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We are brewing an IPA using home grown hops.  Lots of hops. 

Home grown Magnum, Chinook, Cascade, Mt Hood, and Perle are featured.  We are also using some commercial Columbus and Amarillo.

Yeast selections are Safale 005 for 5 gallons and WLP041 for the other 5.

Also getting its first workout is our Blichmann Hop Rocket.  We are going to use it as a “hop-back” to push our wort through between boil kettle and chiller. 

Couple of challenges:
1)  A leaking boil kettle valve that forced us to empty the nearly full BK into our HLT to fix. 
2)  Another boil-over. 

We also racked our Oktoberfest into secondary for some lagering at 40°…

One keg of our latest saison is going on the gas to get ready for the long weekend. 

Not bad for a Friday night.


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