This past Saturday (5-10-2014) we had an impromptu brew day after a few quick discussions last week. We decided to brew a few pale ales to get ready for the warmer weather. I decided on a SMaSH ale, which stands for Single Malt and Single Hop. It's basically a simple pale ale. I found a recipe with 13 lbs of 2-row malt and Cascade hops. We tried to use our homemade hop rocket, but it didn't work as well as we planned. Oh well, back to the drawing board. We also brewed a pale ale with Mosaic hops that I'm calling Panther Head Pale Ale. Kind of a nod to my late Grampa Bob, who had a panther head tattoo on his arm. It is funny that we brewed a beer for a man who didn't drink. Not the first time and definitely not the last.
Here's a few pics below.
|Two yeast starters. #1 is Wyeast 1056 American Ale yeast for the SMaSH pale ale. |
#2 is White Labs WLP001 California Ale yeast.
|Our homemade hop rocket|
|New multiple timer app|
|Mosaic hops for the Panther Head pale ale|
|BK ready to boil|
|One more shot|
|Panther Head pale ale in the fermenter|
|SMaSH pale ale in the fermenter|