Hopergency Ale

Last week I ordered some new yeast, but when I got it one of the Wyeast packs was already swollen.  I probably could have sent it back because I’m a pretty good customer at this retailer and they have great customer service, but I decided to do an “emergency” brew.  So I just threw this recipe together.  I knew I wanted to brew an IPA or Pale ale with the yeast and the several ounces of hops I had in the freezer.  To be honest it started as a Pale ale, but I kept adding more and more hops, because I do that sometimes.

Basics:
Name: Hopergency Ale
Style: American Pale Ale -> Belgo-American Pale Ale
Estimated OG: 1.058
Estimated FG: 1.017
ABV: 5.2%

Grist:
8lb Pale Malt US 2 Row
1lb Maris Otter
.5lb Cara 20
.5lb Special B

Mash:
Single Step Infusion
Mash In 12.5q 162°(adj for equip temp) for154° 60 min
Mash Out 5.25q 198° for 170° 10 min

Boil:
1.5oz Magnum whole leaf (60min)
1 Whirlfloc tablet, Boil (15min)
1 tsp Yeast Nutrient (10min)
1oz Sorachi Ace whole leaf (7min)
.5oz Cascade pellets (5min)
.5oz Summit pellets (5min)
.5oz Cascade pellets (2min)
.5oz Summit pellets (2min)

American Ale Activator Wyeast ACT1056

Notes:
As it turned out this yeast was dead. No fermentation for 3 days. My fault for not ordering it w/ ice during the summer. So I pitched a mason jar of Trappist High Gravity ale yeast I had saved from my Patersbier a couple weeks back..

Chrushing Grains

Sparging

Draining Mash Tun

Magnum Hops

Magnum Hops

Weighing last 1/2 oz of Magnum

Adding 1.5oz of Magnum

Adding to primary

Adding to Primary

Ready for Fermentation Fridge

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  2. beertographer Says:

    I dig your setup! Did you make the sparge arm yourself or buy it somewhere?

  3. Simply Beer Says:

    Thanks! I got The sparge arm from Midwest homebrewing supplies


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