Thursday, January 16, 2014

Tawny Owl Porter


This is adapted from Jamil's Brown Porter recipe.

Fermentables
 2-Row (US) 9.5 lb 77% Mash 1 °L
 Brown Malt (UK) 1.0 lb 8% Mash  65 °L
 Crystal 45L (UK) 1.0 lb 8% Mash 45 °L
 Pale Chocolate (UK) 10.08 oz 5% Mash   207 °L
Carafa II 2 oz. 1% Mash 425 °L

Hops
Fuggle (UK) 1.5 oz 60 min Boil Pellet 4.8%
Fuggle (UK) 0.5 oz 10 min Boil Pellet 4.8%

Yeast
British Ale II Wyeast 1335 74.5%

OG: 1.060
FG: 1.016
ABV: 5.8
SRM: 23
IBU: 24

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Little Pig III Wheat Beer


Another attempt at making a German Hefeweizen.

5 lbs. Pils
3 lbs. Malted wheat
2 lbs. Flaked wheat

.5 oz. Magnum @ 60 min.
.5 oz. Tettnanger @10 min.

3333 German Wheat Yeast

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Falconer


American Pale Ale finished with Falconer's Flight

9.5 lbs. American 2 Row
.5 Crystal 20
.5 Crystal 40

1 oz. Magnum (14% AA) @ 60 min.
2 oz. Falconer's Flight @ 5 min.

Wyeast 1056 American Ale

OG: 1.059  @ 75% efficiency
FG: 1.013 @ 77 attenuation
ABV: 6%
SRM: ~ 9
IBU: 72 calculated

Monday, January 28, 2013

Smilin' Eyes Irish Ale

This is a totally typical American-made Irish Red Ale.


Mash:
- 7.5 lbs. Rahr 2-Row Pale
- 0.75 lbs. Belgian Caramel Pils
- 0.25 lbs. Briess Special Roast
- 0.125 lbs. Belgian Biscuit malt
- 0.125 lbs. English Chocolate Malt

Hops:
- 0.75 oz. Willamette (60 min)
- 0.75 oz. US Goldings (30 min)

Yeast:
Wyeast #1272 American Ale Yeast II

Monday, October 29, 2012

Durham Bull Brown


This Northern English Brown beer isn't named after the minor league ball team or the movie. This name is minor alteration on the legend of how the town of Durham in North East England was founded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham#Legend_of_the_Dun_Cow_and_city_origins

On to the beer. This is an exact copy of Jamil's Northern English Brown recipe.


6.8 lbs. Pale Malt(2-row)
0.6375 lbs. Crystal 40L
0.425 lbs. Crystal 25L
0.425 lbs. Victory Malt 
0.2125 lbs. Chocolate Malt - Light
0.6375 lbs. Special Roast Malt

(I know these numbers look horrible, but it's because I had to dial down Jamil's numbers to fit with my system and the BJCP guidelines.)

1.00 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet (5.90 AA%) @ 60 min.

White Labs WLP002 English Ale

OG: 1.047
FG: 1.013
ABV: 4.2
IBU: 21

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lion's Roar Abbey Ale


Not too strong, but you might have this one sneak up on you.

8 lbs. Rahr Old World Pilsner
.5 lb. Breiss White Wheat Malt
.5 lb. De Wolf-Cosyns Aromatic
2 lbs. table sugar

2 oz. Styrian Goldings at 60 minutes

2 vials WLP540 Abbey IV yeast

OG: 1.069
Est. FG: 1.015
Est. ABV: 7.1%
IBU: 25
SRM: 5

The name is in honor of the Belgian Coat of Arms





Monday, July 16, 2012

Bricklayer Ale


8 lbs American 2-row
.6 lb. American 40L Crystal
.4 lb. Breiss Victory
.25 lb. American 120L Crystal
.0625 (1 oz.) Wyermann Carafa II

.5 oz. Magnum (12.5%AA) @ 60 min.
1 oz. Cascade (5.5%AA) @ 10 min.

WLP001 California Ale

OG: 1.050
FG: 1.010
ABV: 5.2%
IBU: 34
SRM: 21 (this is always off)