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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 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

Batch 79: Falconer’s Revenge

Brewing the SMaSH(ish) with Falconer’s Flight got me thinking about how this hop blend would taste with a bit more Umpfh … so we’re brewing a double IPA with FF, to open it up and see what it can do. Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: WLP007Yeast Starter: 1L starter created from 1 packet, spun on the […]

Posted March 7, 2019 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 76: Stephanie’s India 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 🙂 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 64: Cool your jets IPA

Brian and Jill at Nepenthe recently provided an astute diagnosis of developing off flavors in my beer. Turns out I’ve been neglecting the health of my yeast, both in terms of under-pitching and not controlling temps. I’ve had some pissed off yeasts. I’ve also recently begun to really dial in my water. With these tools […]

Posted February 19, 2017 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 52: Blue Bench Blonde Ale

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 Yeast Starter: Yeast Cake from Batch 50 Batch Size (Gallons): 8 (8 gallon boil, 6.5 fermentation topped up at kegging) Original Gravity: 1.066 Final Gravity: IBU: 25 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 5.5 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 8# 2-row 8# Maris Otter 4oz C60 […]

Posted July 13, 2015 by fbarrett in Uncategorized

Batch 51: Shichimi Saison

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP565 Yeast Starter: no, but used 2 vials Batch Size (Gallons): 8 gallon Original Gravity: Final Gravity: IBU: Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): grain hops 1 Whirlfloc 1 tsp Gypsum per 5gal hot liquor (3tsp Gypsum) 0.5oz shichimi   need to find […]

Posted July 13, 2015 by fbarrett in Uncategorized