Tuesday, June 28, 2016

No boil-hops IPA

Brewed 6/11/2016

This is a take on the classic Bells 2 Hearted clone recipe, but the brew shop was out of crystal 40 so I grabbed something different:

11# 2 row
.75# patagonia crystal 55

No hops were added during the boil, only before and after:

FWH - 21g Apollo(18.5% AA)
Flame out- 28g apollo, 28g Mosaic(12% AA)
15min post flame out- 28g apollo, 28g Mosaic

US-05 yeast

OG 1.060

Backpacking Mohawk Lake 6/25/2016

I had gone to this lake about 5 years ago with my bother and have been wanting to return. It was a huge lake, and we had it all to ourselves.

Here's a pic from that trip:

Backpacking East Shingle Creek Lake 6/4/2016

The plan was to hit South Erickson lake, we closed out the season with a trip there last year and thought it would be neat to return.

Well, we went too early. The road was closed about a mile from the trailhead.
I can't tell if this guy was stuck or was just smart enough to know when to call it quits. Probably the latter, he was gone by morning: