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Brewing Notes:
01/17/2013 esheppy
Thinking of brewing this up on or around my birthday. Think I might have to get rid of some beer to pull this off.
01/31/2013 esheppy
Bought ingredients today. Decided to go with San Diego Super Yeast instead of US05. Should do a starter tonight.
02/01/2013 esheppy
Starter is fermenting away.
02/04/2013 esheppy
Brew day today went well. The mash temp was elusive, but eventually I got there. Everything else went just about perfect.
02/05/2013 esheppy
Fermentation was active by last night, and even more so this morning. Temperature at 64ish.
02/06/2013 esheppy
Fermenation still going really strong in both vessels. The gallon took a bit longer to start, but it is going good now.
02/08/2013 esheppy
Fermentation has slowed down considerably. 68ish. NOTE ... I finally changed the recipe to San Diego Super yeast from US05. This pushed the expected ABV from 7 to 7.6.
02/09/2013 esheppy
Racked into my smaller BB fermentor along with 1oz Cascade, 1oz Chinook, and .5oz Centennial. Sample was hoppy and delicious. The gravity is currently at 1.016, which puts this beer at 7.1% ABV. I expect it will get a bit drier in secondary, but I don't think it will get down to the Beer Smith estimated final gravity.
02/13/2013 esheppy
Kegged tonight. Probably could have dry hopped longer to get slightly more aroma, but I am pleased with the sample. Also bottled up 3 bombers from the extra gallon. That beer was not nearly as good. 1.014 is my FG.
03/09/2013 esheppy
Tried some of the bottles from the extra gallon. Not as good as what is one tap, but not bad at all.
03/12/2013 esheppy
Transferred to another keg because the flow just was not right. Much better now.
04/06/2013 esheppy
Emptied the keg tonight. So sad.
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