3 October 2009

posted by benjy edwards

The Simcoe IPA has been in primary for two weeks now, so it is time to rack it.  Instead of transferring to secondary, I kegged both fermenters since the gravity had dropped all the way down to 1.010 on each carboy.  Dry hopping this beer is a must, so one keg got 1.5 ounces of Simcoe, the other has 1.75 ounces.  Simcoe hops are hard to find these days, but I still have enough left to make a batch of bitter or pale ale.

I finished the harvest of the homegrown Cascade hops last weekend; the hops are all dried and vacuum-sealed.  I think I have close to a pound and a half this year, which is the best yield yet.

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