Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Ready for a swim.

There's so much talk about hops like Mosaic, Galaxy and Citra but Amarillo has this sort of quiet fervor about it.  It plays well with so many hops but there aren't as many single hopped pale ales made with Amarillo as the other hops mentioned above.  Not sure why.

For this batch I was able to try out my new Torpedo keg.  I'd have to say not the best quality.  The quick disconnects are tight and the gas poppet sticks sometimes when disconnecting the fitting.  I've seen reviews that the lid doesn't close properly unless putting it to high pressure.  This hasn't been a problem for me since I have made a habit of turning the pressure up when sealing keg lids.  Although the edge of the metal rim the lid sits against is pretty rough and has small bends or dents in's just not smooth and I could see someone having trouble getting it to seal.

Anyone have any crackers?

On brew day, man the Amarillo smelled good in the whirlpool!  The orange and grapefruit aroma just wafting up with the steam was amazing.  It will be interesting the see how the GY054 pairs with this hop.


2.5 Gallons
O.G. 1.060
F.G. 1.009

2-Row        80% (5 lbs. 9.7 oz.)
Marris Otter 10% (11.2 oz.)
White Wheat  10% (11.2 oz.)

Mash at 152 F for 60 min

Warrior @60 min for 60 IBUs     

2.00 oz. Amarillo for 10 min     

1.0 pkg. of GY054           

1.50 oz. Amarillo for 5.0 Days     
1.50 oz. Amarillo in serving keg

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