Dec 5, 2009

Yippy Three

23 lbs Maris Otter
2 lbs 60L Crystal
1 lb Carapils
1lb 150L Crystal

3oz Cascade 60
2oz Cascade 45
1oz Centennial 30
1oz Centennial 20
1oz Simcoe 10 (12%AA)
2oz Cascade 5
2oz Cascade (Dry) (In each Secondary)

Brewday Notes:
6.75 strike
9.7 sparge

641 - begin runoff
705 - trying to pace it right. Last time I was too slow. O think I am doing it well this time.
811-or shortly afterwards, runoff ends
924- 20 minute addition becomes .5oz centennial and 1oz cascade
942- correctly zeroed scale. Figure for 1pz centennial plus a half oz of cascade
950-chilling begins. It may not take long since it is 32 degrees out here.
1127-all done

I shorted the 1028 batch by almost a half gallon. Take into consideration that the 1968 batch is bigger.

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12.26.09 -- Transferred both to secondaries and dry hopped with 2oz Cascade. I also collected two pints of the 1968 that would not have fit. Primed each with 3/4 teaspoon table sugar. Forgot to measure final gravity of 1028, but the 1968 was 1.019, which was similar to the ESB. I think I may have also forgotten to record the original gravity. Regardless, I am positive it was somewhere between 1.060 and 1.066.
12.28.09 -- I was concerned about the amount of headspace in the 1028 carboy, so I went ahead and bottled it. I noticed a little activity in the airlock, so I checked the gravity first: 1.017.
3.6.10 -- The 1028 is certainly different than the 1968 version that sat on the dry hops for so long (a little more than two months). The aroma is obviously not as present, and the mineral nature of 1028 is more perceptable in this beer than in the ESB. Both are fine beers, with the 1968 edging out the 1028. So far there was not a big difference between the ESBs, and a small difference in the Yippys, and we will see about the stout.