|10/25/2020||winter rye pils||German Pils||5.2 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|10/24/2020||boddies clone||Ordinary Bitter||3.6 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|10/19/2020||zauberberg pils||German Pils||4.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|10/12/2020||pennys porter||English Porter||5.2 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|10/6/2020||COFFEE PALE RATPAD||American IPA||8.3 %||12.5 Gallon(s)|
|9/18/2020||PILSPLZ||German Pils||4.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/7/2020||township pils||German Pils||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|8/24/2020||Q1 DIPA RATPAD||Double IPA||9.1 %||12.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/24/2020||reginald bixby esb||Strong Bitter||5.1 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/19/2020||pineapple dreams||American IPA||5.6 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/17/2020||MITTERNACHT PILOT||Munich Dunkel||7.0 %||12.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/15/2020||rauch rauch baby||Rauchbier||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|8/1/2020||british pale ale RATPAD||Strong Bitter||7.0 %||12.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/26/2020||township bitter||Best Bitter||4.7 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/26/2020||golden dawn IPA||English IPA||5.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/26/2020||novakova||Czech Premium Pale Lager||5.2 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|7/22/2020||summer IPA kashama slight return||American IPA||5.3 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/20/2020||festbier||Festbier||5.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|5/18/2020||3 step pils mk2||German Pils||4.8 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|4/17/2020||kippercreek summer ale||British Golden Ale||4.4 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|4/17/2020||kellerpils fogg||German Pils||4.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|4/11/2020||cicada summer rye||American Pale Ale||5.0 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|4/4/2020||husk and hull||American Lager||4.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/29/2020||willicent bitter||Best Bitter||5.0 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|3/22/2020||rye kolsch||Kölsch||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/22/2020||3 step pils||German Pils||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|3/11/2020||Bock||German Helles Exportbier||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|2/25/2020||kashama IPA||American IPA||5.9 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|2/17/2020||IWCBD 2020||Sahti||5.9 %||220.5 Gallon(s)|
|2/15/2020||JPA||American Pale Ale||5.5 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|1/19/2020||third coast beer clone||American Pale Ale||4.7 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|1/16/2020||legacy bitter||Strong Bitter||4.7 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|1/1/2020||helles yes mk2||Munich Helles||5.2 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|1/1/2020||irish stowt||Irish Stout||3.9 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|12/27/2019||lodge lager||Munich Dunkel||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|12/27/2019||decoction pils||German Pils||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|11/29/2019||ordnry bittuhr||Ordinary Bitter||3.8 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|11/21/2019||oat malt stout||Oatmeal Stout||5.7 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|11/19/2019||wunderpils||German Pils||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|10/27/2019||days of candy xpa||American Pale Ale||4.9 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|9/30/2019||prince william IPA||English IPA||5.4 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|9/2/2019||bruckin up||German Pils||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|9/2/2019||reginald bixby ESB||Strong Bitter||5.2 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/26/2019||kearney twp bitter||Best Bitter||4.3 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|8/20/2019||sams porter||American Porter||6.0 %||217 Gallon(s)|
|8/17/2019||baby’s first porter||English Porter||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|8/9/2019||bpx 1899||Strong Bitter||5.7 %||217 Gallon(s)|
|8/3/2019||babys first cask ale||Strong Bitter||4.7 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|7/28/2019||czech one||Czech Premium Pale Lager||5.0 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|7/28/2019||kellerpils||Pale Kellerbier||5.3 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|7/28/2019||helles yes||Munich Helles||4.6 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/16/2019||bayern pils||German Pils||5.4 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/14/2019||eekayjeezus bitter||Best Bitter||5.1 %||5 Gallon(s)|
|6/14/2019||Vienna lager||Vienna Lager||5.4 %||217 Gallon(s)|
Brewed 10/27151-152 mash temp5.20 sparge pH5.60/1.079 first runnings6.15/1.014 final runnings5.35/1.040-1.041 pre-boil1.052 O.G., 5.10 post-boilKO'd@70F, pitched OYL Brit VEasy brew. Was able to KO at a decent rate. Propane tank was dying, which I think resulted in a little less boil off before I changed it out.
5.00 sparge pH136F p-rest--brought down to 134 within 5'.10' rest total.151F sacch rest5.29 mash pH20' decoction5.33/1.062 first runnings5.82/1.017 final runnings5.10 post-boil, 1.050 O.G. Easy, but slightly lengthy brewday. KO'd around 66F. Got it down 56F in the ferm chamber, then repitched yeast from pils. Volume was probably a touch shy from a pretty aggressive boil. Efficiency was probably a couple points lower.
