Let me introduce you to One Thing After Another. First of all, fuck this beer, seriously. It all started when I couldn't find my brew bag. When I found it in my mash cooler I realized I must have put it up wet since it was covered in mildew/mold/fuzzy shit. I'm certain this is how the Demogorgon from Stranger Things was birthed.... The replacement bag wouldn't fit my cooler so I had to do it the traditional BIAB way. This caused me to lose a lot of heat during my mash, about 10* actually. During the boil I ran out of propane and had to switch to my reserve tank, cool. If that weren't enough the bag I use for my hops decided to give me a big middle finger and rip open late into the boil causing all the hop matter to become one with the beer. Not a huge deal since I use a recirculating pump but frustrating none the less. Ok, now to what you really want to know. This should come in around 6% ABV and I have no idea what the IBUs will be. What I did was I used half an ounce on Magnum at the start of the boil and then used a hop mix at 20, 10 and an ounce of Galaxy at 3. What's the hop mix? Well, I'm glad you asked! It's what I had available and already open and wanted to clear out from my inventory. It was made up of 1.5oz Citra, 2.3oz Chinook, .3oz CTZ, 2.1oz Centennial and 2.2oz of Comet. I tossed them into some tupperware, gave a hearty shake or two and voila. I added a total of 4.4oz of the hop mix to the boil and will save the remaining 4oz for keg hopping.
This a was a quick and dirty pale ale so I have no idea what to expect out of it. I will say that the hop mix spelled gloriously dank and citrusy as it bounced around, from corner to corner in it's new Glad home until it meets it's final fate in what I hope will be a keg of great beer. #craftbeer #drinklocal #beerporn #craftbeerporn #craftnotcrap #micronotmacro #IllicitAleWorks #homebrew #homebrewing #biab #brewinabag #mashtun #boilkettle #drinkcraft #homebrewed #garagebrew #sightglass #wort #wortpump #boilingwort #bluerhino #propane #bayouclassic #strikewater #banjoburner #yeast #illicitbrewlab