Brew day... Arrogant Bastard with an apple twist!

Woke up, this morning, took the dog on a walk, ate some food and started brewing! Today was supposed to be an Arrogant Bastard clone, with this recipe:

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 1.25 gal     
Boil Size: 1.43 gal
Estimated OG: 1.083 SG
Estimated Color: 19.1 SRM
Estimated IBU: 60.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Amount        Item                                      Type         % or IBU     
3 lbs 7.2 oz  Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)            Grain        90.31 %      
5.9 oz        Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM)    Grain        9.69 %       
0.20 oz       Chinook [13.00 %]  (60 min)               Hops         29.3 IBU     
0.20 oz       Chinook [13.00 %]  (45 min)               Hops         26.9 IBU     
0.30 oz       Chinook [13.00 %]  (2 min)                Hops         3.7 IBU      

Mash Schedule: Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body
Total Grain Weight: 3.82 lb
Temperature Mash, 1 Step, Medium Body
Step Time     Name               Description                         Step Temp    
60 min        Saccharification   Add 4.78 qt of water at 165.9 F     154.0 F      
10 min        Mash Out           Heat to 168.0 F over 10 min         168.0 F      

The only problem is I had to substitute Nugget for Chinook. Its supposed to be a good replacement, but in my opinion its not as piny as Chinook, so that's a bit of a bummer. Im sure it will turn out great though! Also, since its technically not really a clone anymore, I decided to get fancy and add a little apple smack to it.

All in all it was an extremely smooth brew day. Had an almost perfect mash, only had to add heat once. I really have to get myself a cooler to mash in. At the end of the boil, I steeped 2 diced Granny Smith apples!

Left them in for 20 minutes and removed them right before the ice bath. It cooled down quick, then I just stuck it in a jug and pitched in some S-33.

Easy peasy. Has not started bubbling yet, but Im sure it will soon enough. My first brew in three weeks and damn it felt good! Next up will be a blackberry red ale, hopefully within the next couple o days.

Also, watch Out Of The Wild. Awesome survival show.

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