Hops Harvest 2018

Over 2kg or wet hops, the entire harvest, ploughed into one batch of beer in hopes that it will be ‘hoppy’!

Brewing notes:

  1. Big mess-up! I forgot to install the bazooka screen in the kettle (for filtering the finished wort off the hops) before the mash. To recover from this situation I had to transfer the almost boiling wort into an empty fermentor, install the bazooka screen and transfer the wort back into the kettle and bring back up to the boil. It cost me an hour extra in the brewing process plus added risk of hot side aeration which I hope I mitigated by pouring as gently as I could.
  2. Batch sparging the grain was made a bit difficult by the size of the grain bill (almost 8.5kg). Definately the upper limit for the smaller pot that I use for batch sparging.
  3. Cooling went very slowly due to the volume of solid hops material in the kettle. I got it just below 30C and refrigerated overnight to get to pitching temp of 19C.

Style Information

Name: American Pale Ale
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Pale Ale Malt 3.2 kg
Pilsner 2.5 kg
Rye Malt 1.5 kg
Gladfield Light Crystal 0.6 kg
Wheat Malt 0.5 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Fresh picked (wet) cascade 300g 7.8% 2340 30
Fresh picked (wet) cascade 300 7.8% 2340 10
Fresh picked (wet) cascade 300 7.8% 2340 7
Fresh picked (wet) other 300 11.5% 3450 5
Fresh picked (wet) cascade 1024 7.8% 7987.2 2
Fresh picked (wet) other 300 11.5% 3450 0
0% 0 minutes
0% 0 minutes


Name Amount Notes
US-05 1 packet rehydrated

Mash Steps

Name Step Type Step Time Temperature
Saccharification Rest Infusion 60 67 C


Amount: 31.5 liters
Water Description:
Time: 30 minutes
Target Batch Size: 30 liters


Estimated OG: 1.067
Estimated FG: 1.017
Estimated ABV: 6.58%
Actual OG: 1.070
Actual FG: 1.014
Actual ABV: 7.37%

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