Brewed 10/11168-169 Strike temp154F at mash start. gently stirred for 15 seconds to get down to 153F.4.96 sparge pH5.31/1.078 first runnings5.55 2nd runnings *added 5mL phos on top of mash during last half of lauter5.51/1.0?? final runnings5.47/1.043 pre-boil *12mL phos added at boil start5mL phos added at EOBKO'd@68-70F5.12 post-boil, 1.054 O.G.Pretty easy brew. Thought I had enough water in my mashtun during the end of the lauter, but started pulling a bunch of grain right at the end. Topped ...
9/214.95 sparge pH133F=15'144F=20'157=20'1.063/5.42 first runnings1.010/6.00 final runnings*8mL phos on top of mash bed during last half of lauter1.036/5.46 pre-boil*12mL phos added at boil start5mL phos added at EOB1.045/5.35 KO'd at 68F--used my 2-stage chill setup, and must have still run off too fast. Pitched yeast about 4 hours later around 57F. Ferment was a touch slow to start, had a good krausen within 48 hours after pitch. Took my sample at the of KO, so, wouldn't be surprised if my ...
9/19148.8F mash temp5.04 sparge pH5.29/1.077 first runnings5.64 2nd runnings6.03/1.007 final runnings5.44/1.042 pre-boil1.050 O.G., 5.22 post-boil*added 3-4mL phos on top of mash bed while lautering, after checking second runnings.*added 12mL phos to BK @ Boil Start*added 10mL phos at EOB.*KO'd around 68F, oxygenated wort and pitched firstname.lastname@example.org to rouse, surprised this beer hasn't finished up. Smells/tastes email@example.com/10 kegged with dry hops.10/23. Tapped a week ago. Pours ...
Brewed 8/11-4.95 sparge pH-133F protein rest for 15'-150 sacch rest for 30'-5.32 mash pH-10 minute decoction, brought mash up to 160-162F-1.064/5.36 first runnings-1.008/6.13 final runnings-1.041/5.51 pre-boil*added 10mL phos@boil start and 10mL @EOB-1.053/5.07KO'd@58F, pitched 1L of WY2308, set temp to 52F. Had krausen in 18 hours, brought temp down to 49F. 1.008 F.G.
Brewed 8/55.01 sparge pH149-150 mash temp (30')1.082/5.45 first runnings1.014/6.10 final runnings1.044/5.66 pre-boil*added 20mL phos (10%)*Added 10mL phos at EOB1.053 O.G. 5.12 post-boilFast/easy brew. pH stuff is really making me scratch my head lately. Calculated mash pH was pretty damn close though. Was able to KO pretty quick with the pre-chilled water on the HX, hit 66F. Beer was rolling next afternoon.
7/25-4.97 sparge pH.-134F protein rest-144-145 alpha rest-157-158F beta rest-5.50/1.061 first runnings-5.42/1.040 second runnings6.20/1.009 final runnings5.38/1.037 pre-boil *added 8mL phos at boil start.1.046 O.G.5.45/4.99 post-boil *added 10mL phos at EOB...but forgot until halfway through KO. Guessing post-boil was 5.20-ish?KO'd@70, pitched yeast at 56F. Ran tight on time, and adjusted my boil time to 75 minutes from 90 minutes. Slight drop in gravity, to be expected. Ran a pre-chill stage ...
Brewed 7/19151 mash temp (had to add 16oz cold water to bring temp in line)5.01 sparge pH5.44/1.076 first runnings5.91/1.032 second runnings5.91/1.007 final runnings5.51/1.038 pre-boil1.044 O.G., 5.08 post-boil pH.First brew in a couple months. Outside of some pH issues, pretty easy. Not sure why I continue to encounter these wonky pH values during run-off. After I checked my second runnings, I added bits of phos directly on top of the mash before adding any more sparge water. Added probably ...
5/16-5.02 sparge pH152F mash temp5.46/1.082 first tunnings5.81/1.030 second runnings6.36/1.009 final runnings.5.52/1.040 pre-boil*added 16mL phos to BK 1.048 O.G, 5.32 post-boil. KO'd@65F. Beer was rolling the next morning.
Brewed 5/2-134F p-144F a-156F b-5.03 sparge pH5.47/1.062 1st runnings5.63/1.028 2nd runnings6.15/1.011 final runnings5.58/1.036 pre-boil*added 16mL phos to BK 5.25 post-boil, 1.047 O.G.--KO'd@58F, set temp controller to 52. Pitched 1 pint starter. -firstname.lastname@example.org Set temp to 57F to wrap up ferment.
