ELE brew day thoughts:
Everybody Love Everybody (ELE) pays homage to the American Wheat Ale and the movie it came from: Semi-Pro (damn shame that movie is rated so low, love it). I chose the name as there was some issues going on in life and ELE was very fitting for the situation. It was perfect actually.
The inspiration came from scouring the internet, reading magazines (yes, I still get those), and talking to a new brewing buddy: Alex. He is a co-worker of mine that will always look for a reason to chat home brewing. I can’t let a fellow home brewer down; I have to have the discussions.
I wanted to make a light beer, with low bitterness, easy to drink and not too taxing on the abv. It needed to be a spring beer that carries some hops flavor and aroma.
I ended using a North East IPA style of hop additions: late in the brew kettle, flame out, and dry hopping in primary after fermentation slows. I used Citra and Mosaic hops to get that across with a splash of Azacca.
I am hoping the thought that went into this beer comes out in the finished product as I imagined. Enjoy!
Recipe for ELE:
Brew Date: Saturday, March 09, 2019
Day: overcast, @42*F
Recipe Type: All Grain
Yeast Starter: None
Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5
Original Gravity: 1.043
Finishing Gravity: 1.006
Color: 3.7 SRM
Boiling Time (Minutes): 60
Conversion Efficiency: 66.99%
Alcohol by Volume: 4.86%
Apparent Attenuation: 85%
Calories per ounce: 239.2 per 12oz bottle
Primary Fermentation: 7 days @68*F
5.00 pound(s) 2-row
3.00 pound(s) Red Wheat
1.00 pound(s) Oats
4.00 ounce(s) Caramel 20L
1.00 ounce(s) 2016 Azacca @20 minutes
3.00 ounce(s) 2017 Mosaic whirlpool, 20 minutes
2.00 ounce(s) 2017 Citra whirlpool, 20 minutes
2.00 ounce(s) 2017 Citra dry hop, low fermentation
2.00 ounce(s) 2017 Mosaic dry hop, low fermentation
1.00 ounce(s) 2016 Azacca dry hop, high fermentation
1.0 tsp Irish Moss @15 minutes
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient @15 minutes
4.0 quarts of rice hulls
- 2019-03-10 morning: @60.1*F, light fermentation.
- 2019-03-10 evening @60.3*F, light fermentation. Added heat at 68*F.
- 2019-03-11 morning: @67.1*F, great fermentation. Took off heat.
- 2019-03-13 evening: added dry hops.
- 2019-03-16 morning: cold crash to 36*F .
- 2019-03-17: kegged
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