Another year, another harvest, another harvest ale.
Yes, it’s the Harvest Ale 2022!
Using homegrown Chinook hops from the backyard, we brewed this beer that has some interesting grains and an Omega yeast. Here’s the video where we talk about it.
If you’re following along at home, check out this Harvest Ale 2022 recipe:
2022 Harvest Ale Recipe
Tap Water treated with a Campden Tablet
5 pounds of Rahr Pale Malt (2.3 kg – 44% of the bill)
5 pounds of Simpsons Golden Promise Malt (2.3 kg – 44% of the bill)
12 ounces of Briess Blonde RoastOat Malt (340 g – 7% of the bill)
8 ounces of Flaked Barley (227 g – 4% of the bill)
2 ounces (56 g) of Homegrown Chinook Hops at 11.8%AA for 60 minutes
Another 2 ounces (56 g of Homegrown Chinook Hops at 11.8% AA for 20 minutes
Yet another 2 ounces (56 g) of Homegrown Chinook Hops at 11.8% AA at flameout
Omega Yeast OYL052 DIPA
Mashed at 150 °F (66 °C) for 60 minutes
Fermented 2 weeks at 68°F (20° C)
Original Gravity: 1.056
Final Gravity: 1.011
What Did We Think? – Tasting Notes
The summer was a hot dry one but the hops grew well. The harvest was plentiful, yielding more cones than I will use. This beer has a hazy yellow color with a rocky white head. The aroma has soft malt tones with grassy hops and some yeast esters. The flavor is focused on resiny hops but finishes with a smooth, pillowy malt mouthfeel that is coming from the oat malt and the flaked barley.
Someday I will stop fooling around with the grains and stick with one standard bill. Until then, let’s appreciate each harvest with something different every year. May the next growing season be ever in our favor.