8 January 2012

posted by benjy edwards

No brewing this weekend, but today I casked the five gallons of Boathouse Bitter we brewed a week ago from the second runnings of the Double Jack IIPA clone.  Gravity was down to 1.011, so it should be just over 3% ABV after conditioning.  I dry-hopped it with two ounces of Styrian Goldings.

Speaking of the Double Jack, on Thursday, after four days of fermentation, I dry-hopped each of the two primary fermenters with 1.5 ounces of Cascade and 1.5 ounces of Centennial whole hops.  Using a large funnel, it was surprisingly easy to get the hops into the necks of the carboys.  I will give the dry hops at least a week of contact time  before racking to kegs and dry-hopping the beer again in the serving vessel.  Total weight of hops for this beer is in excess of two pounds, or more than 6 pounds per barrel.

One Response to “8 January 2012”

  1. Steve'O Says:

    Hey, just wanted to know how your Firestone DJ IPA turned out? What was your FG? Please let me know when you have a chance! Thanks Steve’O