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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2nd crack at Busted Wing IPA

The man behind the name, Jeff. He's still brewing with me in whatever capacity he can. Here he helps out putting chilled, oxygenated wort into the fermentor.  It's amazing how much it helps to have another brewer to brew with!
My last attempt at the Busted Wing IPA didn't turn out so well so I tried it again a week later. I made this one with Magnum, Centennial, Bravo, and Cascade hops. I got rid of the Simcoe because it's not going to be a pellet hop that I can get all the time. It smelled and tasted good going into the fermentor! I also backed off the medium crystal malts and added a little more light crystal...the color on the last one was a little darker than I would have preferred. OG was around 1.072. I am in Seattle now, but when I get back, I should be able to see how it turned out. As far as the last batch of Busted Wing goes, I dry-hopped it with Citra hops before I left and that one will go into the keg on Monday along with Busted Wing II! think it will actually be a good IPA, not a pale ale, as I thought. The citra hops will give it a nice orange/lemon nose. The taps will then be full once again after this! This time, I really want to have a little party to serve the beer and maybe some good meat thrown in the smoker.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

Who's your hot assistant?? Introduce me!