Friday, May 3, 2013

New IPA recipe and label - Galileo's Bane

This beer has the promise to be the best yet!  With UK malts, US Hops, and American Ale II yeast, this beer is wonderful.

There were two names for this particular brew, one for my Aussie Twitter friends and another with maybe a little more serious tone...a name that means something to me.  So sorry to the Twitter friends (you know who you are), Crocoduck didn't make the final cut.  Instead, this IPA is named Hold Your Fire.

...as in...

Hold your fire

Keep it burning bright
Hold the flame
'til the dream ignites
A spirit with a vision
Is a dream with a mission

...or...


Spirits fly on dangerous missions
Imaginations on fire
Focused high on soaring ambitions
Consumed in a single desire

Yes, another hat's off to Rush, with their 1987 album Hold Your Fire, and my favorite song on it, Mission.

The recipe:
Hold Your Fire - IPA
Final Volume: 3.75 Gallons     OG: 1.060     FG: 1.012     ABV: 6.4%    IBU:68

8.25 lbs Maris Otter Malt1 lb UK Crystal 20
0.5 lb Carapils

0.25oz Centennial, 12.5% (60 min)
0.25oz Simcoe, 13.7% (60 min)
0.25oz Centennial, 12.5% (30 min)
0.25oz Centennial, 12.5% (10 min)
0.25oz Simcoe, 13.7% (10 min)0.5oz Centennial, 12.5% (flame out)

Wyeast 1271, American Ale II

Oh, and this IPA will make it's debut at the Dunerbrew IPA Tasting event on May 4th, 2013.