Calypso is described as imparting dried apple, pear, and citrus. I've tried mandarin/tangerine, melon, and berry so far, and I've really liked everyone of them so far.
I also wanted to try something a little different with the dry hopping, as well, based on what I read on Derek's Ain't No Hallertauer Girl post, and subsequently stuff I read on the Bertus Brewery blog (specifically, here and *here).
Brew Day: 28 Dec 2015
1 lb MaltEurop American 2-Row Pale
1 oz Carapils
Boil (60 min):
1 lb Golden Light DME (@ 60 min)
4 oz table sugar (@ 60 min)
7 g Warrior AA:14.5% (@ 60 min)
14 g Calypso AA: 13.3% (@ 10 min)
14 g Calypso AA: 13.3% (@ flameout)
Yeast: Safale US-05
Dry Hop: 2-Step dry hop, 14 g Calypso at 3 days each.
Addendum, 5 Jan: Dry hop #1 tonight.
Addendum, 9 Jan: Dry hop #2. When I transferred the beer into it's second secondary (kind of reminds me of the Hobbits' "second breakfast"), the beer was a nice golden color and very clear...things had really settled out. It looks like I'm going to get even more settling with this second phase, which should be good. I'm considering bottling on Mon or Tues evening, and it should be ready for a first taste before the end of the month.
Addendum, 12 Jan: Bottled today, with 1 oz of table sugar dissolved in 1/2 cup of boiling water.
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The bottling music for today was the soundtrack for Highlander...thank you, Freddie Mercury!