My last brew day until November took place last Friday Oct. 10. I also bottled Amy’s Straight “A”le and The Sleeper Imperial Stout. Next up was an IPA that I had originally named EvilEyePA. However, upon googling that, which I usually do for all my beer names, I found there was already an EvilEyePA made by Evil Genius. Even though I’m not an official business, I like to respect intellectual property and stay as original as possible. So I renamed it Big Mane to go along with my logo. It’s a single hop IPA, pretty straightforward.
Big Mane IPA (3.5 gallon BIAB, brewed 10/10/14)
9.1 lbs Rahr 2-Row Pale Malt
1.1 lbs Briess Caramel 40
Strike Water: 3.6 gal @ 162F
Mash: 152F for 75 min.
Sparge: 2 gal @ 170F
Boil: 60 min
Hops: Cascade (1 oz @ 60 min, 0.5 oz @ 20 min, 1.5 oz @ 5 min) Another 1 oz will be dry hopped after primary fermentation is finished.
Yeast: Safale US-05
Original Gravity: (Target: 1.064, Actual: 1.066)
Target ABV: 6.1%
IBUs: 60.95 (calculated, tinseth)
Color: 10.52 (calculated, morey)
When November does come around, I’m planning on doing a Scotch Ale, which is something I have not brewed before. I need to scratch that adventurous itch every once in while.