need to figure out what type of chocolate malt to use, brulosophy used gladfield light chocoloate malt. Regular chocolate malt may be too bitter. Brulosophy suggested Briess chocolate malt as substitute
From brulosophy (http://brulosophy.com/2017/07/13/short-shoddy-pt-5-oatmeal-porter/). This was originally brewed with a 20 min mash and 20 min boil at 57% efficiency, yeast pitched at 80 degrees F. Resulted in a great tasting porter. I am going to use this as a base for a shortened brew. The chocolate malt used was Gladfield light chocoloate malt (350L color)
Galaxy unavailable, swapped out with Vic Secret.
Measured OG with hydrometer and refractometer. Both came out at exactly 1.058. Nailed it.
Did about a 20 minute hop stand
8/5 dry hopped 1oz citra1oz Vic Secret
8/13 kegged. 1.008 FG
Went with magnum for bittering, centennial and citra. Scaled down the grain bill to 10 lbs 2 row for less volume in m and b. Hit my numbers and ended up with about 4.8G
7/11 kegged at 48F. Was cloudy. Didn’t fine. Will fine in keg
7/13 beer is clearing up!! Still needs conditioning
See hand written notes. Used more strike and sparge water. First brew with cereal killer, got much better efficiency. Had to add about .5 gallon water to reduce gravity from 1.070 to 1.060.
*** not using enough sparge water. M&B instructions produce about 5-5.5g pre-boil, this recipe rated for 7g pre-boil!!!! Need to adjust accordingly.
Used Amarillo instead of citra. Will dry hop both cascade and Amarillo
5.2 gallons into fermenter
5/31 dry hopped ~1.7 oz cascade/Amarillo
6/4 FG 1.011. Kegged
6/5 added gelatin
did a half quart sparge at 168F over grains while straining.
Had two different SG readings:1.062,1.058. First was taken at end of boil, second was taken after cooling and cold break from top of wort. Go with 1.060 as OG
1/3;1/4 slowly increased temp to 70F. Krausen mostly dropped, increased temps caused airlock activity to pick up
1/7 dry hopped
1/11 added gelatin
1/13 kegged 7.1 Bx 1.011 hydrometer at 60F. 6.3?v
7.4 lbs actual grain bill, so upped the hops a bit
4.63 gallon total water @159F strike temp
Sparged grain bag with 168F 0.5 quart water, and squeezed.
Preboil volume ang Gravity ~4.5G 1.048. Columbia grain mill is definitely a finer crush, I hit my numbers every time, not the case with mill at falls church brew shop
Rehydrated and aerated and pitched at wort temp 68F
Set brew jacket to 67F at 3pm 12/4
12/5 7am significant bubbling and about 1” krausen
12/6 10pm significant bubbling, still a thick healthy white krausen
12/7 10pm about 1 bubble per second. Still thick krausen
12/9 7am krausen dissipating, bubbling decreased significantly. Raised temperature to 70F
12/12 7bx reading —> 1.013SG, dry hopped .21oz citra
12/15 730pm attached check valve, began cold crash at 68F
12/17 mixed .5 teaspoon gelatin with .25 cup 145F water at 43F fermenter
12/19 930pm packaged at 30psi Very clear. 7.2Bx —> 1.014Fg 75% attenuation
12/20 7pm tasted great, 75% carbonated. Reduced
Added a little extra base malt. Added some leftover williammette hops as well
SG at 60min 1.041. Mashed longer and did mash out to get to 1.048. The mill at mylhbs is not very good compared to Columbia.
OG 1.054, 3.25G in fermenter. Very little left in kettle, mostly hop debris
Hydrated yeast at 86F. Pitched it at 78F into 70F wort. Set brewjacket to 67F. First brewjacket brew.
11/22 no activity in blowoff tube and very little kreusen visible. Checked at 7pm and it was bubbling away.
11/23 11am still bubbling a lot.
11/24 9pm bubbling rate reduced, about 1 every 2 seconds
11/30 7.8bx gravity reading.
12/2 transferred to keg. hydrometer reading at 60F 1.019. Keeping at room temperature
12/6 hydrometer reading 1.019, no movement so cold crashing. Poured off a bit then had a sample, tasted good. Hint if chocolate aroma, not picking up any off flavors.
12/7 730am set to 30psi
12/7 7pm not much carbonation, tasted ok, no off flavors. Reduced to 20psi
Pre boil gravity 1.051
Topped off with about half bottle of water, since gravity was higher than expected, Had 3.25 G in fermenter before adding water
11/13 dry hopped, thin layer of kruasen, pond scum, on top still.
11/15 place on porch overnight to cold crash at ~50 degrees
11/16 8bx, calculated to 1.015fg. Kegged and purged O2. Set to 30psi @1pm
11/17 sampled. Tasted good. Not quite carbonated fully, about 75%. Reduced to 10psi
BIAB started with 4.75 gallons
Pre boil volume about 4.25, after draining bag for 10 minutes
About 3.4 gallons post boil, 3.25 gallons into fermenter
1.058 OG with refractometer
10/28 Bx reading of 8
10/30 Bx reading of 8
10/30 hydrometer reading of 1.015
10/31 kegged. About 1/4 gallon trub loss
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