4/17132F p-rest144F a rest*added a couple ice cubes to hit temp156 b rest*added more boiling water to hit this temp.sparge pH 4.8--added 2g CaSO4 and maybe a little less than a gram of Ca(OH)2 to HLT. Trying to see if adding calcium to the water would keep the water from leeching calcium out. It didn't really.5.40/1.059 first runnings5.54/1.035 second runnings6.04/1.015 final runnings5.48/1.039 pre-boil*Added 6mL phos, got this down to 5.225.31 post-boil, 1.047 O.G.KO'd@54F, set temp controller ...
4/11130F p-rest (10 min)5.00 sparge pH152 s-rest (30 min)1.065/5.36 first runnigns1.030/5.70 second runnings1.009/6.22 final runnings1.038/5.60 pre-boil*added 10mL phos to BKKO'd@62F1.046 O.G., 5.24Had a bit of fuckery. HLT was leaky, which I kinda anticipated, and thought I fixed. The propane tank hooked up started to dwindle, and when I went to swap it, realized my LP regulator was fucked. Tried the backup burner I have, and was getting really poor boiling action. Finished the last 20 minutes ...
4/4153F mash temp5.03 sparge pH5.37/1.083 1st runnings5.62/1.030 second runnings6.02/1.009 final runnings5.48/1.040 pre-boil *added 8mL phos to BK1.046 O.G., 5.26 post-boil. KO'd@65-66FStraight forward. Officially done with my current sparge set up, clearly can't keep the HLT adequately email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org with dry hops.5/13. Been on tap for 3 weeks now. Burnished gold in color, with a white cap of foam. Brilliant clarity. Light lemon and herbal aromas. Chewy, nutty pale malt on ...
3/29154-155F mash temp4.96 sparge pH5.37/1.081 first runnings5.53/1.043 second runnings6.02/1.012 final runnings5.44/1.047 pre-boil*added 9mL phos to BK1.057 O.G./5.26 post-boil.Smooth and easy brew. I probably need to go back to manually adding sparge water to the mashtun, or find a solution to the mixing problem I'm having with sparge liquor. There's no way my final runnings should've been as high as they were, given the HLT pH. 4/27. Tapped a week ago. Golden hued, with a light haze, sticky ...
3/27131F p rest142F a rest158 b rest5.00 sparge pH5.4/1.063 first runnings5.63/1.028 second reunnings5.89/1.011 final runnings5.41/1.038 pre-boil*added 8mL phos to BKKO'd@54F1.048 O.G., 5.14 post-boil. Pitched 1L of 34/70 slurry, gen 2, temp controller set to 50F.email@example.com/13--kegged
3/22153F mash rest5.34 sparge pH. 5.76/1.080 first runnings6.07/1.018 second runnings6.40/1.010 final runnings5.71/1.033 pre-boil*Added 8mL phos to BK1.040 O.G., 5.30 post-boil. Fucked up and upped my Ca(OH)2 addition by a gram, and that was clearly the wrong firstname.lastname@example.org. Kegged.Tasting Notes: Kicked this keg a week ago? Totally drinkable, but pretty boring. Would lover the roast by just a touch, it was a hair too dark. I would also use a different yeast. I think a more flavorful yeast ...
Brewed 2/29-147-148 mash temp, had to add maybe 16oz boiling water to hit temp. -5.11 sparge pH (1/2 spring water, not RO. Added a lot of acid to bring it in line.)-5.28/1.082 first runnings-5.40/1.036 second runnings-5.65/1.008 final runnings-5.28/1.048 pre-boil (can't remember if that was the right SG)-5.18 post-boil, 1.052 O.G.email@example.com. Tasting good. Will keg with dry hops. 4/2Copper color, slight off white foam, Sweet sugary malt with fruity ester and hop aromas. Caramel and candied ...
-132F protein rest-144 a amylase rest-156 b amylase rest-5.31 pH before decoction-5.05 sparge pH-5.28/1.062 first runnings-5.41/1.044 second runnings-5.80/1.008 final runnings-5.31/1.042 pre-boil5.24/1.052 post-boil.Straightforward, albeit long brewday. Could've used a little more water to hit that final rest temp. New pH meter worked fine for the rest of the brew, but was a pain in the ass to dial in for sparge pH. Probably added 2g or so Ca(OH)2. 2mL phos dropped the pH to the mid 3's. KO'd ...
