1lb Purple Karma Barley Flakes
.1lb Dark Munich
1oz Lemondrop (5.2%AA) @30min
1oz Lemondrop (5.2%AA) @10min
Wyeast Weihenstephen (3068) – trub from Cold Extraction Duel
1.19oz Dried Lemon Verbena @ flameout for 10min
4gal Strike @ 168F. Mash in @ 155F. 60min mash. 148F @60min. 3.5gal sparge @174F. 6.5gal preboil. 60min boil. 5.5gal post boil.
Notes for next time:
The Rye, Munich, & Dark Munich were using up grains and were barely “milled” by smashing them with a rolling pin in a ziplock bag. I would still include a small portion of Rye and Munich in the future, though not Dark Munich. This beer was overwhelmingly lemony in the beginning, being described by others as lemon pledge. Over time, the lemon subsided and became an absolutely delicious and refreshing summer beer. Consider using less Verbena initially or expect to condition for a few months for lemon to relax. This beer won the duel by default as the other two competitors didn’t make their beer in time. Absolutely would make again.