Peach Tree IPA 2018 Overview
I wanted to make this years Peach Tree IPA a little different than the past years. As a home brewer we can brew what we want and try different things.
11 LBs 2 Row
2 LBs Maris Otter
1 LB 20L
1 LB 40L
1oz Nugget 60 mins
1oz Simcoe 5 mins
1oz Amarillo flame out
2oz Citra 5 days
1oz Azacca 5 days
This is for a 5 gallon batch. The normal mash in temp for this beer is 154. This is what I have used the last 3 times I have made this home brew. This year I changed that to 150. I wanted to see what the ABV would be with a lower mash in temp. When you use a lower mash in temp you will pull more sugars that the yeast can eat so in turn you will have a higher ABV beer. Also you will get a lighter body. The head of the beer might go away faster also.
Estimated pre-boil gravity was 1.054 mine was 1.052.
Post Boil Gravity was 1.071 mine was 1.074
Beersmith has the FG at 7.1% mine was 9.04%
So as you can see by using a lower mash in temp we can up the ABV of the beer.