Batch size: 5 gallons Target gravity: 1.050
- 7 lb pale liquid malt extract
- 12 oz Carastan malt
- 4 oz wheat malt
- 1 oz Centennial @ 60
- 1.5 oz Centennial
Yeast: Washed Wyeast 1332 from my very first batch
January 10, 2009: The usual. Used 1 c. wort and 1 jar of Wyeast 1332 to make a starter; only let it sit for an hour before pitching. Starting gravity 1.050.
February 1, 2009: 100 g dextrose for priming. 4.35 gallons/ 16.5 litres yield. Final gravity 1.013, so about 5% ABV. Nice taste already.
February 8, 2009: I like this. The grapefruit comes out the more it warms up. Lovely dark orange colour. Up-front yeasty flavour, almost like a hefeweizen. Would like to try dry-hopping this.
March 15, 2009: This stuff has gone fast. I like it -- it's a lot like the Strathcona Pale Ale, only more bitter and a noticeable grapefruit flavour. Yeast is taking a while to flocculate. I'd definitely like to make this again, and would like to try an AG version.
June 2009: Last bottle opened while my dad was here. Still very good.