After way too long a pause, I've started another batch of homebrew. This time I'm going for an American Strong Ale (an Arrogant Bastard clone). Tonight, I got the yeast started and I plan to pitch the brew onto that yeast cake this weekend. I brewed up a gallon and a half of unhopped wort to get the wee yeasties going. After I rack off the liquid, I may try my hand at making a malt vinegar. The recipe I'm using is...
- 12 lb. two-row malt
- 1.25 lb. Crystal (120L)
- .75 lb DME (I added this when the SG didn't end up as high as I wanted)
- 1.5 Oz. Chinook (whole), 60 min.
- 1.0 Oz. Chinook (whole), 30 min.
- 1.0 Oz. Chinook (whole), flame out (I added a wee bit more that was left in the bag.)
- Irish moss at 15 min.