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Batch 76: Hoppy Pale Ale

The name of the game today is: make beer. We have pale male, some C120, some rye, and some hops so … I think we’re gonna make an IPA ūüôā Adding dextrose at the end of the boil to augment the ABV and dry it out a little more Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Nottingham Yeast Starter:¬†0.5L […]

Batch 75: Small Pale Ale

Pale ale made from the leftovers of Batches 73/74. Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†S-04 Yeast Starter:¬†None (one packet pitched) Batch Size (Gallons):¬†5 Original Gravity:¬†1.062 Final Gravity:¬†1.008 (on 7/4/18) IBU:¬†24? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color:¬†~6.6? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# 2-row 14.5oz Carapils 12oz C40 0.5 oz Cascade […]

Posted July 1, 2018 by fbarrett in 2-row, Carapils, Cascade, Crystal 40L, Pale Ale, Safale S-04

Batch 73/74: Pliny Two Ways

The experiment today: brew a Pliny Clone with a handful of hop substitutions, and split the batch between a standard fermentation (Batch 73, one carboy with San Diego Super/WLP090) and one as a NEIPA (Batch 74, in a carboy with London Fog Ale Yeast/WLP066). Based on the following Pliny recipe: Russian River Pliny the Elder […]

Batch 72: Imperial Stout

This beer was destined to be a partigyle … but ended up just being a bitchin beer ūüôā Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†S-05 Yeast Starter:¬†Yeast cake from Batch #70 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†12 Original Gravity:¬†1.084 Final Gravity:¬† IBU: ~40? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color: ~45? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & […]

Batch 71: Nepenthe Amber

So, for batch 70, I kindof … planned too large a grain bill for my mash tun. Aaaaaand … maybe we crushed a little too much grain for the plan. PSA: don’t measure and crush grain when you’ve been drinking heavily on St. Patrick’s day. We tried to fit as much as we could in […]

Batch 70: Glitter Barleywine

So many thanks to Tom and Drew for the assistance with this brew ūüôā The day began with a disappointment, when the new heat sticks tripped the breaker. We moved outside into the COLD, and lost a lot of heat in the mash. In addition, we couldn’t fit all 36# of grain that were planned […]

Batch 69: Oriander Pale Ale

It took a lot of restraint to not come up with a more salacious name for this beer. EDIT after tasting it (3/23), I’m starting to think of something like “easier than a presidential fitness test” b/c it is Easy Drinking. Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Nottingham (1 packets) Yeast Starter:¬†none Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 6 Original Gravity:¬†1.051 […]

Batch 68: Yankee IPA

IPA brewed after a long hiatus and a number of equipment upgrades, including the capability of fly sparging, purchase of a plate chiller, and addition of a chilling coil in the conical fermenter. Oh, and I have pumps. 2 pumps. An I’m Gonna Use’em. This was originally planned as a NEIPA, however I didn’t have […]

Batch 67: Harford Porter

Straight-up porter, as the first beer brewed in my baesment. Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†WLP001 (2 pure pitch packets) Yeast Starter:¬†none Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 10, collected 9.5 Original Gravity: ?? Final Gravity: ?? IBU:¬†?27? ?33 Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†75 Color:¬†~25? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 18# 2-row 1# […]

Posted September 5, 2017 by fbarrett in 2-row, Biscuit, Black Patent, Cascade, Chocolate, Crystal 40L, Nugget

Batch 65: Ben’s Wedding Ale

Insert thoughtful introduction acknowledging Ben & Olga’s wedding and the honor of brewing their beer ūüôā Recipe Type:¬†All Grain Yeast:¬†Notty (1.5 packets) Yeast Starter:¬†no starter, just 1.5¬†packets 🙂 Batch Size (Gallons):¬†intended 5.5, collected ? Original Gravity:¬†1.072 Final Gravity:¬† IBU: ? Boiling Time (Minutes):¬†60 Color: ? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):¬†62* to start Secondary […]