An unscheduled broadcast of Irregular Zymurgy - batch number 02-5
Last night I brewed another batch of ale. I've had all the materials lying around for some 12 days, I had actively procrastinated by brewing a different batch this weekend. Tonight, it will be done. Tonight, it must be done. If we all are lucky, this batch will complete primary fermentaion and be force-carbonated in time for grundoon's barbecue on the second weekend of May.
As with every other batch, I set water to boil. Since I had burnt the grain bag on the last batch, I simply dumped in
- 3/4 lb crystal 80L malt (crushed grain)
and let it come to boil while I searched the freezer for hops. Once it boiled, I strained the tea into a larger pot, and stirred in
- 4 lbs wheat malt extract,
- 1½ lbs amber malt extract, and
- ½ lb wildflower honey.
This too was brought to a boil, at which point
- 2 oz Mt Hood hops
were added. After 30 minutes, more hops,
- 2 oz Fuggles,
went into the pot. This all continued to boil for another 20 minutes. (The wort boiled for about 50 minutes total.) As finishing hops, I threw in the remaining
- 1 oz Mt Hood hops
and let it steep for 20 minutes. It was then poured over 6 lbs of ice, and decanted into a carboy. This wort was pitched with White Labs strain #300 "hefeweisen ale", which should contribute banana and clove notes to the aroma.
two jugs of beer in the corner
in the early of the morn
murmer to each other
what do they conspire?
what do they dream at night?