Member Highlight: Bobby Bendily


Brewmie: Bobby Bendily 

Hometown: Buras, Louisiana

Favorite Beer to Drink: Jesus what a question... It changes all the time, but probably Oskar Blues G'Knight or Mahr's Ungespundent if I can find it.

Years Brewing: 4? It has been a blur... probably from all the drinking... I mean *cough*quality assurance.

Type of Brewer: All Grain

Brewing Volume Capacity: I brew batches designed to yield a full 5 gallon keg.

Currently Fermenting: "The Death Star (unless Disney is asking)" English Imperial Black I.P.A., "Redfish" I.R.A., " Battle of the Bulge 2: All things come to an Ardennes" Belgian I.P.A.

What’s on tap or in the fridge: "Millennium Falcon (once again as long as it isn't Disney asking)" I.P.A.,"El Conquistador" Brett I.P.A., and Merlin's half of the Imperial Cream Ale I have been holding hostage "Wilhelm's Cream"

Where can we follow you: I joined Facebook like a week ago, so however you find me on there.

What do you do when you’re not brewing?: I worked at Bitter & Esters and spend the majority of my time brewery planning and trying to get more investors.

How did you start brewing? I read How to Brew and researched for a long time before my best friend and roommate got sick of me talking about it and not actually doing it. He bought a kit and said "Now make me beer dammit." So yeah... here we are.

Where do you want to go with your brewing? I am one of those crazy bastards who has decided to make a fantastic hobby into actual work. I am currently trying to launch a 15BBL brew house back in New Orleans, and myself and my partners have made a lot of progress towards that goal in the past couple months. 

What recipe would you like to share? This one always seems to be a crowd pleaser. Low-ish A.B.V.%, an absolute instant win hop combo, and everyone loves All Day I.P.A., so people tend to like the idea of its nocturnal counterpart. Also, this was one of the two beers I brought to the first Bitter & Esters beer swap I attended. So maybe I am being a bit sentimental in choosing it as well, but I assure you it is wonderful.

All Night IPA
Style: American IPA
TYPE: All Grain

Recipe Specifications
Boil Size: 6.73 gal
Post Boil Volume: 5.98 gal
Batch Size (fermenter): 5.50 gal   
Bottling Volume: 5.00 gal
Estimated OG: 1.044 SG
Estimated Color: 27.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 43.3 IBUs
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 78.4 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Amt        Name                        %/IBU         
6 lbs        Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)            66.7 %        
12.0 oz       Corn - Yellow, Flaked (Briess) (1.3 SRM)    8.3 %         
8.0 oz        Midnight Wheat Malt (744.3 SRM)            5.6 %         
8.0 oz        Munich 20L (Briess) (20.0 SRM)            5.6 %         
8.0 oz        Oats, Flaked (Briess) (1.4 SRM)            5.6 %         
4.0 oz        Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (60.0 SRM)        2.8 %    
8.0 oz        Dextrose (Briess) (1.0 SRM)             5.6 %         

0.25 oz        Simcoe [12.70 %] - First Wort 90.0 min        14.2 IBUs     
0.25 oz        Simcoe [12.70 %] - Boil 20.0 min        7.3 IBUs      
0.25 oz        Amarillo [8.80 %] - Boil 15.0 min        4.1 IBUs      
0.25 oz        Simcoe [12.70 %] - Boil 10.0 min        4.4 IBUs      
0.25 oz        Amarillo [8.80 %] - Boil 5.0 min        1.7 IBUs      
1.00 oz        Citra [12.50 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  10.0 min    8.6 IBUs      
0.50 oz        Amarillo [8.80 %] - Steep/Whirlpool  10.0 min    3.0 IBUs      
2.00 oz        Citra [12.50 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days         0.0 IBUs      
1.25 oz        Simcoe [12.70 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days        0.0 IBUs      
1.00 oz        Amarillo [8.80 %] - Dry Hop 5.0 Days        0.0 IBUs      

1.0 pkg        British Ale Yeast (Wyeast Labs #1098)           

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Light Body, Batch Sparge  
Add 17.50 qt of water at 153.6 F and hold at 147.0 F for 75 min    

Sparge: Batch sparge with 2 steps (Drain mash tun , 3.47gal) of 168.0 F water

Water treated with a crushed Campden tablet

Mash Water Adjustment:
4g Gypsum
2g Cal Chloride
1g Epsom Salt
1g Baking Soda