My first brew in the new house in Cockermouth & our kitchen is still too small to do anything else when brewing is occurring. Encouragingly the hob here doesn't have a toast rack annoyingly over it preventing large brewing vessels being placed on it & god-knows what bugs raining down from it. I will switch back to an electric system from my current gas set up soon, so I can brew in the garden / garage.
After making rather alot of sour beer as the last brew in the old house that is taking a while to get through, I thought I'd start off with a sure-fire winner with everyone: a session American IPA. BrewDog released their recipes a few months ago & one of my favourites - Dead Pony Club - was made with Mosaic (my favourite hop), Citra (2nd favourite) & Centennial hops, so I bought some. This is not a clone, as my current set up needs to move out of the kitchen to reproduce something accurately & it also just wouldn't be my beer!
Mash: 1 hour
3 Kg of pale malt
50g dark crystal malt
Boil: 1 hour
50g of Mosaic (11.8% a/a) added after 50 mins
50g of Citra (14.9% a/a) added after 50 mins
50g of Centennial (10.3% a/a) added after 50 mins
Cooled with my copper wort chiller, aerated by dropping cold through 2 colanders & pitched with Safale US-05 dry ale yeast.
Dry hopped with 50g of each of Mosaic, Citra & Centennial.
The OG was 1.042 which should give me a pale beer with around 4% alcohol. The calculated bitterness is 82 IBU.
Bottled after 8 days of primary fermentation during hot weather when the fermentation temperature never managed to drop below 20°C.