Archive for the ‘Crystal 120L’ Category

Batch 95: Cocoa Sombrero

Some new equipment, including a new false bottom for my round 5 gallon mash tun, and a true stainless counterflow chiller, need a good inaugural beer. This is the Soul Harvester recipe, but mashed really hot to keep it thick, lower ABV, and then spiced Recipe Type: All GrainYeast: S-05Yeast Starter: Two packetsBatch Size (Gallons): 5.5Original Gravity: 1.065Final Gravity: 1.022 (~6% […]

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 77: Harvest Amber Ale

The next in a series of pumpkin ales for the season, inspired by the impeccable Nepenthe Amber Ale recipe (adapted earlier this year to include MO as the base malt), and riding on the heels of the Pumpkin Dubbel that placed 3rd in the professional panel of the homebrew comp for the 2016 Baltimore Craft […]

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 72: Imperial Stout

This beer was destined to be a partigyle … but ended up just being a bitchin beer 🙂 Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: S-05 Yeast Starter: Yeast cake from Batch #70 Batch Size (Gallons): 10 Original Gravity: 1.094 Final Gravity: 1.013 IBU: ~55? Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: ~40? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): […]

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 53: Stout!

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 Yeast Starter: Yeast Cake from Batch 52 Batch Size (Gallons): 7 (7 gallon boil, 2 gal wort added mid-boil) Original Gravity: 1.049 Final Gravity: 1.070 IBU: 32 Boiling Time (Minutes): 90 Color: Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 7# 2-row 7# Maris Otter 2# Pale Chocolate […]

Batch 50: Zeus IPA

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP001 Yeast Starter: .75L starter from 1L starter of DME and one vial of WLP001 Batch Size (Gallons): 7.5 Original Gravity: 1.065 Final Gravity: IBU: ?56 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 11 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 12# Maris Otter 4# German Pilsner 1.5# Rye 12oz C120 12oz Torrified […]

Batch 44: Sarah’s Good Morning Breakfast Stout

8# German Pils 1# Pale Chocolate 1# Roasted Barley 1# Oats 8oz C120 4oz OS Wheat FWH 1oz Northern Brewer (stated 9.1%, probably lower due to age) 15min 1oz Northern Brewer 1.036 at 120* 1 # oats in 1 gallon water starting at *110 for at least 20 minutes (beta-glucan rest) 3tsp Gypsum total in […]