New England IPA and Chocolate Storter Ale
Just as Dave challenged Jon with a mystery recipe last year (refresher: Dave provided Jon with the ingredients, but not their quantities or timing), Jon returned the favor to Dave this night. The result? A Chocolate Storter Ale!
Other new additions include MASSIVE amounts of hops for the New England IPA, plus 2x hops for the dry hopping during secondary. And Jon got a new toy: a wort aerator.
Dave reviews his recipe.
Lactose heading into the boil…
Just keep stirring
Jon’s new toy: a wort aerator at work
wort chiller plate
Post-boil note taking
Pitch that yeast!
Primary ferm. Which one is the New England IPA, we wonder?
Citra Double IPA and Copper Ale
This was our first-ever double batch, both all-grain brewing night. We started on a Sunday afternoon and finished 9 hours later, which beat our previous best average per brew time by about 3 hours. We’re getting more efficient!
Jon at work! Sep 2017
Primary Fermentation at the Layger Brewcellar, Sep 2017
Citra Double IPA (left) and a Copper Ale in secondary ferm.
Dryhopping with grapefruit!
Last night’s brew was Layger’s first-ever parallel all-grain + partial mash double brew. It was a long night — a little “brew-tal”. Get it?
Here, Jon enjoys a little “self-sparge”. No, really. That’s a thing.
Tonight we brewed an all-grain IPA with 3 1/2 ounces of Cascade hops added at 10 minutes left to boil.
Jon, during mash
This was Jon’s first time using a yeast starter, and check out the crazy fermentation he was getting within 24 hours. Mmm, chunky. “We’re gonna drink what that turns into!”
Belgian Wit IPA, all-grain
The Buffalo Pistachios took a pounding over 9 hours of brewing.
After a 3-hour swim clinic earlier in the day, Dave could barely lift the brew kettle by midnight.
Jon’s all-grain tower
The finished Belgian Wit IPA, cold and carbonated.
American Pale Ale (all-grain)
Bavarian Helles (extract plus grain)
First brew at Dave’s house
Cascade and Centennial hops, on the vine
The first brew on Jon’s all grain brew tower, June 17, 2014.
American Pale Ale, racked to secondary