|The team gathering in the|
garage with Bailey the
|Beth and Mashy Hoppinton|
visited during brew day. What
a cool mom, notice the beer.
|22 lbs of crushed grains about|
to go into a 100 quart no sparge
|Brew in a bag in a mash tun|
our favorite way to brew.
We know that 5 F to 6 F over
strike temperature will hit
our strike temp every time. This
cooler has a door in the lid, so
we can stir during the mash.
East coast IPAs are fun to brew, and relatively easy. The boil went as planned due in no small part to organization of the ingredients, and preparation. Jake got the group more disposable plastic cups for measuring hop additions. The cups were labeled and set out in order. There was well over a pound of hops going into this 10 gallon hop monster.
|Jaded hydra is the king of|
all worth chillers.. pay heed
|10.5 gallons in the|
chamber turning in to awesome
We should be drinking this beer in about 2.5 to 3 weeks. Can't wait. This one should be great.
At the end of the brew day, after all clean up, we gathered in the house for a vertical tasting of Boulevard Rye on Rye. 2012 through 2016. If you are not familiar with Boulevard's smoke stack series... Smoke Stack brews from boulevard are made on their smaller original brewing system. And they are world class. This is where Boulevard makes their limited release beers. This is where Boulevard brewers are encouraged to experiment. This is where Tank 7, and Lovechild, and Tell Tale Tart were born. And Boulevard Rye on Rye is an outstanding beer. It is a Rye Beer, aged in Rye Barrels.
We all had different impressions. My favorite was the 2015. It still had some of the Spicy Rye character. I think everyone else preferred the 2014 version. Love this beer, and I am thankful that my brewing partners can store and save beer. I don't seem to have that discipline. If you have never tried it, stop what you are doing and go get some.