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89: Black Death (black IPA)

Inspired by the dire global circumstances of the age, as well as the generous and delicious-looking recipe shared by Kal from the Electric Brewery: https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/firestone-walker-wookey-jack-black-rye-ipa scaled roughly in half, and brewed in parallel by my friend and fellow cubscout leader, Kurt Nachtman, we bring you: the Black Death Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: S-05Yeast Starter: yeast cake from Batch […]

Posted May 8, 2020 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 88: English Mild

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: S-05Yeast Starter: yeast cake from Batch 87Batch Size (Gallons): 6.5Original Gravity: 1.038Final Gravity: IBU: 20?Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: BrownPrimary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# 2-row0.5# C400.25# C1200.25# brown malt0.25# roasted barley 1oz Cascade – FWH mashed a little cold, not entirely sure (low 140s?), got good efficiency, yield of 6ish gallons. Pitched […]

Batch 87: Pliny the imposter

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: S-05 (2 packets)Yeast Starter: noneBatch Size (Gallons): 5.5Original Gravity: 1.060 (without Dextrose)Final Gravity: IBU: lots?Boiling Time (Minutes): 90Color: Dark StrawPrimary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 11# 2-row0.5# Carapils0.5# C401# Dextrose (added at high krausen) 1.5oz Green Bullet (12.x%) – FWH1oz Green Bullet (12.x%) – 45 min0.5oz FF (x%) – 30 min0.5oz […]

86: Soul Harvester Imperial Stout

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: WLP090Yeast Starter: 2.5L StarterBatch Size (Gallons): 7Original Gravity: 1.0Final Gravity: 1.0IBU: ~50?Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: ~DARKPrimary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 13# 2-row9.25# Maris Otter1.5# Roasted Barley1.5# Chocolate Rye1# Special B1# flaked Barley8oz C1204oz DH Carafa III 3.5oz Northern Brewer – 60 min2oz Northern Brewer – 15 min 1# Amber DME added to […]

Posted March 21, 2020 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 85: Irish Red

Following the recipe at The Electric Brewery (converted from 12 to 6 gallon batch), partly because I have nearly all of the ingredients (or decent subs) on hand! https://shop.theelectricbrewery.com/pages/irish-red-ale Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: NottinghamYeast Starter: 1 packetBatch Size (Gallons): ~5.5 gallons?Starting Gravity: 1.028Original Gravity: 1.041Final Gravity: 1.008IBU: ~22Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: RedPrimary Fermentation (# of […]

Posted March 15, 2020 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 84: FF/MO Smash

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: NottinghamYeast Starter: 1 packetBatch Size (Gallons): ~5.5 gallons?Original Gravity: 1.051Final Gravity: IBU: ~50Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: straw to pale orangePrimary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12# Maris Otter FWH – 1oz FF (10% AU)10 min – 0.5oz FF (10% AU)5 min – 0.5oz FF (10% […]

Posted February 21, 2020 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 83: Chai Tea Latte Brown Ale

Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: Safale S05Yeast Starter: 1 packedBatch Size (Gallons): ~3 gallons?Original Gravity: ?Final Gravity: ?IBU: ~25Boiling Time (Minutes): 60Color: ?Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 4.5# Maris Otter3.5# 2-row2# C404oz C1202oz Pale Chocolate 0.75oz Northern Brewer FWH0.5# lactose (15 min)1 Whirlfloc (15 min) Mashed in, held […]

Posted October 12, 2019 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 82: Boat Beer

It worked last time … let’s try again? Crushable session ale. Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: NottinghamYeast Starter: 2 packetsBatch Size (Gallons): Original Gravity: Final Gravity: IBU: ~Boiling Time (Minutes):  75Color: ~7 SRM?Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Yeast Starter: 1L starter, pitched at high krausenBatch Size (Gallons): 10.5Original Gravity: 1.056Final Gravity: ??IBU: ~32Boiling Time (Minutes):  75Color: ~7 SRM?Primary Fermentation (# […]

Posted July 31, 2019 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 81: Ryan’s IPA

For the past few years, folks at the BPRU have organized a charity auction. Nothing too huge or outlandish, but we’ve raised a fair penny each year for a good cause. Last year and this year, I offered a case of home-brewed beer, brewed to order, and this year the prize was won by my […]

Batch 80: Obama’s Last Stand

One of the best dark beers I’ve brewed was inspired by the inauguration of our 45th president (see here). I’m at it again, with a 10 gallon batch 🙂 Let’s see if we can recreate the magic! Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: WLP001Yeast Starter: 1L starter, pitched at high krausenBatch Size (Gallons): 11Original Gravity: 1.0Final Gravity: ??IBU: ~Boiling Time (Minutes): 90Color: ~38 SRM?Primary Fermentation […]

Posted March 31, 2019 by fbarrett in Uncategorized