Brewed 1/18.-Protein Rest@127F for 20 minutes.-Sacch rest started at 154F, lowered temp to 152F with a small amount of room temp RO water.-5.20 sparge pH (I was not able to get a consistent, clear number for this. Not sure if it was just because of the RO or what.)-5.40/1.066 first runnings-5.54/1.032 second runnings.5.84/1.016 final runnings. 5.45/1.039 pre-boil.*Added 13mL phos to BK at boil start.*Rechecked pH and added 8mL phos 55minutes into boil.1.050 O.G., 5.19 post-boil.Straight forward ...
Brewed 1/13-154F mash temp. Added a small amount of RO (4-8oz?) to mashtun to hit target, and overshot, landing at 149F. -4.93 sparge pH-1.081/5.41 1st runnings-1.027/5.78 2nd runnings-1.009/6.22 final runnings-1.040/5.62 pre-boil*added 20 mL phos to BK to get pH in line.-1.053 O.G./5.01 post-boil.The brew itself was easy and straightforward. The fucked pH readings during the run off I think can be explained by switching vessels between mash in and sparge liquor. I used the usual HLT to heat ...
153F mash temp. Corrected with small amount of cold water. 5.25 sparge pH. 1.078/5.56 1st runnings1.032//5.75 2nd runnings1.016/5.85 final runnings.1.044/5.47 pre-boil1.057 O.G., 5.18 post-boilStraight-forward brew. Third brew with the brewtech mashtun. Still dialing in the lauter speed, still ending up with more mash particulate in my BK. Maybe boiled off a little excess, and maybe got better conversion on the oats. firstname.lastname@example.orgemail@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org. A little behind on ...
131F protein rest for 15 minutes.5.03 sparge pH. 151F sacch rest for 30 minutes. *didn't add all the boiling water. Added maybe just shy of a half gallon of an RO/tap water mix to get the temp down. 5.49/1.060 first runnings5.62/1.033 second runnings5.89/1.010 final runnings5.49/1.039 pre-boil*added 13 mL phos to BK shortly after boil start5.19/1.049 post-boil/O.G.Pretty smooth, though not without some hiccups. I forgot I upped the amount of water for the second infusion. This, in combination ...
Brewed 12/15. 151.5F Mash temp5.00 sparge pH5.41/1.085first runnings5.69/1.028 (1.018? I don't remember) 2nd runnings.5.96/1.006 final runnings. *Cut lauter at 6.5gal instead of 7 gal.5.63/1.037 pre-boil*Added 15mL phos and 1/2 gal RO*Rechecked pH, and added a small amount of RO water and 10mL phos. 5.10 post-boil, 1.039 O.G.First brew with my ss brewtech mashtun. Low gravity is tricky, regardless. Barely covered the mashtun's temp probe. Glad to see the mashtun's thermometer was within a few ...
12/8-134F p rest-152F s rest-5.00 sparge pH-5.42/1.069 first runnings-5.59/1.032 second runnings-5.77/1.015 final runnings-5.41/1.039 pre-boil*added 8 mL phos to bk @boil start*5.21pH 50 min into boil, added 5mL phos-1.049 O.G. 5.22 pHEasy brew. Could've used a little more acid malt, and .25-.5 gal sparge water. Thought my numbers targeted .5gal per # of grist, but they were a hair shy of that. Totally drained the hlt for the sparge. KO'd at 54F. Pitched about 1600mL of a starter slurry fed ...
-Brewed 11/30-151-152F mash temp.-5.07 sparge pH-5.32/1.085 first runnings.-5.58/1.024 second runnings.-5.78/1.011 final runnings-5.44/1.036 pre-boil-Added 10mL phos to BK-1.043 O.G., 5.40pH. Easy brew day. Gravity came in just a hair shy. Homegrown hops could've used more drying time. Seemed a bit wet and tacky. Will taste and evaluate once fermentation wraps up--not sure I'll dry hops with the remaining hops. TBD.email@example.com. Surprised to see the attenuation. Maybe fermented a hair too warm ...
151F mash temp. 5.03 sparge pH5.34/1.085 1st runnings5.56/1.026 2nd runnings5.88/1.011 final runnings.5.38/1.041 pre-boil. *Added 7ml phos to kettle.5.19/1.052 post-boil.Smooth brew. Surprised by some runnings pH values given the sparge pH. Probably boiled just a touch too hard. Actually able to KO at a quick pace. Wrapped up in about 3.5 hours. Brilliant gold, white foam. Bright fruit aromatics, tangerine, apricot. Sweet hop fruitiness and bitterness on the palate. A bit of malt sweetness on ...
