I am hosting a Google+ hangout over on our Google+ page starting around 9a Eastern.
And its our APA, again, this time another slight change to the malt bill trying to get it just where I want it. Also, playing with more New Zealand hops, Motueka this time.
The malt bill is going back to simple, last time round had a bit of Munich malt in it thinking that the beer was missing but turned out to be too much for the beer. So back to simple, 2-row, crystal and a little bit of wheat. I took some advice from Mike "Tasty" McDole, I'm mashing a little higher than I planned to, shooting for 154F. I'm trying to leave a bit of malt character to the beer, while not leaving it overly sweet.
Motueka are a descendant of Saaz and some New Zealand breeding plants. Its higher in alpha acid than Saaz, these ones are 7.1%, with a pretty solid oil content. In the bag they smell a lot like Saaz(a traditional "noble" aroma) with a bit of lemon-lime(7up, not Sprite).