Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Everything went very well. My lovely assistant Kelly helped me mill the grain the night before, so it was straight into mashtun warming and mashing for me.
I won't bore you with the gory details, but here are the results. Almost 6 gallons at 1.070. If I round that down to 5.5 gallons, it's 78% efficiency, which is my highest using this pilsner malt. The key, it would seem, is stirring at the 15 and 30 minute marks.
I was all done, including cleanup by 1:30PM.
I used the 3rd generation yeast from the Saison du Mock. I pitched about .5L slurry. I was a little concerned about using it since I hadn't seen activity this morning, but as of 5:30PM the next day, the bubbling is non-stop.
Since Willie hasn't brewed a saison yet, I've offered my yeast cake for his Belgian pleasure.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
10 lbs. Belgian Pilsner (or 2-row depending on supplies)
.5 lb. malted wheat
.5 lb. Dingemans aromatic
1 lb. beet sugar
Mash at 150 degrees.
90 minute boil
1.5 oz. Styrian Goldings for 60 minutes
WLP540 Abbey IV Ale Yeast
By the way, the name translates to Barn Mouse. I figured it's not as prestigious as the Church Mouse if I have to use 2-row.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Here it is for now. The hops may change a bit since I have Centennial available.
12 # Breiss 2-row
1 # Breiss Crystal 40
1 oz. 14.4 AA Magnum @60 min
1 oz. 4.5 AA Cascade @30 min
1 oz. 4.5 AA Cascade @15
1 oz. 4.5 AA Cascade @1 min
1 oz. 9.0 AA Centennial @1 min
Dry hop with 1 oz. 4.5 AA Cascade and 1 oz. 9.0 AA Centennial
White Labs WLP001 California Yeast
At 70% efficiency -
Monday, June 1, 2009
Beer name:Snakebite Oaked American Golden Strong
Batch size:5 gallons
BJCP style:19C. American Barleywine
14 lb. Briess Brewers 2-row Malt
.5 lb. Briess Carapils 2-row Malt
1 lb. Gambrinus Honey Malt
1 lb. Light Munich Malt
1 oz Magnum (14.0% AA, Pellet) at 60 min.
1 oz Cascade ( 5.5% AA, Pellet) at 20 min.
Yeast: 2 packets of Fermentis Safale US-05 (US-56) American Ale (dry)
Final Gravity: 1.019
Yeast: WhiteLabs WLP026 Premium Bitter Ale