This time around I wanted to try something a bit different, by doing a first wort hop of LemonDrop (AA: 4.4%) hops. I also wanted to use up the rest of the Clarity Firm I had available.
Brew Day: 30 Jan 2016
|~ 15 hrs after pitching yeast|
9 oz Belgian Munich Malt
3 oz GoldPils
1.5 oz flaked wheat
I followed my usual partial mash procedure.
Boil (60 min):
1 lb Munton's Extra Light DME
4 oz corn sugar
7 g LemonDrop hops (FWH)
I followed my usual process for pitching the yeast (and Clarity Firm).
Addendum, 31 Jan: I added the picture (above) of the fermenter about 15 hrs after pitching the yeast. Lots of activity, and a rhythmic "thumping" of the bubbles in the blow-off bottle. The yeast has plenty to eat and keep it happy with this one.
Addendum, 2 Feb: Things are moving along nicely, replaced the blow-off tube with an airlock today.
Addendum, 13 Feb: Bottled with 1 oz of table sugar dissolved into 1/2 cup of boiling water. Got nine good bottles out of it. Really looking forward to trying this one in a couple of weeks. I'll need to remember to hold on to one of the first Belgian Golden Ales to do a side-by-side comparison, and see the difference between the hops, and the hopping method.