Got a brew kit for my b-day 2 years ago, wasn't thrilled and didn't brew, Then for x-mas I got an all grain brew class. That Peaked my interest, now I have a variety of malts and hops on hand, built a 3 tap kegerator. I make and brew my own recipes exclusively based on what color, hops, and ABV I feel like at the moment, which usually goes with the seasons, I like to make not just beer but great beer and different beers.
|8/10/2019||Fresh Hop IPA||American IPA||5.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/22/2019||Peach tree IPA||American IPA||6.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/3/2019||Ale||American Pale Ale||5.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|4/14/2019||X-IPA-MC-1||Unknown Style||6.8 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|2/6/2019||Wicked Winter Wheat||Weissbier||9.8 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|2/1/2019||Damn right I'm Bitter||Unknown Style||6.3 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|1/1/2018||Session IPA||American IPA||5.5 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|1/1/2018||Chillin IPA||American IPA||7.0 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|12/28/2017||Belgian redhead - The Mistress -||Belgian Dubbel||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/6/2017||Falling Ash Ale||American Pale Ale||5.9 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|7/28/2017||4 Low Ale||American Pale Ale||4.9 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|4/10/2017||King S.M.A.S.H. IPA||American IPA||5.3 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/26/2017||Red Dawn IPA||American IPA||5.7 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|1/22/2017||Amaroidal N Odoriferous IPA||American IPA||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/13/2016||Clone Of English IPA||English IPA||6.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/6/2016||Extra Special Bitter||Strong Bitter||5.3 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|4/12/2016||Cascade Sunrise IPA||American IPA||5.1 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|3/21/2016||Centennial springer II IPA lite||American IPA||4.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/2/2016||Centennial springer IPA lite||American IPA||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|10/18/2015||Falling leaf porter||American Porter||5.9 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|6/8/2015||Little Ball Ale||American IPA||5.5 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|5/20/2015||Lite-N-Hoppy Pils-PA||Pre-Prohibition Porter||4.5 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|5/5/2015||Cascade Ipa||American IPA||4.9 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|12/31/2014||Hearty hop ale clone heavy on the hops||American IPA||5.8 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|12/28/2014||American Bourbon Oak Aged Stout||American Stout||6.4 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|7/4/2014||Take 3 farmhouse IPA||American IPA||4.5 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|6/27/2014||X spear-a-mint II||Best Bitter||4.8 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|5/16/2014||Farmhouse IPA experiment # 1||American IPA||4.5 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|2/18/2014||Emergency IPA||American IPA||6.0 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|2/3/2014||Priority ale||American Pale Ale||5.4 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|11/6/2013||Santa's Evil IPA||American IPA||5.5 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|11/4/2013||english pale by comparison||Strong Bitter||4.9 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|10/16/2013||Gobble Gobble Wobble Imperial IPA||Double IPA||7.0 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|9/21/2013||None for me ale||American Pale Ale||5.5 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|9/14/2013||October IPA||American IPA||6.1 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|9/7/2013||Flatt belgian triple...quadruple||Belgian Tripel||9.2 %||2.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/15/2013||NW IPA||American IPA||4.3 %||10 Gallon(s)|
|6/5/2013||Flatt Belgian Ale||Belgian Pale Ale||5.5 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/11/2013||Hefeweizen take 1||Weissbier||4.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/3/2013||Flatt Stinky Pinky Porter||American Porter||4.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/26/2013||Flatt Hop Flush IPA||American IPA||6.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/21/2013||Flatt Springer Cascade Ale||American Pale Ale||4.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
Same basic as my Centennial Springer but with Columbus instead of Chinook and tweaked my brew kettle so I don't have to put my hops in a hop bag, with the theory that the hops not all compressed in a bag will boil more freely/loosely and the hop oil/aroma will get washed off the hops better leaving more aroma.
3/11/14AM. Day 2 gravity 1.022 @ 60PM. Day 2 gravity 1.018 @ 60AM. Day 3 gravity 1.013 @ 60 threw into kegerator to cold crash at this time final gravity ended @ 1.010 Force carbonate 40 psi x 6 10 count. Shakes.
Split in 2--5 gallon batches used mangrove jacks Belgium yeast in 1 & Windsor in the other. Checked gravity 2 days later on 3/5 Belgium was at 1.016, Windsor was at 1.017 fermenting Belgium @ 77 degrees and Windsor @ 72 degrees.Day 3... Belgium @ 1.014 /ferment temp 75 degrees, Windsor @ 1.017 / ferment temp 71 degrees.Day 4... Belgium finished @ 1.006 ABV 6.9%.. Windsor finished @ 1.014 ABV 5.9%. Force carbonate
Fermenting @ 62 in my kegerator for 10 days.Brew day was a pain, nothing went right , mill kept jamming and spilling malt. I finally opened up to .039 and eyeballed more malt to make up for spillage. We'll see.
mashed for 60 min @ 156 degrees. set mill @ .038. After 3 batch's of mediocre to poor effeciency when prior batch's I was getting better effeciency I am going back to fly sparging. that's how I started, then I thought I would start batch sparging to save time, and I think I'm not flushing all the sugars down like I was during fly sparging. (Wort would get real light/clear at the end of fly sparging at the end of my last batch sparge on the porter the wort was still coming out dark) started ...
Mashed for 60 minutes. Target temp came out 2 degrees lower than I was aiming for. set mill @ .035 66% efficiency. Reused English ale yeast from cascade ale. 2nd use of yeast. Already burping 20min later. Ferm temp day 1-73. day 2-68. day 3-66. day 4-66. Force carbonate 12-14 psi.
barley crusher set at .049 to mill grains should have checked settings, way to loose resulted in about 69% effeciency. Guess this will be a real easy drinker. In the end it came out at 4.7% abv Day 1 check fermentation temp 73.Day 2 / 70.Day 3 / 66.Day 4 / 66.Day 5 / 66Day 6 racked to secondary/kegLeft in keg @ 66 for 4 days then chilled to 38 Overnight then force carbonated.