8 October 2011

posted by benjy edwards

I grabbed a smack pack of Wyeast 1968 a couple of days ago, in place of my customary White Labs WLP002, and I made a starter on Friday night.  I wanted to make another batch of Timothy Taylor’s Landlord, which was the final batch of the last run of the WLP002.  It didn’t turn out as I hoped, either from mutation of the yeast due to excessive heat or microflora from the summer air.  I used the last of the Styrian Goldings to crank up the IBUs on this batch to almost 40.  I supplemented with some Willamette as well.

The malt bill is unchanged from the previous batch, except for a reduction of the pale malt by half a pound so as to get closer to the target gravity.  OG turned out to be 1.042, which was spot on.  No issues during the brew, and it was great to hang out with my old friend Brian from Portland and a new neighbour, Jim, and his son.  There was no previous batch to rack, so we just handled the brew as we sampled lots of cask ale and enjoyed a dry fall day.

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