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 Grain
Yeast: WLP001
Yeast Starter: 1L starter, pitched at high krausen
Batch Size (Gallons): 11
Original Gravity: 1.0
Final Gravity: ??
IBU: ~
Boiling Time (Minutes): 90
Color: ~38 SRM?
Primary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):
Secondary Fermentation (# of Days & Temp):

24# Maris Otter
3# Special B
1.5# Carafa II Special
1# C60

2oz Northern Brewer 90min
1oz Northern Brewer, 1.5oz Falconer’s Flight
1oz Nugget, 1.5oz Falconer’s Flight @Whirlpool (after cooled below 180*)

Mashed in and held 148* straight for 60 minutes. Starting gravity with ~14 gallons of wort was 1.058 (1.050 at 108°). Boil began at 4:10p. didn’t keep good notes on the process, but we recovered 9 gallons of wort in the fermenter. I had questions about the yeast cake from falconer’s revenge, so I started a new 1L starter of WLP001 at the time I would have pitched. The starter was sluggish since it was rather chilly in the basement, so the wort stayed sequestered in the conical for 2 days before I pitched at what I thin was high krausen for the starter. Fermentation took off, and we had krausen for at least a week and a half.

Posted March 31, 2019 by fbarrett in Uncategorized