Hops Harvest 2022

This years fresh hops stew brewed with a total of 1.8kg (1.1 C, 0.7 N) of hops picked the night before. Hops measures for recipe divided by 5 to get approx weight in dry hops.

– Mash: start temp 68° (66.5° after 40mins), 1.5hrs
– 32L in kettle @ 1.053
– Added final hops over last 5 mins of boil (needed that amount of time to mix them in)
– 25min hops stand (100° -> 84°)
– OG: 1.062
– Chilled to 21° and further cooled in fridge
– Rehydrated yeast (29.5° -> 24°) and pitched @ ~ 16.5° est, set temp controller for 19°

Day 1 (Sun, 20/3) ~ 17°
Day 2 (Mon) ~ 18-19° – signs of fermentation, a little bit of pressure building
Day 3 (Tue) – 19° – up to almost 40psi!!! Spunding & pressure gauge were not properly seated. Hooked up keg to gas out. A bit of a mess up because the posts were not tight and sealed; it released too much pressure too quick so it foamed up and got some liquid into line and keg. Had to clean out keg and line before hooking up again. Back on track after extra clean up.
Day 4 (Wed) – pressure built back up to 30psi overnight, gradually reduced to 13psi
Day 5 (Th) – reduced to 11psi
Day 6-9 (Fri-Mon) – let temp rise to 20-20.5 and pressure up to 15psi
Cold crashed for ~1 week
Kegged on 11/04/22


Style Information

Name: American IPA
Recipe Type: All Grain

Grains & Extracts

Name Amount Notes
Maris Otter Malt 5.5 kg
Wheat Malt 0.5 kg
Crystal 60 0.3 kg
Gladfield Sour Grapes 0.2 kg


Name Amount Alpha Acid % AAU Time Notes
Cascade 0.02 kg 7.8% 0.156 30 actual 100g fresh hops
Cascade 0.04 kg 7.8% 0.312 10 actual 200g fresh hops
Cascade 0.158 kg 7.8% 1.2324 1 actual 790g fresh hops, added throughout final 5 mins of boil
Nelson Sauvin 0.146 kg 11.5% 1.679 1 actual 730g fresh hops, added throughout final 5 mins of boil


Name Type Use Amount Time Notes
Koppafloc Fining Boil 0.002 kg 15
Calcium Chloride Water Agent Boil 0.004 kg 0 added to sparge water
Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) Water Agent Boil 0.012 kg 0 added to sparge water


Name Amount Notes
Safale US-05 1 pkt rehydrated

Mash Steps

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


Amount: 28.35 liters
Water Description:
Time: 30 minutes
Target Batch Size: 27 liters


Estimated OG: 1.057
Estimated FG: 1.014
Estimated ABV: 5.64%
Actual OG: 1.062
Actual FG: 1.013
Actual ABV: 6.44%

Tasting notes

Initial tasting at kegging - found it to be a bit sweet/cloying and not super hoppy. A bit surprising considering how much hops went in. Perhaps not enough bittering hops? However, I got to really love this beer despite lack of a big hops hit. Such a great malt base that I decided to use same grain bill in next beer but with different set of hops.

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