Broadway Brew Supply.
It is in the same spot as an old LHBS. The old one closed and someone new purchased the space and opened a new shop.
Last week, I decided to stop by and check out the new spot.
It is different. It has a smaller sales space, but it seems like they have everything I need.
As I wandered around, I decided to go ahead and get some supplies for a brew day. I sort of came up with the recipe "on the fly". For the most part, the grain bill was basically the same as Summer Lovin' American Wheat.
I didn't pick any hops until I was looking at the hop selection. Denali Hops caught my eye. I've never used Denali hops. I thought I might as well try them out, and I grabbed some of those. I also grabbed one of my favorite hops, Columbus.
After I got home, I plugged in the "new" recipe and called it ...
I started brew day Sunday morning right before the change to Daylight Savings Time. In fact, while working on getting the mash stabilized, I was literally looking at my phone time when it switched from 2AM to 3AM.
Makes the name of the beer pretty appropriate ... right?
Everything went smoothly. I did dilute the wort a bit more than originally designed. This was pretty much a conscious decision. Lately, I have been preferring more sessionable beers. Lower alcohol is fine with me.
I got the wort chilled before it was time to go to church. But, I left it sitting in the covered pot while attending.
I racked into the fermentor when I got home.
The rest of the day was free for clean-up and various activities with the family.
I really like the aroma of the Denali Hops. I'm looking forward to trying this beer in a few weeks.
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