The kids are at school, I have work to do on the computer, but I am taking a break to brew a batch of beer since we are having a Memorial Day party and I am sure that my stocks will be depleted. I am going to move the Eurpean Ale #9, which I brewed four days ago, into a secondary fermentation bottle so that my 5 gallon carboy is free for this new batch. I will use the yeast left at the bottom of the carboy for this next brew.
Here are the ingredients I will be using today for a 3-gallon batch:
- Specialty Malts: .5 lbs British Pale Ale, .5 lbs American Pale Ale (steep for an hour at about 150F)
- 3 lbs. Light Dry Malt Extract (DME)
- Hops: .5 oz. Liberty at 60 minutes, .5 oz. Cascade at 5 minutes
- European Yeast WLP 011 from the last batch.
I will report back on how it turns out.
Update: The carboy started bubbling away in less than an hour. That is happy yeast. Maybe too happy. It was a warm day and fermentation was so fast and furious that the flavor could be affected.
Actually, this is really good. Delicious. I was worried about the temperature but the flavor was not affected. I am going to use this yeast strain again.