|12/13/2019||Spare Hops IPA||American IPA||5.5 %||12 Gallon(s)|
|11/7/2019||general kenOB-1||British Brown Ale||4.7 %||12 Gallon(s)|
|10/11/2019||Simcoe IPA||American IPA||5.5 %||12 Gallon(s)|
|4/16/2019||Mexican Chocolate Stout||American Stout||6.4 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|4/8/2019||Columbus IPA||American IPA||5.1 %||12 Gallon(s)|
|12/11/2018||Mirror Pond Clone v2||American Pale Ale||5.5 %||12 Gallon(s)|
|11/24/2018||Mirror Pond Clone v1||American Pale Ale||5.8 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|8/31/2018||Old Rasputin Clone||Imperial Stout||8.0 %||6 Gallon(s)|
|4/19/2018||Red Wheelbarrow||Unknown Style||5.5 %||11.5 Gallon(s)|
|4/15/2018||Mini Hop JuJu||Unknown Style||6.2 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|3/7/2018||Big Nose IPA Clone||American IPA||6.2 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|1/18/2018||Clone Of Drifter||American Pale Ale||5.1 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|1/12/2018||Numero Nueve||Strong Bitter||4.9 %||11.5 Gallon(s)|
|1/11/2018||DFH90||Double IPA||8.6 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|1/11/2018||Raison DEtre||Unknown Style||7.6 %||6 Gallon(s)|
|1/11/2018||Mostly Mossaic IPA||American IPA||5.8 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|1/10/2018||Union Jack Clone||American IPA||6.6 %||11.5 Gallon(s)|
|11/27/2017||Blue Paw||American Wheat Beer||4.9 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|11/14/2017||Indian River Grapefruit IPA||American IPA||6.8 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|10/9/2017||mOctoberfest||Märzen||5.5 %||11.5 Gallon(s)|
|10/6/2017||Bells Two Hearted||American IPA||6.5 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|8/22/2017||Irma Stout||American Stout||5.6 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|8/19/2017||Not 2 Hearted||Unknown Style||6.0 %||5.5 Gallon(s)|
|6/16/2017||Picture of Nectar||American Amber Ale||5.1 %||12 Gallon(s)|
|1/30/2017||STFU Fuller||Unknown Style||8.2 %||6 Gallon(s)|
|1/26/2017||Bells Two Hearted - Dead Ringer||American IPA||6.6 %||11 Gallon(s)|
|1/20/2017||LittleSomething||Unknown Style||6.3 %||6 Gallon(s)|
|4/13/2016||Not Dales Pale Ale||American Pale Ale||5.6 %||12 Gallon(s)|
9/16: added 163g of brown cane sugar9/22: bottled into 23 22oz bottles, 1 32oz growler and 1 64oz growler with a screw cap. Used 4oz of priming sugar (for the whole 5 gallons). Forgot to take a FG reading.
Did 10 gallons. Scaled the recipe to 24lbs grain, 2x hops. Came out a bit low on final volume (due to the 90min boil, I think). Pitched 1L starter into both fermentors the next morning. Activity after 6 hours.
Brew day went as planned. Pitched the following day. A bit more than 1.5 L into one fermenter, and a bunch of foam into the other. The second fermenter took longer to start and longer to complete (over 2 weeks so far). Added dry hops to first fermenter after 2 weeks
Subbed C20 for the CaraVienne. Drained the kettle onto the yeast cake from the wheelbarrow red (1056) at 85F. Immediate signs of fermentation. Set the temp to 65. Hopefully it doesn't crap out.5/10 AM: Temp at 70F. Still going strong5/11 AM: Temp at 60F. Still active5/13 PM: Dry hopped 5/16 PM: Temp at 50, added 1/2 cup gelatin to each
Brew day went as planned. Hit targeted pre-boil volumes. For IPAs in the final volume, I should account for loss due to hop absorption (oz*0.1). Very high OG. Not sure why I'm getting such good mash efficiency. Chilled to 80F and let it cool overnight.3/5/18 AM: Temp at 62F. Pitched decanted 1056 starter.3/5/18 PM: Temp at 65F. Fermentation underway.3/6/18 AM: Temp at 66F. Nearing blow-off status.3/11/18 AM: Temp at 66F. Activity slowing down. Raised ambient temp to 72F3/12/18 AM: ...
Overshot the temperature in HLT. Note for next time: pay attention to this. It takes forever to wait for the water to cool back down. Hit strike temp of 154. OG was 8 points higher which equates to 80% efficiency... Chilled to 90F (I need to find a solution to this; prechiller?).2/5/18 AM: Temp at 62F. Shook both fermenters for a couple minutes and pitched 1L 1968 starter into each.2/5/18 PM: Temp at 64F. Fermentation activity increasing2/8/18 AM: Temp at 65F. Still waiting...2/12/18 ...
