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1/28/2016
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Harry Porter

Harry Porter

by McBrewgr on 10/9/2017
All Grain | 5.25 Gallon(s) | Robust Porter | 4.8 % ABV
Dubbel Penetration

Dubbel Penetration

by McBrewgr on 1/3/2017
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Belgian Dubbel | 7.0 % ABV
Merry Christmas, Shitter's Full

Merry Christmas, Shitter's Full

by McBrewgr on 11/29/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Russian Imperial Stout | 9.3 % ABV
2016 Christmas Gift Beer
Weekend at Bernies

Weekend at Bernies

by McBrewgr on 11/11/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | American IPA | 7.1 % ABV
Focal Banger Clone
Honeypot Saison

Honeypot Saison

by McBrewgr on 7/11/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Saison | 6.2 % ABV
Work in progress
Pickel Festbier

Pickel Festbier

by McBrewgr on 7/3/2016
All Grain | 5.5 Gallon(s) | Oktoberfest/Marzen | 5.4 % ABV
Inspired by the Picklehaube Festbier recipe in Zymergy 2015, adjusted hop build due to unexpectedly low AA values. Ended up using left over goldings to make up bitterness.
Question Mark Question Mark

Question Mark Question Mark

by McBrewgr on 5/18/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Extra Special/Strong Bitter (English Pale Ale) | 4.6 % ABV
Wasn't sure if you wanted to do an ESB for the first all grain or an all grain version of the american amber. either way, this is a start. Im not married to it at all.
Stopgap Bramber

Stopgap Bramber

by McBrewgr on 5/18/2016
Extract | 3 Gallon(s) | American Brown Ale | 5.4 % ABV
Really a brown ale by mistake
Addison Ale

Addison Ale

by McBrewgr on 3/14/2016
Extract | 5 Gallon(s) | Kölsch | 4.6 % ABV
Clone recipe from the Itsok Kolsch Recipe Complete Joy of Homebrewing
Rick Ross' Maibock

Rick Ross' Maibock

by McBrewgr on 2/28/2016
All Grain | 5 Gallon(s) | Maibock/Helles Bock | 7.1 % ABV
UPDATE
Breast Milk Stout

Breast Milk Stout

by McBrewgr on 2/21/2016
Extract | 5 Gallon(s) | Sweet Stout | 5.9 % ABV
Baby Shower brew day. Shooting for the style of "sweet stout".
Whistling Pale Ale

Whistling Pale Ale

by McBrewgr on 1/31/2016
Extract | 5 Gallon(s) | American Pale Ale | 5.0 % ABV
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Clone
Banana Bitter

Banana Bitter

by McBrewgr on 1/28/2016
Extract | 5 Gallon(s) | Standard/Ordinary Bitter | 3.7 % ABV
First attempt at brewing beer
Harry Porter

Brew Session: Harry Porter

by McBrewgr on 10/14/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Strike temp: 162.5F, Strike volume: 3.13gal, Grain Temp: 80F, Mash temp: 151F for 60mins. First Runnings: 2.5 gallons Brix 16.5, Mashout volume: 1.5 gal at boiling brought mash to 164F. Sparge water: 3.25 gal @ 171F brought mash temp to 162. Sparge: 3.75 gal Brix 7.8 Pre boil: Brix 10.2, Volume 6.25 gal. Final Post Boil: Brix 12.5 at 5.25 gal. Ran wort chiller till temp leveled out at ~88F. Transferred 5.25 gallons to fermenter and placed in fermentation chiller (chiller set to 65F /- 2). Pitched 2 packets of yeast at 73F. Mashout volume needs to be larger to get our mash temp up.
Weekend at Bernies

Brew Session: Weekend at Bernies

by McBrewgr on 5/21/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Strike temp: 163F (estimated due to missing the temp to begin with, ended up with preheated mash tun), Strike volume: 15.6 qt, Grain Temp: 73F, Mash temp: 150F, Mashout volume: 8.2qtl @ 212F, Mashout temp: 165F. First Runnings: Brix 17.2 Sparge water: 4 gal @ 168F Sparge: Brix 7.8 Pre boil: Brix 12.5, Volume 6.5 gal. After 45min boil pre sugar 14 brix, Final approx 16 Brix at 5.5 gal. Whirlpooled hops for 30min post boil. Ran wort chiller till temp leveled out at ~90F. Transferred 5.5 gallons to fermenter and placed in fermentation chiller (chiller set to 70F /- 1). Pitched yeast at 80F. Dry hopped after a week for 5 days. FG 1.014. Bottled with .8 cups corn sugar. 7.35 abv
Dubbel Penetration

Brew Session: Dubbel Penetration

by McBrewgr on 1/16/2017
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation
Merry Christmas, Shitter's Full

Brew Session: Merry Christmas, Shitter's Full

by McBrewgr on 12/4/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Strike temp: 164.9F, Strike volume: 22.5 qt, Grain Temp: 73F (not sure), Mash temp: 152F for 60mins. First Runnings: 3.1 gallons Brix 24 Sparge water: 4 gal @ 185F brought temp to 165. Sparge: Brix 10.2 Pre boil: Brix 15.8, Volume 6.75 gal. Final Post Boil: Brix 17 at 5.8 gal. Ran wort chiller till temp leveled out at ~85F. Transferred 5 gallons to fermenter and placed in fermentation chiller (chiller set to 68F /- 2). Pitched 5 packets of yeast at 69F. In the future we need to correct for how much we boil off. Results in lower than expected OG. We expected to boil off 1.5 gallons but in reality we tend to boil of about 1 gallon per hour. Beer bubbled over for several days. For bigger beers we need to start the first few days with a proper blowoff tube. Final Gravity of 1.016. ABV around 7 Check gravity prior to second hop addition to see if it needs to boil longer.
Weekend at Bernies

