WalnutCreekTom

WalnutCreekTom

WalnutCreekTom

Member Since 10/22/2016
24 Recipes Created
27 Brew Sessions Created

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Date Added Name
10/18/2020 Hazy IPA with Whole Cone Hazy IPA with Whole Cone
9/12/2020 Janets Brown Ale Janets Brown Ale
7/3/2020 Leftover IPA Leftover IPA
5/17/2020 Belgian Saison Belgian Saison
12/15/2019 Hazy IPA v2 Hazy IPA v2
11/2/2019 Oatmeal Stout Oatmeal Stout
9/28/2019 Hazy IPA Hazy IPA
8/3/2019 Belgian Pale Ale Mod Belgian Pale Ale Mod
5/18/2019 Arrogant Ale Arrogant Ale
11/18/2018 Christmas Ale - 2.5 Gallons Christmas Ale - 2.5 Gallons
11/10/2018 Irish Stout - 2.5 Gallon Irish Stout - 2.5 Gallon
11/4/2018 Belgian Tripel Belgian Tripel
10/27/2018 Hop Box Double IPA Hop Box Double IPA
8/4/2018 Admiral Amber Admiral Amber
3/25/2018 Drake’s IPA Clone Drake’s IPA Clone
2/18/2018 Test Test
1/27/2018 Belgian Pale Ale Belgian Pale Ale
11/4/2017 Lagunitas Clone Lagunitas Clone
9/29/2017 Kbat Racer 5 clone Kbat Racer 5 clone
9/9/2017 Northumberland Brown Ale Northumberland Brown Ale
7/1/2017 Royal Navy IPA Royal Navy IPA
4/1/2017 Better Bitters or Bitter Bitters Better Bitters or Bitter Bitters
1/21/2017 My Amber My Amber
10/22/2016 Irish Stout Irish Stout
Date Added Name

Brew Session: Hazy IPA with Whole Cone

WalnutCreekTom 10/18/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Janets Brown Ale

WalnutCreekTom 9/13/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brewing under smoky skies today. 1.019 after one week.

Brew Session: Leftover IPA

WalnutCreekTom 7/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

1.012 after one week. Fermented inside the house because it was July and hot.

Brew Session: Belgian Saison

WalnutCreekTom 5/17/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Hazy IPA

WalnutCreekTom 3/21/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Special shelter in place edition! I have a ph meter now, so that’s cool.

Brew Session: Belgian Pale Ale

WalnutCreekTom 2/16/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Really active fermentation. Got down to 1.012 or so in a week.

Brew Session: Hazy IPA v2

WalnutCreekTom 12/15/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Oatmeal Stout

WalnutCreekTom 11/3/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Hazy IPA

WalnutCreekTom 9/29/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Trying a 75 minute mash to see if it’ll help the OG, but it didn’t. I didn’t use that ph stuff, so maybe that was a thing.

Brew Session: Belgian Pale Ale Mod

WalnutCreekTom 8/4/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Really warm brew day - 90F. This is going to ferment warm.After one week gravity is down to 1.013. Fermented at temps from the mid-70’s to low 80’s.

Brew Session: Irish Stout - 2.5 Gallon

WalnutCreekTom 5/26/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Brew Session: Arrogant Ale

WalnutCreekTom 5/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Belgian Pale Ale

WalnutCreekTom 1/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Disappointed in OG. Did ph test for first time and it was very low, even with ph stabilizer. I’m going to try something different next time.

Brew Session: Christmas Ale - 2.5 Gallons

WalnutCreekTom 11/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Added 15 minutes to boil time because I had a very low pre-boil gravity, but that turned out to be too much - volume in fermenter is too low. 2 gallons to be bottled.

Brew Session: Hop Box Double IPA

WalnutCreekTom 10/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Mashed at 152F. Trying two packages of yeast to see if that gets me better FG. Completely forgot about the Irish Moss. OG lower than predicted, but right near what I had making similar recipe in March 2018.1 week gravity is 1.017, so that’s pretty close to what the recipe drop in gravity predicted, and is better than what I got in March 1.022. I guess the second batch of yeast was good. Also had really nice constant 68F fermenting temperature the whole first week.

Brew Session: Admiral Amber

WalnutCreekTom 8/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Did a better job of hitting OG than the last time I did this. I must have not measured pre-boil gravity accurately, since the boil off wouldn’t have gotten me to my measured OG. 30 pounds of ice pretty much does the trick. Really warm brew day.One week in and I’m at 1.014. That’s where I ended up.

Brew Session: Belgian Pale Ale

WalnutCreekTom 5/27/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Trying the WLP500 monestary ale yeast this time.1.015 after one week. Fermented in the garage, and the weather was hot.

Brew Session: Drake’s IPA Clone

WalnutCreekTom 3/25/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Test

WalnutCreekTom 2/19/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion

Brew Session: Belgian Pale Ale

WalnutCreekTom 1/28/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

175 in kettle got me 168 in the mash tun. Generally I can expect a 5F temperature drop in transfer.1.040 pre-boil gravity was also pre-corn Sugar.Dang - this thing didn’t save my OG. Guessing based on pre-boil and sugar addition.One week in gravity is 1.016

Brew Session: Kbat Racer 5 clone

WalnutCreekTom 11/5/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Brew Session: Irish Stout

WalnutCreekTom 9/30/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Added 4 oz lactose at 15 minutes to go with the boil. Very active fermentation in 24 hours, with lots of foam (causing some difficulties). Gravity after one week is 1.020

Brew Session: Northumberland Brown Ale

WalnutCreekTom 9/9/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Royal Navy IPA

WalnutCreekTom 7/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Could have boiled a little more aggressively to get the final volume down.Sparge took a lot longer than anticipated- I started with very low flow rates, and was working on other projects at the same time.Gravity in one week down to 1.017. Settled at 1.015 after secondary.

Brew Session: Better Bitters or Bitter Bitters

WalnutCreekTom 4/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Sunny day. Used a large bag and a small bag of ice for the heat exchanger, and got the wort right down to 70F nicely. Gravity in spare ranged from 1.07 all the way down to 1.The 9.5 lb Grain bill fit nicely in the 5 gallon tun. Disappointed in the final gravity. Didn't get any additional drop in the secondary.

Brew Session: My Amber

WalnutCreekTom 1/21/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brew Session: Irish Stout

WalnutCreekTom 10/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Tasting Notes
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