35% RO/Remainder A2 H2O152F mash temp5.25 sparge pH5.53/1.086 first runnings5.73/1.032 second runnings5.93/1.013 final runnings5.47/1.041-42 pre-boil1.055 O.G., 5.22 post-boilKO'd@68Easy brew--ran out of O2, didn't oxygenate. firstname.lastname@example.org. Kegged and top carbed. 12/22. Tapped probably 4 weeks ago? Jet black with a hint of ruby at the glass's edge. Khaki foam. Cooked sugar and molasses, chocolate, with a hint of roasty dark malt in the nose. Medium-low bodied, smooth on the palate, with a wealth ...
Strike temp too hot for p-rest. Added almost 1/2gal RO (room temp) to get temp down to 134F. Held for 15 mintues. Added 1/2 gal water to HLT to hit sacch temp. Overshot it a good bit., and added about 24oz tap water to get down to 153. Held for 30 minutes. Mash ph 5.11. Removed a third of the mash and performed a decoction, boiling for 15 minutes, then adding back to main mash. Hit 165F mash out temp.-5.18/1.055 first runnings.-5.17/1.050 2nd runnings.-5.45/1.010 final runnings.-5.13/1.038 ...
Brewed 9/14-Water 75% RO, 25% A2 H2O-153F mash temp-5.20 sparge pH-5.40/1.083 1st runnings.-5.65/1.028 2nd runnings.-5.98/1.009 final runnings.-5.39/1.038 pre-boil.*Added 10mL phos (10%) during boil.1.052 O.G., 5.05 post-boil.KO'd@74F, Put in ferm chamber to get to 64-66F. Easy brew. Surprised to see some weird pH during the run-off. These larger batch sizes are a little tricky. Finished@1.010
133F protein rest temp. Had to add 12-16oz of cold A2 water to get temp in line. Held for 15 minutes5.20 sparge pH. (about .25gal A2 water)153F sacch rest. Held for 30 minutes, then began vorlaufing.1.069/5.47 first runnings.1.035/5.59 2nd runnings1.011/6.03 final runnings.1.040/5.53 pre-boil. Added 13mL phos to BK.1.052 O.G., 5.28 post-boil.Brew was pretty smooth overall. After checking my 2nd runnings, I added 5mL phos to the last 2 gal of sparge water I had. Surprisingly, I ended up with the ...
151-152 mash temp. 5.20 sparge lqr pH. 5.28/1.083 first runnings. 5.54/1.024 2nd runnings (3.5gal). 5.58/1.024 final runnings. 5.43/1.035 pre-boil. 1.047 O.G., 5.18 post-boil. All in all smooth brew day. Made Invert#2 the day before. Added just before EOB. The rest of the numbers checked out, so I'm wondering if the ppg is incorrect/inconsistent for darker shades of invert.—EDIT adjusted invert ppl, should be correct as 36ppg. 18 hours later, in the ferm chamber, parked at 68F, starting to ...
-Brewed 8/10-Protein rest @ 132F (20 min)-Sachh Rest @152 (added small amount of room temp RO to hit temp) (40 min)-Vorlaufed briefly, then checked mash pH @ 5.46-Pulled between 1/4 and a 1/3 of the mash into a separate pot to decoct. Babied the flame, and took considerable time to come to boil. Boiled this decoction for 10 minutes, then added back to mash. Only brought mash temp up to 155F-ish.-Vorlaufed for 5 minutes after adding decoction back to main mash, and lautered. -5.37 mash/1.062 ...
Brewed 7/28. Last minute decided to revisit step-mashing! Added 2.6gal 155F water at dough-in. Added 1qt cold tap water to hit a 133F protein rest temp. 20 min rest, then added 1.5gal boiling water to hit 148F sacch rest. Not satisfied, I added another 16oz of boiling water, which brought the rest to 149F. 4 gal sparge at 5.25pH. 1.058/5.57 first runnings. Added 3mL phosphoric to MT. 1.038/5.70 mid-runnings. Added 2mL phos to MT, and 5mL phos to BK. 1.030/5.73 final runnings. 1.040/5.57 ...
152F mash temp. 5.27 sparge liquor pH (5.75gal). 1.084/5.30 first runnings. 1.027/5.58 mid runnings. 1.011/5.76 final runnings. 1.038/5.35 pre-boil. 1.048 O.G., 5.18 post-boil. Pretty smooth brew. Missed the mash temp by several degrees, which was a bit surprising, given my strike temp. Probably boiled just a hair too hard. Guessing I would have landed at 1.046/1.047 otherwise. K/O'd wort at 69F, oxygenated the wort for 30 seconds, and pitched a pack of WLP023.