As seems to be a theme with both my brewing and blog posting, it’s been a good while since either have had had my attention. Stocks are very low though and with Christmas not that far away it’s time to recommission the brewery and get something in a fermenter.
Some of my favourite homebrew beers over the last few years have involved Ekuanot (Equinox, or Experimental-366 as it was known in the past), so I’m going for that in a single hop IPA. Should be simple enough.
|3.50 kg||Pale Malt, Golden Promise (Thomas Fawcett) (5.9 EBC)||Grain||1||56.0 %|
|2.00 kg||Maris Otter (Crisp) (7.9 EBC)||Grain||2||32.0 %|
|0.75 kg||Caramalt (Thomas Fawcett) (29.6 EBC)||Grain||3||12.0 %|
|25.00 g||Equinox/Experimental 366 – Boil 90.0 min||Hop||4||41.5 IBUs|
|15.00 g||Equinox/Experimental 366 – Boil 15.0 min||Hop||5||11.5 IBUs|
|60.00 g||Equinox/Experimental 366 – Steep/Whirlpool 30 min||Hop||6||0.0 IBUs|
|50.00 g||Equinox/Experimental 366 (CryoHops) – Dry Hop||Hop||8||0.0 IBUs|
25g goes in, ready for the first sparge.
Then it’s the usual 90 minute boil, 15g addition with 15 to go, 50g steep at flame-out.
Finished up with 23 litres in the fermenter, plus a pack of The Malt Miller’s West Coast Ale Yeast. Under on planned gravity, around 1.050, so at looking around 5% I expect.
I’ve decided to jump on the cryo-hop band wagon for the dry-hop on this one. Apparently I need to dose at 50% of standard rates, so I’ll be going for the full 50g packet when it’s time.
I even gave the kit a decent clean afterwards…