MadTownJade

MadTownJade

MadTownJade

Member Since 4/30/2016
9 Recipes Created
11 Brew Sessions Created

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Date Added Name
6/17/2017 Oberon clone Oberon clone
5/9/2017 Sasquatch Bait Sasquatch Bait
5/25/2016 Jalapeno Pale Ale Jalapeno Pale Ale
5/25/2016 Lemon Blond Allay Lemon Blond Allay
5/21/2016 Extra Spangenberg Bitter Extra Spangenberg Bitter
5/2/2016 Danch Danch
5/2/2016 Big Phun German Pilsner Big Phun German Pilsner
5/1/2016 Clone Of Becks klone Clone Of Becks klone
4/30/2016 Merican Red Ale Merican Red Ale
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Brew Session: Oberon clone

MadTownJade 8/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Did this session at Kasey's house. It was 82 degrees out and sunny. Brewgr had cert issues at the time. Hence, me taking these notes after the fact.Had good mash for the most part. Overshot the strike water temp. Targeted 164 degrees and heated the water to 170. Let it sit to cool a bit to cool. I tossed into the mash tun at what I thought was 164 degrees but it was still a bit warmer than that. Should have stirred the water. I ended up a degree hotter than planned, 154.For sparging, I ...

Brew Session: Sasquatch Bait

MadTownJade 5/10/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Took the day off to brew this batch for Dave Dubovsky. Nice day, partly cloudy and 57 degrees at 10:15am.Heated strike water to 165. Tossed it in the mash tun and poured in the grain while Dave stirred. Hit 153 degrees.Sparging went very well. Held a good 169 degrees and it took about an hour.We now have to move into the garage for the boil as the rain came early. The boil went very nicely, started slow and added heat as it progressed.The boil went very well. Added the cluster hops right ...

Brew Session: Big Phun German Pilsner

MadTownJade 4/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

It's a beutiful 68 degrees out and sunny. Great day! Doing another run of the german pils to fill the coffers.Whent over on the strike water temp. So, had to let it cool. Then undershot the mash temp. Boilded a gallon of water and had one person pour it in while another stirred and I watched the temp. Hit exactly 149 degrees at the end.Mashed at 143 for 20 min, then 149 for 1 hour.

Brew Session: Big Phun German Pilsner

MadTownJade 3/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

First batch since tearing my Achilles tendon. And, first batch with the new catalyst fermenter! It's a balmy 41 degrees today. Much like the 39 degree day when I brewed this recipe the first time.I've rounded off the grains and hops to the nearest half pound or half ounce. I also dropped the .2 oz of willamet hops and the .6 lbs of table sugar. I'm hoping to remove a slightly sour subtle note from the finish. I also altered the target boil size from 7.5 to 6.5 gal.Heated the strike water ...

Brew Session: Danch

MadTownJade 8/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Starting out at a sunny 74 degrees out today. Nice day for a brew.With this batch, I'm going to do a multi-step mash. I did some reading and decided on the following:Initial Infusion Equation:Strike Water Temperature Tw = (.2/r)(T2 - T1) T2Mash Infusion Equation:Wa = (T2 - T1)(.2G Wm)/(Tw - T2)where:r = The ratio of water to grain in quarts per pound.Wa = The amount of boiling water added (in quarts).Wm = The total amount of water in the mash (in quarts).T1 = The initial temperature (?F) ...

Brew Session: Merican Red Ale

MadTownJade 7/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

It's 74 degrees and rainy on this fine July Sunday afternoon.I've noticed in previous batches that I had a little less wort in the fermenter than I thought. So, this time we are sticking to the recommended water levels for mashing and sparging.Heated the strike water to 165 degrees. And, the mash temp, in turn, was a degree higher than planned. Mash temp was 154 degrees. The grain went in pretty fast. Mike Koshak dumped the grain in while I stirred.Started heating the sparge water with 50 ...

Brew Session: Jalapeno Pale Ale

MadTownJade 6/20/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Slipping a brew in on a Monday. First time I've ever tried to get this in after work. 86 degrees out but humidity is down, so not as nasty. It's supposed to cool off this eve which should really help with the chilling of the wort later.Heated 3.5 gallons of strike water to 165 degrees but only hit 152 for starting mash temp. Not the end of the world but a little surprised.Started heating the sparge water with 38 minutes to go on the mash. Hoping it lines up well.Mash went well. Dave ...

Brew Session: Clone Of Becks klone

MadTownJade 6/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Starting at 10am, 63 degrees out and sunny. High of 75 today. Perfect brewing day!Heated the strike water to 165 degrees. And, we hit our target of 153. 1 degree above recommended strike temp consistently allows me to hit my target mash temp.Didn't start the sparge water heating soon enough. Pretty much need to get that going 40 minutes ahead of when you need it.I pre-weighed out the hops before the boil by the gram. I added about 4 grams of Saaz hops to the first toss to match the amount ...

Brew Session: Lemon Blond Allay

MadTownJade 5/27/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

76 degrees and humid out today. Hoping to get this session in before the thunderstorms start.Mashing at 151 degrees for 60 min. Actually went 1 hour 45 min. Had some delays. Did not beat the storms, had to move into the garage.Starting boil with 8 fucking gallons of wort at 1.032. Can't say I'm not pissed off right now.3 hour boil total to loose some water.Started 60 minute timer at 2 hours in. Added first round of hops.Added lemon peel and second round of hops with 20 minutes left.Tossed ...

Brew Session: Extra Spangenberg Bitter

MadTownJade 5/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Beautiful sunny day. 60 degrees out, perfect brewing day.Heated strike water to 168 degrees. Mash temp was 153 degrees. Only lost 1 degree in the mash cycle.Sparged at 170 degrees. Water made it to temp right when I was done draining the mash.I ended up with a lot more wort than expected for the boil. So, boiling an extra hour to remove a gallon of water from the wort.Chilled wort down to 78 degrees and poured it into the fermenter and pitched the yeast. Then realized that I forgot to ...

Brew Session: Big Phun German Pilsner

MadTownJade 5/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

It's 39 freaking degrees out so a little cooler than I was expecting. Also, don't have 1/2 inch ID tubing so had to run back to the WBHS to get tubing.Hit 145 degrees for initial mash temp. Heating an additional gallon of water for the mash.Added 3/4 gallon of 162 degree water at 13 min to hit 149 degrees.Actally mashed for 1:20.Fly sparged near 170 degrees. It wasn't easy to keep the sparge water temp up because it was so cold out.Chilled wort to 75 degrees and loaded the carboy. Pitched ...

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