Did 2 separate mashes. First mash temp was 154F. Second mash temp was 151F. Collected 6.5 gallons from each mash for a pre-boil volume of 13 gallons. Added hops at 80min and 20min. Minor boil-over halfway through the boil. Post-boil volume was 11 gallons, so I think my boil-off rate is slightly higher than 1gal/hour. Maybe 1.3 gallons/hour? Shook each fermenter for 4min and pitched 1.3L of 1056 into each (not decanted).1/16/18: Temperature dropped to 61F overnight. Signs of ...
Brewed a 10 gallon batch. Did two separate mashes. First mash temp was 148F. Second mash temp was 150F. Pre-boil gravity was low (1.036). Starting volume was 12 gallons. Should have been 13, but gravity was already very low. Did the 60min hops early to avoid boil-over. Added 1oz of grapefruit zest and some juice at 20min. Final volume was a bit under 11 gallons. Chilled to 89F. Collected around 10.25 gallons in the fermenters. Placed carboys in fridge overnight to chill to ...
Heated strike water to 180 and overshot strike temp by 7 degrees (162). Stirred & recirculated for 10min until it was 155. For future reference, aim for a strike temp 5F higher than suggested. Did two sparges to collect the full 13 gallons. Weak boil, never got rolling. Left 3 quarts of wort behind in the kettle. Almost all of the hop sediment was left in the basket. Ended up with 84% brew house efficiency according to Brewers Friend. Chilled to 85F and put in fridge overnight.11/6/17 ...
Substituted Magnum for Horizon and Tettnanger for the Santiam. Evaporation rate was 1.2gal/hr. Used a tab of whirlfloc. Wort came out looking dark in the fermenter, like a porter! Not sure why- the run-off from the mash all looked light. Collected 5.75 gallons (a lot of trub). Pitched 1L starter the next morning at 8:30am. Temperature is 62-64F. Signs of active fermentation a few hours later.10/16/17 AM: Fermentation taking off. bubbling lots.10/16/17 PM: Largest blow-off to date. ...
Strike temp was 3F too low (149F). Collected 5.25 gallons of wort in the fermenter. I should set my evaporation loss to 2gal/hr. Chilled overnight to 63F. Shook carboy for 4 minutes. Pitched 1L decanted starter at 5:30am. Vigorous fermentation within 12 hours.9/29/17: Started the free rise to 66-68F10/2/17 AM: Still bubbling at a rate of 1 per second. Bumped the temp up to 68-70F10/3/17 AM: Bumped the temp up to 70-72F10/5/17 PM: Bumped the temp up to 72-74F10/7/17 PM: Begin cold ...
Near perfect brew day. 5.25 gallons for strike and 6 gallons for sparge. Had a bit left over after filling the kettle to 9 gallons. Nailed target pre-boil gravity of 1.049. Two stuck sparges, but didn't matter because I just stirred and vorlauf'd again. Threw in 1oz of Cascade at 75, 45, 15 or thereabouts. 5.5 gallons in fermenter. Chilled to 80F (ground water is hot) and finished chilling overnight in fridge. Pitched 1L of 1056 the next morning at 8am. Signs of fermentation 4-5 hours ...
Everything went fine. Chiller only chilled to 89F. Finished chilling to 70 in fridge. Post boil hydrometer sample was super bitter (could've been hop sediment?). 8 gallons pre-boil volume is perfect for 60 min boils, 5.5 gallons final volume. Set a batch size of 6 gal (.5 more), and boil size of 7gal.
No final volume issues! Ended up with ~0.75 gal left in the kettle, and probably put too much into the fermenter (5.8 gallons or so). Nailed my OG of 1.057. Need to start using 7 gal fermenters.Had a blowoff overnight. Having trouble keeping the bung in the carboy.Future self: set Brew Kettle Trub Loss to 0.8 gallons
- Pitched a harvested 1272...fingers crossed.- I lost almost a full gallon to kettle dead space & trub. Next time set it to 0.8125 gal (pre-boil volume needs to be 7.3125 gallons for a 5.5 gallon batch).- Dry hopped with 1 oz Centennial and 0.75 oz Columbus
-Rounded grain bill up to whole pounds-Used Columbus instead of Centennial-Messed up final volume. Measured that I lose almost a full gallon to hop sediment. Resulted in 4 gallons in fermenter.-Broke hydrometer before preboil SG reading :(-Didn't do a yeast starter