May 22, 2015

toxic avenger / angel piss

The Toxic Avenger

1.087 - 1.023
98 IBU
8.3% ABV

Angel Piss

1.034 - 1.005
32 IBU
3.8% ABV


Total Grain Bill:
25 lbs Marris Otter
1 lb CaraMunich 40L
1 lb 60L Crystal
1.25 lbs Honey (piss only)

Hops (small beer):

1 oz Centennial (9% AA) - 60 min
1 oz Centennial (9% AA) - 15 min
1 oz Galaxy (15% AA) - 0 min
1.5 oz Galaxy - Dry 7 days

Hops (strong beer):
1 oz Centennial (9% AA) -- FWH
1 oz Centennial (9% AA) -- 60 min
2 oz Zythos (10.9% AA) -- 60 min
5 Simcoe (13.8% AA) - 60 min
1 oz Zythos (10.9% AA) -- 20 min
1 oz Galaxy (15% AA) -- 15 min
1 oz Centennial (9% AA) - 5 min
1 oz Galaxy (15% AA) -- 5 min
1 oz Zythos (10.9% AA) -- 5 min
2 oz Zythos (10.9% AA) - 0 min
2 oz Galaxy (15% AA) - 0 min
2 oz Centennial (9% AA) - 0 min
1oz Galaxy - Dry 7 days
1oz Zythos - Dry 7 days
1oz Centennial - Dry 7 days


9 gallons strike water

Mashed @ 154
Fermentation Temp - around 62


6.9.15 -- Checkd gravit of both beers (1.023 and 1.005). Small beer is tasting very good with a surprising presence from the honey. The only concern is that it is too dry and may be perceived as watery (again  honey). Big beer is rowdy and bitter -- I suppose that was the point. I am thinking this one may still have a couple points to drop, so I am going to leave it at around 70 degrees for another week or so before dry hopping.

I am thinking of the following for dry hopping:

Big Beer - One ounce each of Zythos, Centennial, and Galaxy
Small Beer - 1.5 oz of Galaxy

I conducted anIPA Study over the course of two days. I am not sure where this influenced my practice.

: 5.8.15

Straight to ale Monkeynaut:

Aroma is of orangesand mangoes with just a hint of Piney resin very pleasant and desirable. This this is good as a medium or bass note, but we do use something else for Crispness and brightness at the end smells very good tastes very good but isn't very bright. Pineapples.
Finish is piney, but not thick and resiny.

Jekyll Hop Dang Diggity:

More piney - earthy aroma. Bright finish. Crisp. Beer is more drinkable, but more due to grainbill. Hope are lighter and crisper, more pine flavor.

Weyerbacher last chance ipa:

Dank. Some fruit, but they seem more like the base levels of pineapple. Finish has good crispness but not much mid range here. Having less of the mid range could make a beer more drinkable, I would want a little more than what it is here overall hot profile is very good just wanting more in the middle. I bet this is Columbus.

Day two:

Ballast point Dorado

Big Pine like aroma. Heavy Pine and resin flavor, mixed with the alcoholic nature of this beer 10% it is almost medicinal in quality.

The aroma is orange pineapple and mango in nature yet slightly faint, especially for a double I P a.

This is not the hop character I am looking for.

Westbrook ipa

Sweet grass / lime aroma
This is the type of aroma is what I want, but perhaps a little dif.

Mid-range bitterness is good

I like this a lot.
I would make the aroma more fruity and pronounced.

Look at your recipe draft and back off ibus then add those hops later and dry.

21st amendment brew free or die.

Quite bitter, but not as much flavor and aroma as I would like.
A tad soapy. Very traditional west coast