Brewing a Wet Hop IPA with Skull Gully Hops
The brew, a version of our XPA-Lidocious, modified to use Skull Gully’s first-year Goldings, Cascade and Chinook, was designed, using pellets to bitter and around 7 kg of wet hops in the whirlpool. The brew day was a great success, albeit with one small issue… Our wort strainer was stuck in customs and without it, some hop cones managed to escape the kettle, fantastically clogging our heat exchanger (HX), preventing transfer and extending the hop stand. With some improvisation, we managed to pump the wort out and alas, our planned Wet Hop XPA became a Wet Hop IPA.
(The HX required a good few hours of reconstruction and cleaning, too).
Cornella Real x Skull Gully Wet Hop IPA is set to be released at The Shiraz Republic’s inaugural Sunday Session on the 24th of September. There’ll be music from local singer-songwriter Jimmy Stewart, Matt’s going to swap his mash paddle for a spatula to craft up some smash burgers and there’ll be plenty of opportunity to meet both the brewers and hop growers throughout the afternoon.
Cornella Real x Skull Gully Wet Hop IPA. Bright and golden in colour, with plenty of fruit on the nose from the wet Cascade, Chinook and EK Goldings hops. Being a Wet Hop brew, this beer has a sweet, grassy bitterness that follows on nicely from the crisp malt body.
$30 gets you a six-pack of the Wet Hop IPA, a pot on arrival and a burger. Bottle stock is extremely limited, so book now to avoid disappointment. Otherwise, call in for a Sunday Sesh at The Shiraz Republic. Book now!