So we bottled our beer last night and here are the results, at least until conditioned but at first taste this one will be a whopper! We brewed "ferocious IPA" from Midwest Supplies, love their kits!
6 lbs Gold LME
3.3 lbs Amber LME
4 oz Crystal 50-60L
1 oz Warrior Hops-bittering 60 min. (pellet)
1 oz amarillo and 1 oz Citra, mixed and divided into 5 equal parts added every 5 min. for last 20 min (pellet)
We steeped grains in 3 gallons 30 minutes, topped off to 6.5 gallons, did late extract method with half and half at 60 and the rest at 30min and added hops as stated above.
cooled and pitched Wyeast Headwaters Ale at 70 degrees. OG/SG spot on at 1.068
Primary for 8 days @ 67 degrees
Secondary for 8 days dry hopped with 1 oz Ahtanum (pellet), 1 oz Amarillo (pellet), 1 oz Simcoe (leaf) @ 67 degrees)
FG at bottling off a bit at 1.020 (1.018 ideal)
We have now done two full boils since and the set up is boiling off about 1.25 gallons and we have not had any boil overs~!
Definitely going to let this condition for at least a few weeks to let the flavors mellow and come together before sampling again! Can't wait!