Saturday 7th Feb..
A shed day, Cleaning and repairing also transferring the Simcoe -Citra to the secondary F.V. and Dry hopping it even tough it hadn’t quite finished, the S.G was 1.01 so thats 7.4% ABV . I also moved the hinges on the Fermentation Fridge to the right so it opened against the wall, much better…but had to repair it in the process….
Monday 09th Feb.. #Brewday
After the N.C.B. day and challenge to make a 2.8% Ale I decided to do a trial run ..A Blackcurrant Pale Ale
Mashed it at 68.5˚c as I was uncomfortable going higher in the first instance , Shane from N.C.B suggested 72˚c if this doesn’t work out i’ll try higher…
the O.G. was 1.038 slightly higher than BeerSmith predicted (1.032) and it was soon bubbling away with a 3rd generation US-05 starter. Fermentation Temp is set to 18.5˚c and I’ve already had to change the Blowoff water twice…
Cheers Dad – 3 years already….