [5.50 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 29 0.1 IBUs
0.02 oz Summit [17.00 %] - Boil 2.0 min Hop 30 0.3 IBUs
1.0 pkg American Ale II (Wyeast Labs #1272) [124 Yeast 31 -
0.50 Cup Cilantro (Secondary 7.0 days) Herb 32 -
Essentially a quarter ounce of each hop added throughout the whole boil. The chilis are supposed to work better in lighter hopped beers which is why it is a bit low in the IBU range. Gonna get some mild chilis so its not so much hot as just flavorful hopefully, and I'll add them and some cilantro at 5min. Will also dry hop with some cilantro for a week.
Haven't had cilantro in beer (that I can think of), but I did recently have a beer with oregano and bay leaf that was pretty good actually. Here's a blurb from the brewer-
Aquariva’s beer is a session amber ale, and 4 oz. combined of oregano and bay went into a 7 bbl batch. The bay leaf is more dominant and comes through on both the nose and the back palate with a Fernet-like herbaceousness; the oregano requires a little more searching for, but it’s identifiable after you dig past the other flavors in the beer. In some ways, that’s exactly what we were hoping to do.
I've always wanted to get cilantro into a beer, but have no good idea on how to do so. A citrusy pale ale with cilantro dryhop?
I've always wanted a cilantro beer. Actually, a cilantro, lime, sweet corn, beer to be exact. Kind of imagine the white rice and corn at chipotle as a base flavor.
Maybe I'm just crazy though.
Only thing I know is that an affinity for cilantro is VERY person specific. The people that like it, love it. The people that don't, hate it. Only mentioning that as you said it would be a judged event and could hurt you if you had some dislikes in the panel.
That's true. I don't really care about winning competitions now that I think about it. I like the feedback aspect moreso than numbers on a paper, and I can get that by bringing it to the event rather than spending x$ to have other people judge it. Plus I think I can objectively judge it myself and know a few friends can.
Is your peanut butter brown done? How did it turn out im very interested in trying to brew something like that.
It's in the diacetyl rest right now. If I get around to it I'll take a hydro sample and bottle this weekend. Pretty sure I need to strain it again but I don't really want to risk oxidization so idk what to do. The peanut butter smell has died down a lot with the fermentation but I think it's actually become more pleasant now.
There's a beer festival Saturday in Melbourne btw, 2-5pm and then bbq/cask tappings afterwards. I'll be there most of the day if anyone else was looking for something to do.
These ****s cant even get their site working correctly. If I was in your position I know where I would be at 2 and 5.
Probably going to founders tent for blushing monk and that's it. Had CBS and KBS a few times in the last month so the lines won't be worth it. I really enjoy staying away from Founders and Bells at the fest (other than if they have something super rare) and go hit up the small breweries from different parts of the state