One Month Hop Update

30 04 2011

It’s been about a month since I planted the hops, and let the record show that I’ve successfully sprouted all three hop rhizomes. The weather Read the rest of this entry »

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Blind Pig IPA – Bottling Day

17 04 2011

I finally got around to bottling my Blind Pig IPA clone on 4/11, about 4 weeks after moving it to my secondary fermentor for dry hopping. It was probably a week or so more than needed, but I was busy and didn’t get around to it. Read the rest of this entry »





Blind Pig IPA clone Dry Hopping

19 03 2011

The Blind Pig IPA clone has been in the primary fermentor for 6 days and fermentation has slowed to a crawl (a bubble every 10 or so seconds). It’s time to move it to the secondary fermentor for dry hopping.

I sanitized all the equipment Read the rest of this entry »





Blind Pig IPA clone brewday

13 03 2011

So I smacked my yeast starter pack last night and awoke today to an inflated yeast pouch — hopefully that means my yeast is healthy and ready to go. I decided not to do a small starter as everything I read said that this starter size should be adequate for wort up to 1.060 OG. I’m shooting for Read the rest of this entry »





Partial Mash Blind Pig IPA clone

11 03 2011

The first brew I’m going to attempt in the new house will be a Blind Pig IPA clone I found on menuinprogress.com. After trying to eliminate the ‘extract twang’ from my previous brews to no avail, I’m trying a partial mash strategy to hopefully produce a better beer.

In order to brew this recipe, I needed Read the rest of this entry »