I'm sad too... now that I've got a batch fermenting I'm trying to figure out what to brew up next and have yet to be inspired.
The as-yet-unnamed IPA brewed on the weekend looked like this:
10 lb pale extract
0.5 lb munich 10L
0.5 lb crystal 60L
1.5 oz Zeus @ 60
1 oz Cascade (fresh) @ 15
1 oz Simcoe @ 0, carried over into primary
1 oz Williamette @ 0, carried over into primary
Primary should be 3-6 days, followed by a solid two weeks in the secondary. I'll be adding a dry hop of 1 oz Centennial and 1 oz Cascade with the secondary; I'm tossing around the idea of steeping it to get a bit more of the flavour extracted than dry hopping typically does.
OG = 1.064
Est FG = 1.015
Est ABV = 6.3%
The hope is that it's going to be dry but not palette-destroying, have solid depth of various hop flavours, and not be too high in alcohol. I'm weary of one-note, high alcohol hopbombs and want to find some balance.
Anybody else got any recent successes/recipes to share?
Last edited by fantasyhockeygeek; 11-20-2012 at 12:17 PM.