Archive for the ‘Crystal 60L’ Category

Batch 70: Glitter Barleywine

So many thanks to Tom and Drew for the assistance with this brew 🙂 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 65: Ben’s Wedding Ale

Insert thoughtful introduction acknowledging Ben & Olga’s wedding and the honor of brewing their beer 🙂 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 […]

Batch 63: Inauguration Ale

This beer is being brewed to drink on the night of the inauguration of our 45th president. A number of friends are gathering to move to DC the following day for a march, and I asked everyone what kind of beer I should brew for the occasion. Top contenders were La Fin du Monde (though […]

Batch 62: Extra Special Bitter

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: Nottingham Yeast Starter: 1L starter from 1 packet Batch Size (Gallons): 10 Original Gravity: 1.059 Final Gravity: 1.012 IBU: ~50? Boiling Time (Minutes): ~75 Color: ~12-17 SRM? Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): ?16# Maris Otter (18# intended) 2# C60 2.5oz Nugget 60min Fresh hops: 1/2 of a […]

Posted September 19, 2016 by fbarrett in Crystal 60L, CTZ, ESB, Maris Otter, Nottingham, Nugget

Batch 61: Pumpkin Dubbel 2016!

To be entered into the homebrew competition for the 2016 Baltimore Craft Beer Festival 🙂 Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP500 Yeast Starter: 1L and 0.5L starters from two separate pure pitch packs Batch Size (Gallons): 10.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.075 (+0.064 w/ D90 ≈ 1.081) Final Gravity: IBU: ~25 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color: Primary […]

Batch 59: NDWSHE Wheat Wine

16# German Wheat Malt 14# German Pilsner 1# C60 2oz Nugget FWH 1 whirlfloc 90 minute boil 8 gal recovered yeast cake from one carboy from batch 58 (WLP090)   The taste upon racking to secondary was divine. The final product was estery, bitter, and a product of some very, very unhappy yeast. Need to […]

Batch 58: Ceci ne hop

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP090 San Diego Super Yeast Starter: 1.5L (split between two carboys) Batch Size (Gallons): 10 Original Gravity: 1.060 Final Gravity: IBU: 44 Boiling Time (Minutes): 120 Color: 6.5 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): room temp 14 days Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 15# German Pilsen 5# German Wheat Malt 1# C60 2oz Nugget – […]

Batch 54: Pumpkin Dubbel 2015

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP500 Yeast Starter: none (used 2 vials, 1 per carboy) Batch Size (Gallons): 8 gallons (split into 2 carboys) Original Gravity: 1.062 Final Gravity: 1.006 (estimated 1.072 after addition of D90, giving ABV ~ 9%) IBU: 23 Boiling Time (Minutes): 75 Color:  23 Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 9.5# German […]

Batch 49: Barrett’s Barleywine

Recipe Type: All Grain Yeast: WLP090 Yeast Starter: .75L starter from 1L starter of DME and one vial of WLP090 Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 Original Gravity: 1.08 Final Gravity: 1.008 (est 10.1% ABV) IBU: ?60 Boiling Time (Minutes): 90 Color: 17L Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 34 days/60-70º Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): n/a 15# Maris […]

Batch 46: Hon Common (Baltimore “California” Common)

Recipe Type: All-Grain Yeast: WLP810 Yeast Starter: Saved from 1L starter from 1L starter from original vial used in Batch 31 Batch Size (Gallons): 5.5 gallons Original Gravity: 1.054 Final Gravity: 1.006 (6.3% est ABV) IBU: 35 Boiling Time (Minutes): 60 Color: 11 L Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp): 10# Vienna Malt 1# […]