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Slash / Colorado Ale


This is a relatively simple beer, but hopefully the unusual yeast will add an interesting character. Supposedly this yeast can give hints of banana flavors, and it also often leaves behind more unfermented sugars than other yeasts. In an attempt to dry the beer out as much as possible, I mashed low (145ish) for the first part of the mash.

This beer was loosely based upon the Graduation Ale that I brewed in 2009 for my law school graduation, but I made some significant modifications.

Brew Date:			March 11, 2012
Bottling Date:			May 6, 2012
Days in primary:		57
Batch Size (Gal): 		4.60
Total Grain (Lbs): 		11.42 	   	  
Anticipated OG: 		1.057
Actual OG:			1.057
Anticipated SRM (color): 	7.7 (				)
Anticipated IBU: 		44.7 	   	  

% 	Amount 		Name 			Potential 	SRM
78.8 	9.00 lbs.  	Pale Malt(2-row) 	1.036 		2
8.8 	1.00 lbs.  	Rye Malt 		1.030 		4
8.2 	15 oz.  	Cara-Pils Dextrine Malt 1.033 		2
4.2 	7.75 oz.  	Crystal 60L 		1.034 		60

Amount 		Name 		Form 	Alpha 	IBU 	Boil Time
0.50 oz.  	Sorachi Ace 	Whole 	11.80 	27.8 	60 min
0.75 oz.  	Czech Saaz 	Whole 	3.10 	9.8 	45 min
0.50 oz.  	Sonnet 		Whole 	3.30 	1.6 	10 min
0.50 oz.  	Sorachi Ace 	Whole 	11.80 	5.6 	10 min

White Labs Pacific Ale (WLP041)

Brewer's log (view full log)
I just realized I have been so busy this summer I haven't even managed to comment on the success of this beer. It has long-since been consumed. It was refre. . . . . [view full post]
Just a quick note -- I bottled the /c Ale on Sunday (May 6). The primed wort tasted great! I'm excited to try this one as soon as it's ready, hopefully in abou. . . . . [view full post]
Contrary to some of the user reports on the White Labs website, this yeast was a quick starter and fermented vigorously for almost a week, almost managing to bl. . . . . [view full post]
I'm a bit exhausted from the busy brew day today. I managed to both bottle the Late Winter Warmer and also brew the Slash/Colorado Ale. I boiled off more than. . . . . [view full post]
Today is brew day. I will update the recipe and post a log update once it's done.. . . . . [view full post]


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