|3/12/2023||Lady Rogan of Devonshire - Imperial Irish Red||Irish Red Ale||6.3 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/10/2022||Bout Time SMaSH||American Strong Ale||7.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|4/22/2022||End of School Baby ESB||Strong Bitter||5.5 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/7/2021||Helles Real||Munich Helles||5.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/7/2021||Accidental Ned - Flanders Red Ale||Flanders Red Ale||6.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/3/2021||Hemp Amber Ale||American Amber Ale||6.5 %||7.5 Gallon(s)|
|5/3/2021||Hemp Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||5.4 %||7.5 Gallon(s)|
|2/1/2021||Coaga Blain Og||Unknown Style||5.5 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|12/5/2020||Heart of Darkness Black IPA||Specialty IPA - Black IPA||9.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/26/2020||Frechen Hosen - German for Sassy Pants - Berliner Weisse||Berliner Weisse||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/9/2020||Hefeweizen||Weissbier||6.6 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/5/2020||DragonJuice - Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA homage||American IPA||6.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|4/30/2020||Patriot Ale||American Amber Ale||5.2 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/12/2020||Udder-ly Chocolate Milk Stout||American Porter||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/3/2020||Daisy Dandelion Spot III||Cream Ale||4.5 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|1/31/2020||Senior Wit||Witbier||7.0 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|1/9/2020||To the Moon - Blue Moon Clone||Witbier||14.1 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|8/16/2019||PLM Belgian Blond Ale - Princess Louisa Maria||Belgian Pale Ale||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|8/9/2019||Schwarzbier||Schwarzbier||5.0 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|3/10/2019||NaranBlanc Gose||Gose||4.9 %||6.5 Gallon(s)|
brew day went great. no problems. mash steady at 151F. 5 gal apx to primary. OG 1.060. just a little low. placed primary in a water bath with wet towel around it, temp is at 68F apx
Brew was a little light after boil. only at 1.043. Added 1/2 lb of sugar and brought OG to 1.049. fermentation started being noticable after apx 24 hours. primary is in a water bath with ice packs changed out every 12 hours apx. apx temp in bath is 68F.
Not sure why the OG is so low. I would blame the hemp seeds, but those were not added until the boil.
toasted hemp seeds in a hot dry skillett. turned down to medium after a couple minutes but it was too hot and seed got a little scorched. did another batch and toasted starting with skillett at medium for 10 minutes.
OG was high but I was having trouble with my refractometer. took reading with hydrometer and after temp correction it shows only 1.065 Should have been 1.070. Mash temps were consistent at 151 to 149F. I am usually right on with my numbers so I feel confident that I hit them as expected.
started mash at 155F but was shooting for 151. did not realize I was high until after 35 min. then decreased temp to 151 for remainder of mash
mashed in at 152F. strike water was apx 170-175F. I did add a little cold water to mash to adjust temp. temp held at 152F with only 1 small addition of boiling water at the 20 minute mark. Starch conversion test at 50 min showed completion. Mashed out with 2 gal of 180F water. Vorlauf 2 qts. No problems with mash. Apx 1pm, wort into primary at 83F and left in water bath with ice packs until temp dropped to 67F. Pitched 2 L starter at 6pm. Plan to change ice packs Q8h. Fermenting well at 7am ...