I've gone back to an electric brew system again after using gas for a year or so, but my wife wants the kitchen back & making food when mealtimes cross my brew time just makes the brewday even longer. I've got a Burco Cygnet water boiler designed for making industrial amounts of tea, but has a thermostat so can be used as a mash tun / wort kettle.
The name of the beer comes from an episode of The Infinite Monkey Cage where Professor Russell Foster talks of a bathroom mirror that bathes you in red enriched light when you brush your teeth at night & a blue light in the morning to aid your natural sleep cycle - which he calls a photon shower.
Mash: 1 hour
4Kg Marris Otter pale malt
100g Dark crystal malt
25g chocolate malt
Boil: 1 hour
50g Mosaic (11.8% a/a) hops 30 mins from end
10g Pioneer (10.2% a/a) hops 30 mins from end
50g Mosaic hops 10 mins from end
10g Pioneer hops 10 mins from end
10g Irish Moss 10 mins from end
Chilled with my wort chiller & splashed through a colander into the FV.
100g Mosaic hops dry hopped
US-05 yeast resurrected from my last brew Juneua Alaska
I made 22 litres of wort at OG 1.034 which should give me an alcohol level of around 3.0%. The calculated bitterness is 101 IBU.
Bottled after 8 days fermenting.