Initial tasting reveals a light, delicate brew with hints of roses and some residual sweetness. It's actually pretty good, and I am not disappointed at all. Christy says it tastes like Budweiser, so for the most part, it's mission accomplished.
8.01% ABV How is this calculated?
8.5 lbs 2-row pale malt
1 lb Light Crystal Malt (20°)
1 lb Carapils
2 oz Saaz hops pellets (4%)
1 packet SafAle US-05 dry yeast
1/2 tablet Whirfloc
4 Beano tablets, crushed
Mash grains in 3.5 gallons water at 150° for 30 minutes.
Sparge to collect 5 gallons.
Bring to a boil and add 1 oz hops.
After 45 minutes, add another 1 oz hops and Whirfloc.
Boil an additional 15 minutes.
Cool to 80° and pitch yeast. Ferment at 70° for 4 days.
Crush 4 Beano tablets and add to primary. Continue ferment for 9 more days.
Transfer to secondary and let settle for 1 week before kegging.
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