It's been over a decade since I brewed. But been thinking about it for a while, and I can get away with it as it's Father's Day. Went to the homebrew store & got the grains/hops/yeast, so it's happening.
Running around trying to find all the odds & ends, or at least the ones I remember that I need. Cleaning off 10 years of dust. What should be replaced vs. what can be cleaned & sanitized effectively.
Plan started as this:
New England IPA, 5 gallon
13# Golden Promise
2# flaked oats
S04 & Windsor dry yeast
1 oz. each El Dorado/Citra/Mosaic Whirlpool
I made a hop back right before I stopped brewing & never used it. Going to see if that works, so 1 oz each in that.
I'm going to try the fermentation hops - around day 2 or 3 of primary right? Again, 1 oz. of each.
Then dry hop in the kegs. Undecided - so expensive at the lhbs, so think I might try for one of those deals posted lately for that. 4 - 6 oz. in each though.
So I used to primary in a 6.5 gallon carboy - had a wide mouth, so relatively easy to dry hop in it. Always did a 7 to 10 day primary, then straight to keg. But I can't find it. wtf.
Ok, so I'm cleaning out two 5 gallon carboys - I don't want to settle for a 4 gal batch (giving room for fermentation) so I'm going to split the batch - so now I'm making 8 gallons. Gotta pump up the fermentables...still have some stuff in sealed bags - 2# of flaked corn; still not as high as planned, but closer. Should still be good right? Only been 10 - 12 years ago that I bought it.
Hey, since I'm splitting it, why not make 2 different beers? I found some carafa III & some dark Belgian candi syrup - could steep & add to fermenter for a Black NEIPA. Also found some alpha amyalse - maybe add to fermenter for a Brut beer?
I told myself to keep it simple, but here I go lol. Wish me luck...have a feeling everything that can go wrong will go wrong!
Edited by Buscotucky, 16 June 2018 - 04:23 PM.