Double IPAHomebrew Series
Honoring one of Zeal & Ardor's most emblematic heavy-metal hymns, "Gravedigger's Chant" is a double dry-hopped double IPA with heaps of tropical fruitiness that also packs a punch. Best served fresh, so blast some heavy riffs and raise a pale one for the Dark One. Lord don't have mercy for you!View on Untappd
- Last brewedFebruary 2nd, 2020
- MaltsPilsner, CaraMunich III, Carapils
- HopsCentennial, El Dorado, Simcoe, Galaxy
- YeastLallemand BRY-97 American West Coast Ale
Yet another one of those cases in which I had the name and artwork figured out, and just wanted to also showcase it on a beer label. Since the accent color for this one was going to be green much like "Alive She Cried", this beer was also going to be all about hops, so the only thing I really wanted from the malts was a clean base with a nice color and high diastatic power to boost the alcohol level. In terms of actual hop additions, Centennial was only used for bittering while the other ones were all very late additions to the whirpool and fermenter. Before this batch, I would almost never dry-hop my beers for more than 3-4 days because I was always worried it would impart unwanted grassy notes. With this recipe however, I actually did some digging and wanted to experiment with longer dry-hop times. One dry-hop addition was done right after fermentation, while the other was done after 7 more days, followed by bottling 4 days later. Both additions were done in equal amounts, with the first one contributing with more complex underlying aromas while the second addition gave the final beer more freshness and a fruity character.
This is a homebrewed beer that is not available for sale or distribution of any kind. It was brewed at home in small quantities to be shared only with family and friends simply out of passion for the craft and as a tribute to the music that inspired it.