Winn's Homebrewery
rss feed


The following is the 'log' list for the Slash / Colorado Ale.

(edit all) (add entry)

August 12, 2012 (11:19 PM)
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 refreshing, but had a nice depth of flavor. It could have used a little more hops, but it was never intended to be all that hoppy, so it wasn't much lower than I'd been aiming for. I would do this one again with maybe twice the flavor/aroma hops, perhaps go with some more grapefruity hops.

I will have to dig around for some photos that were taken in Colorado, perhaps steal one from facebook or something, as I neglected to photograph the beer properly.
May 8, 2012 (9:36 PM)
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 about 2 weeks.
March 19, 2012 (9:37 PM)
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 blow out the airlock despite a significant headspace.

I haven't taken a hydrometer measurement yet (probably won't for at least another couple weeks), but the fermentation has largely quieted down at this point. Although I did pitch a bit warm (80-ish°F), temperatures have since remained in the 65-68° range that is listed as ideal for this yeast.
March 11, 2012 (10:23 PM)
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 I had expected, and neglected to sparge as much as normal, so I ended up hitting the gravity target but undershooting the volume target. In other words, less beer, but instead of being concentrated it worked out as about the strength I was aiming for.

OG was about 1.056 or 1.057 (didn't take an accurate temperature measurement to calibrate, so I'm guessing). This yeast is a notorious non-finisher, so I'll have to keep an eye on it. Not sure what I'll do if it looks wimpy, though.

I'll post another update when it's getting closer to bottling time, or if I decide to add fruit to the secondary.
March 11, 2012 (5:53 PM)
Today is brew day. I will update the recipe and post a log update once it's done.


© 2005–2013 winn phillips