16 February 2008

posted by benjy edwards

Today I brewed a clone of the Mojo IPA from Boulder Beer Company, with Jonathan’s help.  The recipe calls for pale malt, crystal, and wheat.  We used about 8% crystal malt (25 Lovibond) and 8% wheat, but the colour in the boil kettle looked a bit dark, so we probably used too much crystal or should have used a lighter-coloured crystal.  We’ll see how it turns out though, perhaps the colour will be correct.  Hops were Centennial and Amarillo, and we reached our target gravity of 1.068 (6.8% ABV).  We used the stainless steel mesh in the grant and got good wort clarity into the kettle.  We had some trouble with bubbles at the beginning of the runoff, so more troubleshooting is needed there.  It may be that the hose clamps needed tightening, as after we did that it seemed to go away.

We racked the Alpha King clone to secondary, one fermenter was 1.016 and the other 1.015.  The cask-conditioned Golden Arrow is gone, replaced with Palmer’s Best Bitter.  The Boathouse Pale Ale hopped with the homegrown Cascade is on tap as well.

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