Westfarthing Pale

Posted: July 3, 2011 in Pale Ale

Westfarthing Pale
8.75 lbs 2 Row
0.5 lbs Crystal 10
0.5 lbs Wheat
0.75 oz Cascade 7.0% (FWH – 60 mins)
0.50 oz Centennial 10.5% (15 mins)
0.50 oz Citra 13.4% (10 mins)
1.00 oz Simcoe 12.7% (5 mins)
1.00 oz Amarillo 10.9% (5 mins)
0.75 oz Centennial 10.5% (Dry hop – 14 Days)
0.50 oz Citra 13.4% (Dry hop – 14 Days)
1.00 oz Simcoe 12.7% (Dry hop – 14 Days)
1.00 oz Amarillo 10.9% (Dry hop – 14 Days)
1 tsp Irish Moss
1/2 tsp Wyeast Yeast Nutrient
Wyeast 1056 American Ale (Lot#1336157 Mfg 06/07/11) – 1 Liter Starter on stir plate for ~40 hours.

Mash @153ºF w/ 13qts of water (1.33qts/lb) for 60 mins.  Batch sparge twice 2.25 gallons each time for 6.2 gallons preboil.

Expected OG = 1.057
OG = 1.057 (80%)
FG = 1.010
ABV = 6.2%
IBU = 55.5
SRM = 4.3

07/03/11 – Brewed today.  Everything went smooth.  Cascade was a little higher AA% than I thought give me about 4 more IBU.  Got 80% out of my new grain mill.  I only collected about 4.67 gallons, but that’s because using all whole hops absorbed some wort.  My system is pretty solid and if I start with 6.2 gallons I’ll end up with 5.  Hopefully this one is nice and grapefruity, with some orange and tropical characteristics.

07/17/11 – Dry hopped.

07/31/11 – Kegged.  Very fruity smell and very pleasant hoppy taste.  Still a bit young to give accurate tasting notes.  Will post in a few weeks.

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