Brewed with David Whitehurst on April 9th from approximately 10:45 until 12:50 pm. Mashed in for 45 min, sparged and started the boil. Added half the Cascade at 60 and the rest at 30 along with half the ginger. At 10 minutes added the zest of three limes and their juice at 10 and all of the Citra hops, * Flame out.
* Forgot the Irish moss (seaweed) which may result in cloudy beer, or may not. I will decant and lager for another week or two and decent a second time.
Cooled with copper coil and cold well water. Pitched starter well working already. Gassing started approximately 6 hours later.
4/11/17 - Checked beer in fermenter. Air lock very active more so than the first 24 hours.
Racked off beer 4/23/2017 at gravity 1.002 -1.004
Very dry to the tongue with high citrus and ginger notes.
ABV Approximately 8.5%
I will bottle in a week. Fermentation almost done. Beer has slight effervescence..
Bottled 5.7 gallons on 5/12/2017
Drank 8oz in the bucket.
ABV 12.33% as of bottling.
Final ABV 13-14%
The taste is has more citrus and ginger this year
Kick ass ABV now.