I began brewing back in 2005, my wife got tired of hearing how I was going to start brewing my own beer someday. She bought me a starter kit, and I've been hooked ever since! Extract for the first couple of years, then I moved to all grain. I now enter several competitions a year, not only to hopefully win something, but for the feedback. Malty beers are my favorite, Oktoberfest, Alt, and Maibocks top the list. Member of MashRunners, Sherman,TX.
|7/9/2013||Down and Out Brown||Sahti||3.7 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/9/2013||Gallous Gigot||Wee Heavy||8.6 %||5.75 Gallon(s)|
|7/7/2013||Brooklyn Blonde||Blonde Ale||4.6 %||5.3 Gallon(s)|
|7/4/2013||Claim Jumper||California Common||5.1 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/3/2013||Buddy's Brown||American Brown Ale||5.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/3/2013||Fall Forward, Spring Bock||Helles Bock||7.0 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/3/2013||The Melvinator||Schwarzbier||9.2 %||6 Gallon(s)|
|7/2/2013||Sweetheart Stout||Sweet Stout||4.9 %||5.2 Gallon(s)|
|7/2/2013||Steph's Creamy Ale||Cream Ale||5.3 %||5.3 Gallon(s)|
|7/2/2013||JoeBoy's Pipeline Lager||International Dark Lager||5.3 %||5.3 Gallon(s)|
|7/2/2013||Bailey's Golden Lager||International Pale Lager||5.2 %||5.3 Gallon(s)|
|7/1/2013||Old Grumps||Old Ale||7.6 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|6/24/2013||Lost Moose Ale||Altbier||4.9 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|6/24/2013||Drunk Diesel Dunkel||Amber Kellerbier||5.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|6/23/2013||None the Weizer||Dunkles Weissbier||5.1 %||5.2 Gallon(s)|
|6/23/2013||Lost My Lederhosen||Märzen||5.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|6/22/2013||Frankie's Amber||American Amber Ale||4.6 %||5.3 Gallon(s)|
Triple decoction mash: After protein rest, pulled ~6 qts of thick mash, heated to 156 and held for 15 min. Brought to a boil, then added back to main mash, temp stabilized at 147. Held for 20 min, then pulled 3 qts of thick mash, boiled, and added back to main mash, temp stabilized at 156. Held for another 20 min, then pulled 4 qts of thick mash, boiled, and added back to main mash, temp ended up low @ 165, but I was ok with it. Held for 10 min, added Carafa II to mash for color adjustment ...
Made a mistake when measuring out my grains. I was going for 2 row, which I had stored in a tote along with my Superior Pilsen, but had the sticker turned around. Shouldn't be a problem, since it is also a 2 row grain. Mashed for 60 min, then recirculated for 15 before moving wort to boil pot using a march pump.