So after brewing quite a few hoppy beers decided to get something a little less hoppy and more yeast forward and after reading around I decide to try brew a hefeweizen. Next up I had to decide if I want to give a decoction mash a try.
Been a bit lapse on post so far this year, so far have managed to brew a american wheat hopped with NZ hops which is a session able 3.5% and also my biggest IPA to date with a boat load of mosaic hops, its currently sat dry hopping with 50g of mosaic and another 50g of centennial and smelling amazing, will be bottling this up later in the week.
Managed to get a brew day in on new years eve, this might have to become a little tradition. For a while I have like the sound of a recipe for a clone of a Surly bitter which I have seen on northern brewer website.
So put together the recipe below based loosely around information on the NB website and the Surly website the aim was to have a nicely hopped, easy drinking bitter to take me into the new year.
So the brew day that happen on friday all went to plan, might even have been my smoothest brewday to date! The original plan ended up changing mainly as I though I was over complicating things. I reigned it all in and ended up with what I think was a much simpler recipe, and hopefully much tastier.
Going to be brewing up a hoppy pale tomorrow just not sure which hoping schedule to use, its between these two.
So with friday off work it was time to get a brew on, been planning on brewing a IPA with Rye in for a while now mainly after tasting Sierra nevada’s – Ruthless Rye.
Have now moved the brewing out of the kitchen after moving house and into the garage its nice having some space. Got the new kit setup, still need a few more bits, not sure the cardboard box holding up the mash tun is the greatest idea but decided to take it for a test run.