angry princess blonde
subsequent batch info: early 2014
2.1kg weyermann vienna
50gm weyermann carapils (dextrine)
12gm hallertau (pellets, 4.7 aa%, 60 mins)
8gm hallertau (pellets, 4.7 aa%, 5 mins)
vial of WLP080 - cream ale yeast blend
0.5 tablet whirlfloc
10L batch, single infusion, no sparge, mash in 64C for 90 mins, no-chill, 16.5C fermentation, 2C cold crash
the princess is back!!! angry as hell. this beer day was great. had some help from my best mates luke and pete, and showed them the basics of brewing. was a fun day and hit all my targets spot on! very happy. this is my first time using liquid yeast too, so it will be interesting when i pitch it. just using a vial of liquid yeast so it should come out well. i plan on trying to keep this yeast also once it's done fermenting. washing it and storing some for use in future beers.
21/07/13 - had a first test today. she's still not 100% ready and i can tell as it's not as carbonated as i'd like but holy princess peach! she's a BEAUTY! a very interesting taste in the hallertau hop. it's a noble, sweet but floral flavour and aroma (and normally it's used in beers in a lesser quantity but i increased it for this beer to get a good understanding of its taste). my first use of WLP080 too (my first liquid yeast) is successful. this yeast isn't too noticeable in the taste department but is very smooth and clean. very happy with this one and am very keen to see how it improves in a few weeks.
24/08/13 - well tonight i had the last of the angry princess. this beer has probably been my best received beer out of all of them from my mates. they've dubbed it AP for short. there really isn't much taste to discern but the late addition of hallertau i think has made this beer what it is; and the very light grain bill. it's tasted the same over the last few weeks but still now it's really smooth and easy to drink. i'll 100% be making this again (i've been told by my mates that i have to!) so i'll try and tweak the grain bill slightly and maybe see how different yeasts are also but i'm pretty sold on the WLP080 for it.