Sunday, December 3, 2017

Mosaic Once Again with Nelson...

  Got the ph meter fired up and did some science.

It was good to get back into the swing of things after the last brew day where I skipped some of the usual stuff like checking ph and making a starter.

This beer pours an orange like color with a white head of tight bubbles which laces the glass with each sip.  I do think I kegged a little late missing my chance for a higher carbonation.

Smells of a bready fruitiness...berries, strawberry, crisp citrus....when swirled it has a citrus earthy...grapefruit aroma.

The mouthfeel is soft....medium.  Medium soft bitterness.  Something like that.

Flavor is soft grapefruit....bready....a pleasant aftertaste as the bitterness lingers along with the fruity berry like flavor mixed with the wheat.  Hoppiness lingers and coats the mouth....but fades...leaves the pallet dry.

A proper starter going....sort of the science thing again.

So all and all it came out nice.  I think I've got the carbonation better on the next batch which is about done.

Mosaic Once Again with Nelson

2.5 Gallons
O.G. 1.056
F.G. 1.010

75% (5 lbs. 6.5 oz.) 2-Row
20% (1 lb. 7.1 oz) White Wheat
5% ( 5.8 oz.) C20
Mash at 152 F for 60 min

.65 oz. Magnum @60 min for 60 IBUs
.6 g. Whirlfloc at @5 min.

2.00 oz. Mosaic for 10 min at 170°

1.0 pkg. of Wyeast 1318 with 800ml quick starter made from wort from the mash

3 oz. Mosaic
2 oz. Nelson Sauvin

4.86 gallons RO water
4.29 g. Gypsum  
1.32 g. Calcium Chloride
0.94 g. Epsom Salt
0.47 g. Salt

1.96 ml Lactic Acid For @ 5.3ph