So here we are finding ourselves in August. The air is thick, the temperature hot, and the sun is bright. In our ode to the sun, we Brewski Brothers have come up with our summertime ale. We present to you Dayman. A super hopped up, light ale that focuses on the fantastic aromas and flavors of American hops while contributing little in the way of bittering. The name is an homage to our favorite show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Dayman is fighter of the Nightman... Champion of the sun... and if you have a few too many, you may also think you are a master of karate and friendship. A quick brew to make, so enjoy.
1.) In 3 gallons of water, steep 1/2 lb of carapils, 1/2 lb belgian munich, and 1/2 lb 2 row pale ale between 155-160 degrees F for 30 min with 1 tsp of gypsum.
2.) Bing to a boil and add 3.3 lbs of pilsen LME, 1 lb of pilsen DME, 1lb of wheat DME, 1 lb of extra light DME, 1/2 oz of palisade hops (6.7%), 1/2 oz cascade (7.5%), and then start 60 minute boil.
3.) With 15 minutes left, add 1 oz amarillo (7.5%), 1 1/4 oz bitter orange peel, 1 1/4 oz lemon peel, 1/2 oz sweet orange peel, and 1 tsp irish moss.
4.) With 10 minutes left, add 1 oz centennial (9.7%).
5.) With 5 minutes left, add 1 oz cascade (6.3%) and 1 oz simcoe (12.7%).
6.) Shut off heat after 60 minutes and chill wort to 70 degrees F and then pitch White Labs WLP 008 East Coast Ale yeast.
7.) After one week, rack to a secondary fermenter and dry hop with 1/2 oz simcoe (12.7%).
8.) Five days later, dry hop with 1/2 oz of simcoe (12.7%).
9.) Bottle the next day with 1 1/4 cup DME. The beer will be ready in 2 weeks.