Batch size: 5 gallons (19 liters)
Brewhouse efficiency: 72%
8.25 lb (3.75 kg) American 2-Row Malt
4 lb (1.8 kg) Golden Promise
1.25 lb (.57 kg) Flaked Barley
4 oz (113g) Simpson’s Crystal Light
0.33 oz (9.4 g) Mosaic at 60 minutes
2 oz (56.7 g) Amarillo at flameout, steep for 20 minutes
1.5 oz (42.5 g) Simcoe at flameout, steep for 20 minutes
1 oz Citra (28.3 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
2 oz Mosaic (56.7 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
1 oz Amarillo (28.3 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
1 oz Galaxy (28.3 g) dry hop in primary for 7 days
Omega Tropical IPA. Ferment at 75 degrees for 5 days, then let free rise to 78 degrees to finish fermentation.
Mash at 150°F (65.5°C). Using lactic acid, adjust mash to achieve 5.1–5.3 pH. Dry hop when gravity falls below 1.020, but take caution as nucleation sites may cause a geyser. Start with a few pellets, let the CO2 settle, then finish the dry hop under positive pressure. Do not remove yeast. After 7 days on hops, crash beer to 32°F (0°C) and hold for 4-5 days before racking to keg or bottling.
Podcast Episode 26: Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman: The Latest Trends
Grossman talked about his early homebrewing days and his hope for the future of his family owned brewing. He also shared his thoughts on the the latest trends and reminds brewers to embrace science, not just art when it comes to making beer.