1600 ml. starter at 1.04
Ferment at 58 to 60 degrees with
Wyeast 2565,62 to 64 degrees with WLP 029
or 65 to 67 degrees with US-05
attenuation better than expected
finished at 1.011 about 5.3 ABV
carbonate 3 weeks at 68-70 degrees
cold condition 1 week in fridge
frothy head,nice lacing
tasty summer beer,easy drinking.
A great beer for the female in your life.
I`ve made this brew 7 times now,and it is a mainstay for my woman.I`ve used US-05
WLP 029 and WYEAST 2565 all with great
results.Used Williamette in place of
saaz and prefer it.Last batch came out
at 6.0 ABV with a modification to my fly sparge setup.Grain bill holds at 11 lbs.
Last batch was with WLP 029,I think Wyeast 2565 was the best of the 3 yeast types that I have used. (just me and swmbo`s thoughts).
Made batch #8 with US-05 on 4-19-13
used 4 Madagascar vanilla beans soaked
in vodka for a week and added to secondary
It added a bit more vanilla flavor.Nice addition for added flavor.Will make this
a regular step in future batches,recipe
has not changed but 2565 rules the brew.
I made batch #9 on 9-22-13.Used original recipe with wyeast 2565, by far the best.
Bottled on 11-1-2013.The only tweak was
adding 12 oz clover honey at flameout.The
Vanilla beans in secondary are the bomb.
Recipe will not change from here on out.
This batch started at 1.057 and finished at 1.01 - 5.51 ABV.It is exactly where I Want it. SWMBO and my friends love it.I like it alot too but I am more of a stout
porter guy.I hope you like it and have good luck with it if you try it. -enjoy-
12-8-2013 Vanilla flavor has mellowed
nicely,lacing last`s till the end of the glass.Very pleased with this batch.
Batch #10 1-23-2015 recipe has not changed
will be bottling in about a week or so.
This brew is our house brew all year,it`s
one for the ladies.Will be ready for St.
batch #10 is long gone.Finally retired and will be moving to Florida in 2 weeks.I will update next batch when I brew in in the heat for the first time,Goodbye Chicago.I hope you enjoy the recipe.-Will be back to brewing soon.