Of the ingredients I received, the WY1056 yeast was starting to swell, so I decided to use it first. Obviously that yeast pairs well with an extract that mimicks (in name, at least) SNPA. So we'll go with the Northwestern Pale Ale craft series extract straight up... no additions (except for some yeast food), no grain steeps, no hop boils, no nothin'. So this one went real quick. The temps were a bit high after the wort was added to the cold water in the fermenter, so am currently cooling it a bit to try to get to 70 degrees before pitching. OG is lower than their estimate (of course), but no worries...
|#63: Northwestern Pale Ale|
|American Pale Ale|
|Type: Extract||Date: 10/13/2012|
|Batch Size: 2.12 gal|
|Est Original Gravity: 1.057 SG||Measured Original Gravity: 1.050 SG|
|Est Final Gravity: 1.014 SG||Measured Final Gravity: 1.012 SG|
|Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 5.62 %||Actual Alcohol by Vol: 4.95 %|
|Bitterness: 40.1 IBU||Calories: 222 cal/pint|
|Est Color: 4.7 SRM|
EDIT (11/11/12): Bottled today. 22 bottles plus a 10oz tester. Taste is a bit apple-y, with a slight bitter. Could use more upfront hops. Should have dry hopped. But many don't taste great at bottling but come out nice in the end...