Brew Date: 08-07-2017
Calc OG: 1.065 BE: 75% DP: 5 SRM: 35 IBUs: 50 TGW: 2.8 lbs.
Yeast: Safale US-04
Bring 1.5 gal water to 152F. Steep specialty grains for 30 min, then remove. Bring to boil, then turn off heat, add malt extract, and bring back to boil, stirring frequently. Add 6g Chinook, boil for 45 min. Add 3g Cascade and 3g Centennial, boil for 5 min. Add flocculant, boil 5 min. Add 3g Cascade and 3g Centennial, 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) = 1.067
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.
After 2 weeks fermentation, rack to bottling pot.
Hydrometer reading (Final Gravity) = 1.004 ABV = (1.067 - 1.004) x 131.25 = 8.3%
Add priming sugar. Filled 9 - 12oz bottles. Allow 2 weeks, then refrigerate.
Good hop/malt balance. Very drinkable! Nice kick.