Friday, January 3, 2014

Columbus sails again!

First of all, no it hasn't been 16 months since I brewed, I just neglected to post those sessions here as I was brewing recipes that had been done before.  Let's see....  Greg and I brewed up a batch of Poker Dogs Pale Ale and Mark and I brewed up a world class Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale (of which 5 gallons were devoured by the happy party goers at my boss' retirement party), with the only difference being that I added 3 lbs of orange blossom honey to the fermenter after fermentation had almost stopped.  It was fun to watch fermentation kick back up again when all that sugar met with billions of hungry yeasties!  Nom, nom, nom.

Brewing up a couple of firsts (see what I did there?) tomorrow.  The biggest first is that I'll be using my new pump setup so that I won't have to carry around 5 gallons of scalding hot liquids all day.  I'm very stoked about this since it will make brew day faster and easier.  Second, I'm brewing up a new recipe to use a bunch of Columbus hops that I've had vacuum sealed and in the freezer for a few years.  I took the grist recipe for the Mad Pig IPA and changed the hop schedule to use 4 ounces of Magnum hops for bittering and 12 ounces of Columbus hops for flavor and aroma.  The hop schedule may look very, very, very similar to what B3 uses for their Columbus IPA recipe, but just ignore the man behind the curtain and make believe I made this up all by myself.  ;-)

So, here's the part where I show you the recipe and label.  But, be warned, don't have your 14 year old daughter help you design the label or you'll end up with something like this.  ;-)

Columbus IPA
Author: Wade L. Williams

Size 12.0 gal
Efficiency: 64.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%

Original Gravity: 1.060
Terminal Gravity: 1.011
Color: 11.34
Alcohol: 6.45%
Bitterness: 95.5

28 lb Pale Ale Malt
1 lb White Wheat Malt
1 lb Crystal Malt 40L
1 lb Cara-Pils Malt
4 oz Magnum (9.5% adjusted for storage time) - Boiled 60 min
1 lb Corn Sugar - Boiled 10 min
4 oz Columbus (13.2% adjusted for storage time) - Boiled 10 min
4 oz Columbus (13.2%) - Boiled 1 min
4 oz Columbus (13.2%) - Added dry to primary fermenter

Results generated by BeerTools Pro 1.5.12

Happy Brewing!