After boil, cool to 70 and pitch 1 pint of Dupont slurry (or do a 1 gallon starter. not the same, but it will work). Let rise to 90F over the next 2 days, after which fermentation will slow greatly. Let sit above 80 for at least 6 more days (keep a blanket/sleeping bag wrapped around it if you need to). |
After transferring, an attenuating yeast might need to be added (if the beer is above 1.010 then I add one). I use the Westmalle strain and make a 1 quart starter. Keep it above 75 for the next 6 weeks.
8 days before cold conditioning or bottling add the dry hops.
Cold condition for at least a week if you can. If not, don’t worry, it is not that important.
Bottle with 1.2 oz. dextrose/gallon of finished beer.
Hope you like this beer as much as I did.