20 November 2010

posted by benjy edwards

The second batch made in Olympia is our favoured Hophead.  OG is 1.042, hopped solely with Cascade.  Water treatment changes from last week’s batch is the addition of lactic acid in the mash.  A mishap during the brew was forgetting to close the valve on the boil kettle as the first runnings were collected, resulting in a loss of an unknown amount of wort.   Compensating for this, an extra 5 pounds of pale malt was mashed for 25 minutes with the main mash.

Still have the astringent finish like in the Golden Arrow, but less so.  The lower mash ph is helping, but just not enough.  More tweaks to follow.

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