Brew Date: 03-08-2018
Calc OG: 1.072 BE: 75% DP: 115 SRM: 16 IBUs: 39 TGW: 2.6 lbs.
Bring 1.5 gal water to 152 F. Mash grains for 75 mins. Bring .5 gal sparge water to 160 F. Sparge grain bag for 15 min. Add sparge wort to boil kettle. Bring to boil. Add 4g Chinook, boil for 50 min. Add 4g Centennial, 4g Cascade, and flocculant, boil for 5 min. Add 4g Centennial, 4g Cascade, boil for 5 min. Turn off heat. Chill pot to 72 degrees. Rack wort to secondary pot with 2 drops Fermcap-S. Rack wort to carboy. Aerate.
Hydrometer reading (Original Gravity) = 1.074
Top off volume to one gallon. Pitch yeast. Fit air-lock.
Fermenter is at 72 F and started bubbling within a few hours--still very strong at 24 hrs. Bubbling has slowed dramatically after 36 hrs. Allow 2 weeks. Rack to secondary fermenter. Allow 1 more week.
After 3 weeks fermentation, rack to bottling pot.
Hydrometer reading (Final Gravity) = 1.012 ABV = (1.074 - 1.012) x 131.25 = 8.1%
Add priming sugar: 25g Sucrose. Filled 9 - 12oz bottles. Allow 2 weeks, then refrigerate.
Not bad, a little twang. Try US-05 instead of Nottingham.