Archive for the ‘Safale S-04’ Category

Batch 47: Raging Irish Red!

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: S-04 Yeast Starter: No (1 packet used) Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.054 Final Gravity: 1.006 IBU: ?? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  ?? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# German Pils 1# CaraAroma 0.5# Melanoidin 0.5oz Aurora 10.3% 60 min 0.5oz Aurora 10.3% 30 min 1oz Aurora […]

Batch 41: Pixelated Pumpkin Ale

The original recipe was scaled up to do 7.5 gallons, but I am pretty sure I yielded closer to 8. Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP001 / S-04 Yeast Starter: No (1 vial and 1 packet used) Batch Size (Gallons): 8 gallons Original Gravity: 1.062 Final Gravity: IBU: 17 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color:  22 Primary […]

Batch 29/30: RIS and Coffee (Chocolate? Vanilla?) Porter

Partigyle seems to be the word of the day! Brew day was Sunday, Jan 12. Brewing this recipe: and capping the mash for a small beer, because why not!? Gonna either let the small beer sit in secondary with vanilla or chocolate, or bottle with either a vanilla tea or coffee, to make some […]

Batch 26: Fuggles/Maris Otter SMaSH

Let’s compare Fuggles (batch 26) to Willamette (batch 23)! Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: Safale-04 Yeast Starter: No (1 packets of Safale-04 used) Batch Size (Gallons): 2.5 Original Gravity: unknown (still haven’t gotten a hydrometer) Final Gravity: IBU: 45? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 7 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10 days (so far, at ~68*F) 6# Maris Otter 1oz Fuggles for […]

Posted November 26, 2013 by fbarrett in Fuggles, Maris Otter, Safale S-04, SMaSH

Batch 24: Pixelated Pumpkin Ale

Last time I did this, I put the pumpkin in the boil. This time, I’m trying the pumpkin in the mash. All else should be equal regarding ingredients! I broke my hydrometer brewing batch 25, so I couldn’t measure the final gravity of this delicious beer, but I’m assuming it’s around 8-8.5% ABV Brewed September […]

Batch 2: Nut Brown Ale

Short story, I was able to get the wort down to ~120 after stirring and a few minutes in an ice bath in the sink. I then aerated it by pouring back and forth 5 times between the brew kettle and a sterilized bucket (used for bottling the previous day, soaked overnight in StarSan solution). […]

Batch 1: Brown Porter

We started our homebrewing adventure with a Brown Porter ingredient kit from All tools were cleaned and sanitized using StarSan beforehand. I began with 3 gallons of water in our 3.5 gallon stock pot. I placed three separate cheesecloth bags of grain (Chocolate, English, and Crystal Malts) in the pot and applied heat to […]