Brew Session: Weekend at Bernies

by McBrewgr on 11/18/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Strike temp: 163F, Strike volume: 15.6 qt, Grain Temp: 73F, Mash temp: 150F, Mashout volume: 8.2qtl @ 212F, Mashout temp: 166F. First Runnings: Brix 17.2 Sparge water: 4 gal @ 168F Sparge: Brix 7.8 Pre boil: Brix 11.8, Volume 6.8 gal. After 45min boil pre sugar 14.2 brix, Final 16 Brix at 5.5 gal. Whirlpooled hops for 30min post boil. Ran wort chiller till temp leveled out at ~85F. Transferred 5.5 gallons to fermenter and placed in fermentation chiller (chiller set to 68F /- 2). Pitched yeast at 69F. Kegged 2.5 gallons, bottled 3 gallons w/ .5 cups corn sugar. FG 1.013.
Pickel Festbier

Brew Session: Pickel Festbier

by McBrewgr on 7/24/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Strike temp: 164.2F, Strike volume: 3.8, Grain Temp: 81F, Mash temp: 153F, Mashout volume: 1.6gal @ 212F, Mashout temp: 164F. First Runnings: Brix 17, PH 4.8, Volume 3.5gal Sparge water: 4.4gal @ 169F, grain temp 158F final temp 163F Sparge: Brix 5.8, PH 4.8, Volume 3 gal Pre boil: Brix 13.2, Volume 6.5 gal Post boil: Brix 14, Volume 5.3gal Ran wort chiller for 30 minutes temp leveled out at 88F. Transferred 5 gallons to fermenter and placed in fermentation chiller (chiller set to 49F /- 2). Approximately 5 hours later, pitched 4 packets yeast at 59F and swirled fermenter. Swirled fermenter 12 hours later. And now we play the waiting game. Chiller remained at 49F for 2 weeks 2 days. Increased 5F every day till 65F. 3 Days at 65F for the diacetyl rest before dropping 5F a day till 40F for lagering.
Question Mark Question Mark

Brew Session: Question Mark Question Mark

by McBrewgr on 7/3/2016
 Water Infusion  Mash/Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
176F water for 10 minutes brought mash tun to 166. Stirred until water temp until strike temp reached 163F. Added grain. Mash was at 156F. Added ice cubes and stirred to quickly bring down to 153. End of mash was at 150F. Poured in 1.25Gallons of boilling water which brought the mash temp to 160F. First runnings was 2.5gallons of 4.6pH wort. Added 168F with what was left of the rest of the 8 gallons. Second runnings brought TOTAL volume to 6.33 gallons. Added only 6 gallons to the brew kettle. Total pre-boil water loss = 1.67 gallons (grain absorbtion/mash tun loss)
Stopgap Bramber

Brew Session: Stopgap Bramber

by McBrewgr on 5/22/2016
 Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
Steeped grains in 4 gallons of distilled water for 30 min. Temp started at 156F and ended at 145F. No heat added. Brought to boil and added DME, hot break occurred within 1-2 minutes and first hop addition was added. 45 min in wort chiller was added to start sanitizing. Hop additions went as described in recipe. Wort chiller brought the temp from boiling to 86F in 15 minutes. Wort was strained into carboy using strainer and funnel but some wort was spilled. Still able to fill the carboy sufficiently but a new method will be needed prior to full 5 gallon boils. Carboy went into chiller with the temp controller probe directly in the wort. After an hour yeast was pitched at 78F. Fermentation chiller set to 67 -1.5F.
Addison Ale

Brew Session: Addison Ale

by McBrewgr on 3/26/2016
 Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning
0.8L yeast starter ran for 36 hours on stir plate and an additional 8 hours sitting out. Pitched yeast at 63F 5 hours after the boil was conplete. 3.5 gallons of water at 34F brought the total temperature only to 79F. Yeast cake was very compact and not all of it made it into the fermentor. Magnetic stir bar fell into the fermentor. Fermented at 58 /-2F for 10 days. Swirled and continued fermenting at 63 /-2F for 4 additional days. Bottled with corn sugar and left at room temp for 10 days to carbonate. Brian's batch conditioning at 63 /-F after carbonation.
Breast Milk Stout

Brew Session: Breast Milk Stout

by McBrewgr on 2/27/2016
 Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Steeped grains at 150-155F for 30 minutes, rinsed grains with 1/2 gallon of water at 170F. Resulted in 2.5 gallon boil. Lactose went in at 30 minutes, 10 minutes later noticed a second hot break. Due to lactose? Added 3 gallons of water at 43F to fermenter. Resulting wort was 88F. OG 1.059 at 88F, adjusted to 1.063. Pitched yeast approximately 4 hours later. FG 1.021 at 75F, adjusted to 1.022 2.5 gallons bottled with 3/8 cup corn sugar, remainder racked directly from primary to keg.
Whistling Pale Ale

Brew Session: Whistling Pale Ale

by McBrewgr on 2/7/2016
 Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Our setup lost 4 degrees F every 15 minutes of the steep. We needed to pulse the heat at the 15 minute mark during our steep. Started the "clock" and added our first hops after the risk of boil over subsided. Added the 0.5 Whirlfloc tablet at 15 minutes which resulted in an attempted boil over for the remainder of the boil. After the boil we added 3.66 gallons of icy water to bring the wort up to 5 gallons. 77F pitching temperature was immediately achieved after water addition.
Banana Bitter

Brew Session: Banana Bitter

by McBrewgr on 1/16/2016
 Boil  Fermentation  Conditioning  Tasting
Took almost 1.5 hours to bring the wort down to pitching temperature. Pitched the packet of yeast without creating a starter.
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