Homebrew Inventory - I’m getting the urge to brew again, but before I do I thought it’d be a good idea to take a quick inventory of what’s around from previous batches. Including bottles in the beer fridge I currently have the following.
Batch #4 French Saison: 4x 22oz, 1x 12oz
Batch #5 Saison with HF Yeast: 5x 12oz
Batch #5.5 Blueberry Saison with HF Yeast: 3x 500mL, 14x 12oz
Batch #6 Dark Saison with HF Yeast: 4.5 gallons still bulk aging
Batch #7 Porter: 3x 22oz, 6x 12oz
It’s quite a lot. These are all aging fine, but if I don’t get drinking them I’m going to be very short on bottles if I brew a 2.5 gallon batch of IPA and want to bottle the dark saison anytime soon.
Right now I’m thinking late March brew date, maybe NCAA tournament weekend, which would have the results ready around a particular date in April. I think the dark saison can stand another month or two of bulk aging and I’m still deciding if a portion is going to spend additional time on cherries or raspberries in the 3 gallon carboy.
For the IPA recipe I currently have the following, based off the hopping in Hill Farmstead’s Society and Solitude #4.
97% Pale Malt
3% Honey Malt
60 Mins: 1 oz Warrior
5 Mins: 1 oz Citra
Flameout: 1 oz Citra, 1 oz Galaxy, 1 oz Simcoe
Dryhop: 1 oz Citra, 1 oz Galaxy, 1 oz Simcoe
Honey malt is included based on some recent discussions I read, but still needs more research. Original version had a small amount of C-20 instead.
brewgiehowser said: looks like some good stuff you got there. that french saison sounds interesting. ever brew a gose before?
I’ve considered brewing a gose, but really want to try a couple commercial versions first. Lost Nation’s is on my list to lookup the next time we make it to Vermont.