Our First Original Beer Recipe: The Year of the Rabbit
October 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
It is finally complete! Today is day 14 of bottle conditioning of The Year of the Rabbit, Bunny Hops Brewery’s very first original recipe. I may be biased, but I think it actually tastes good. It’s quite light on the alcohol content: only 3%, which is particularly well-suited for those of the Asian persuasion like myself. I set out to make this beer with the simplest and fewest number of ingredients with the exception of a single secret ingredient: five spice.
– Brita filtered water
– US05 Safale Yeast
– Amber liquid malt extract
– Perle Hops (double, for bittering and flavor/aroma)
– Five spice
My philosophy at this time is that in order to really learn the craft of homebrewing, I need to know each ingredient. For example, instead of starting with grains, I need to know how far I can take liquid and dry malt extract. Instead of adding in a huge list of ingredients (for example, a list of a half-dozen crushed grains), I want to know what each ingredient does to the brew before selecting it for recipes of my own.
Here is the profile of the beer at day 14:
Here’s to making every year the Year of the Rabbit!