Monday, November 21, 2011

Homebrew: American Style IPA

A big thank you to iRob for his help with this batch. I used a clone recipe for Stone IPA as the base, but substituted the ingredients based on what I could get at the Vineyard.

Steep 6 oz. 40L crystal malt at 150 F for 30 minutes.
3.5 kg light dry matl extract
1.5 oz. Falconer's flight hop pellets @ 10.5% AA (bittering)
boil 45 minutes @ 3 gallons
.5 oz Falconer's Flight hop pellets
boil 14 minutes
1 oz. Cascade hop pellets @ 5.9% AA
pitch yeast Wyeast 1272 American Pale II (note - this was added the next day - my original yeast had turned)
1 week later: racked to carboy, added 1 oz. Cascade hop pellets (5.9% AA)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Beer in Calgary

Well, with Bottlescrew Bills, Wurst, Craft, and now Beer Revolution, a serious beer drinker in Calgary can actually find some good, non-mainstream brews on tap. Now all this city needs to do is work on the overly small number of craft breweries. I have high hopes for the Village Brewery!