|10/29/2020||Red Trolley Ale Clone||Irish Red Ale||6.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/11/2020||2020 Pumpkin Bock||Unknown Style||7.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/30/2020||Pineapple Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||5.7 %||5.25 Gallon(s)|
|7/16/2020||AG Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter||Schwarzbier||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|7/12/2020||Still Sheltering in Place Saison||Saison||6.5 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/31/2020||Beer Deer and Gear Beer||Kölsch||4.6 %||5.25 Gallon(s)|
|5/18/2020||Passion of the Kolsch||Kölsch||4.5 %||5.25 Gallon(s)|
|3/20/2020||Shelter in Place Saison||Saison||7.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/11/2020||Bad Baby Black IPA||Specialty IPA - Black IPA||5.9 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|2/20/2020||Kolsch||Kölsch||4.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/4/2020||Tahoe Party Pale||American Pale Ale||5.1 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|12/19/2019||Dim Wit||Mixed-Style Beer||5.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|11/20/2019||Lavender Kolsch - AG||Kölsch||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|10/16/2019||Rosemary DIPA||Double IPA||7.9 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|10/3/2019||Horchata Milk Stout||Sweet Stout||6.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/7/2019||2019 Pumpkin Bock||Unknown Style||7.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/10/2019||Chamo Kolsch||Kölsch||4.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/27/2019||Summer Hazy IPA||Unknown Style||5.6 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/31/2019||Schwartzenlager or All Lagers Matter||Schwarzbier||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/13/2019||Jefes Jamaica Heffe||Weissbier||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|4/5/2019||Coconut Coldbrew Porter||American Porter||5.8 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/27/2019||Ale Pail Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||5.8 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/15/2019||Chamomile Saison||Saison||5.6 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|12/30/2018||Border Wall Bock||Dunkles Bock||6.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
Mostly the same as 2019 recipe except for slight adjustments related to batch size, hops amounts per diff AA levels, and a single mash temp of 148 (planned) that ended up closer to 150. Waited until wort dropped into mid 50s before adding yeast straight from fridge. Took about 24 hours to see any active fermentation but then it was slow and steady for about a week. Let it go for two weeks at about 50 degrees then gradually raised it up to 65 degrees over a week before cold crashing it. Had to ...
Pitched yeast at 78 degrees then placed in fermentation chamber at 62 degrees. Saw active fermentation by morning and the temperature stayed at about 65 degrees for primary fermentation. Added the pineapple flavoring to three cups boiling water and allowed to cool somewhat before adding to bucket on 9/8. Proceeded to dry hop on 9/11 for three days before kegging on 9/14.
Let wort cool in kegerator for a few hours before pitching Rustic at about 73 degrees. Chamber set to 68 degrees and active fermentation seen by morning. Swapped out airlock for sanitized foil to avoid stall. Left in ferm chamber for three days and the fermentation only raised the temperature to about 72. Then moved to ambient temperature in kitchen (~75) and the bucket registered only about 75...didn't get super hot.
Used harvested yeast from previous Kolsch and after 2 days there wasn't any visible active fermentation. Tossed in S-23 and say fermentation within a few hours. May want to use a yeast starter with harvested yeast next time instead of pitching directly next time.
After 12 days, transferred beer to keg and added passionfruit puree (diluted in 6 cups of boiling and then cooled to 145 degree water). Let stand in keg for 24 hours at room temp before placing in keg to lager for two weeks.
Followed recommended mash temp and volume but it seemed all off...tried to mash in the grain with 3.8 gallons of water at 161 to achieve a mash temp of 148 but it was closer to 144. Added 0.2 gallons of additional water twice to bring the temp up to 148 and then 150 at 20 min and then 40 min. Maybe the grain scale was off at the HBS and I had less grain than 12.25 lbs bc the mash seemed really thin even before the extra additions. Volume into fermenter was just shy of 5.5 gallons. Added ~1oz of ...
Supposed to be like other kolsch but forgot the honey...Moved to cold conditioning at 35 degrees after 12 days, kegged on 3/5 and added lavender and peppercorn tea (Used 1 tsp lavender, 1 tsp chamomile, and 1 tsp crushed rainbow peppercorns to make "herbal tea". Added 2.5 cups boiling water and let infuse for 45 min).
Not the smoothest brew session. Likely lost a couple gravity points on the cold steeped grains. The flaked oats and wheat seemed to absorb more water than normal, as well, so had to heat and add additional water...sparged grains three times instead of two which might add astringency. Also took four hours to get wort down to 75 degrees to add yeast so yeast starter was past prime. But fermentation was vigorous by morning so perhaps all is well.
Forgot to add irish moss. Took 2 days to see active fermentation at 50 degrees F. After a week, began raising temp up 1-2 degrees per day until reaching 60 degrees. Then removed from fridge for two weeks before placing in kegzilla to cold condition/carb for 3 weeks.