Thomas Oakes Special Reserve
formerly OverBoard Ale #0003/volume 1
8oz Amber DME
1 lb Munton Wheat
3.3 oz Crisp Crystal 45L
4 oz Weyermann Smoked Malt
.42 oz Chinook Leaf 13%aa
.44 oz Yakima Magnum Pellet 14%aa
.86 oz Cascade Pellet 5%aa
.73 oz czech Saaz 4%aa
Yeast: Safale s-04
steeped grain for 20 mins @ 150F then 165F for 10 minutes, poured 1/4 gallon water 170F over grains
added a .2 oz mix of all hops every three minutes for 45 minute boil
conditioned 2 weeks
VERY GOOD. my first beer that i actually REALLY like.
pours a red amber brown, nice hoppy nose hint of grapefruit almost, nice crisp start, very refreshing hoppy bite, mildly bitter and very balanced. overall tasty as hell. Entering this one into the SUSSEX COUNTY HOMEBREW CONTEST.