mpt2222

mpt2222

mpt2222

Member Since 1/2/2016
57 Recipes Created
52 Brew Sessions Created

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9/14/2021 Farmer Pete Snobs Farmer Pete Snobs
8/2/2021 Kick Axe Ale Summer 21 Kick Axe Ale Summer 21
7/6/2021 Grapefruit Klaw Grapefruit Klaw
6/26/2021 Block Party Ale Block Party Ale
3/17/2021 All That Glitters in a Haze All That Glitters in a Haze
1/29/2021 Clone Of Kick Axe Ale Clone Of Kick Axe Ale
12/11/2020 Summer Dreaming Redux IPA Summer Dreaming Redux IPA
10/19/2020 Shimmer Dah Nah too Shimmer Dah Nah too
8/30/2020 Pete Snob's Revenge Pete Snob's Revenge
8/10/2020 Mysterious Wet One Mysterious Wet One
6/1/2020 Summer Dreaming II IPA Summer Dreaming II IPA
5/20/2020 Beerss Beerss
3/27/2020 Beer Beer
3/11/2020 Quarantine Relief Quarantine Relief
11/21/2019 Aces Wild - Reshuffle Aces Wild - Reshuffle
11/17/2019 Corduroy Dreams Corduroy Dreams
7/24/2019 Aces Wild Aces Wild
6/17/2019 Shimmer Dah Nah Shimmer Dah Nah
3/20/2019 Sunset at the Ridge Sunset at the Ridge
3/16/2019 All That Glitters All That Glitters
2/8/2019 In the Nik of Time In the Nik of Time
11/20/2018 Kick Axe Ale Kick Axe Ale
8/7/2018 Work Glove Slapped Work Glove Slapped
6/15/2018 Summer exchange student Summer exchange student
2/3/2018 Mistaken Imperial Irish Red Mistaken Imperial Irish Red
1/23/2018 Summer Dreaming IPA Summer Dreaming IPA
1/23/2018 Original Sunset at the Ridge Original Sunset at the Ridge
1/2/2018 Double Brunette Kolsch on Rye Double Brunette Kolsch on Rye
10/20/2017 Blonde Cascading Rye Blonde Cascading Rye
8/28/2017 Mikes Home Hopped IPA Mikes Home Hopped IPA
8/10/2017 Pete Snob's Dual Personalities Pete Snob's Dual Personalities
7/26/2017 Two Sisters Ale Two Sisters Ale
7/10/2017 Brunette Summer Rye Brunette Summer Rye
6/17/2017 Citra IPA Citra IPA
5/11/2017 Pete Snob's Pale Ale Pete Snob's Pale Ale
4/3/2017 Spring Cleaning Ale Spring Cleaning Ale
1/30/2017 Third Times a Charm Pilsner Third Times a Charm Pilsner
1/10/2017 Rotating Crops Rotating Crops
1/4/2017 Brunnette Kolsch on Rye Brunnette Kolsch on Rye
12/2/2016 Blonde Kolsch on Rye Blonde Kolsch on Rye
11/19/2016 Cascade SMaSH Cascade SMaSH
11/16/2016 Glove Slapped Glove Slapped
11/10/2016 Chim Chim Chimay Chim Chim Chimay
10/26/2016 MacBrau Blonde Kolsch MacBrau Blonde Kolsch
9/26/2016 Centennial Mosaic IPA Centennial Mosaic IPA
6/24/2016 Mac White Lightning Mac White Lightning
6/10/2016 Mystery Wet One Mystery Wet One
5/25/2016 Saazzy Saison Saazzy Saison
5/10/2016 Spring Grapefruit India Pale Ale Spring Grapefruit India Pale Ale
4/26/2016 mac-10 mac-10
4/14/2016 Dans Hopslams Dans Hopslams
4/5/2016 Mac Pale Ale Mac Pale Ale
3/7/2016 Mac IPA Mac IPA
2/25/2016 Lite Lite
2/24/2016 Fall Centennial MyPA Fall Centennial MyPA
2/23/2016 MacBrew Pilsner MacBrew Pilsner
2/22/2016 Macbrew Light Macbrew Light
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Brew Session: Farmer Pete Snobs

mpt2222 9/23/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil

preboil grav was loooow. about 1.026 so i added the bit of DME i had and about .5 lb of sugar to raise preboil to

Brew Session: Kick Axe Ale Summer 21

mpt2222 8/1/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

2 hour mash. 1st 1.078 3 gal; 1.035 4.25; 1.020 6 gal; 1.012 final.

Brew Session: Grapefruit Klaw

mpt2222 7/8/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Took a month to ferment. Added 2 packs of boiled bread yeast as nutrient after a week or so when it was slowing but only half done fermenting. Finally fermented down to 0 after 6 weeks.

Brew Session: Block Party Ale

mpt2222 6/26/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

.097 1st 3 col, 1.034 4.6; 1.017, 1.010 8 gals

Brew Session: All That Glitters in a Haze

mpt2222 4/10/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Double batch separated mash with tkauf for joint boil. Used yeast from axe batch kegged day before. got low efficiency for some reason, probably due to lack of experience splitting batch and using mixed equipment. Had difficulties at end with chiller clogging requiring hand transfer to separate smaller pot with bazooka screen.Attempted to package this after 14 days fermenting, but was still cleaning up and only down to 1.011. Racked to secondary and gave another week for 21 total days ...

Brew Session: Clone Of Kick Axe Ale

mpt2222 3/13/2021 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

2:13 mash in. 4 hours later, 1.085 1st 3 col, 1.033 4.4, 1.018, 1.011. 1.054 preboil

Brew Session: Summer Dreaming Redux IPA

mpt2222 12/12/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

1.090 1st 3.5 gal; 1.042 4.75 g; 1.027 ;

Brew Session: Shimmer Dah Nah too

mpt2222 10/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

3.75 gal col 1st @ 1.097;1.034 5 col.; 1.020 6.75; 1.015 last 7.5/

Brew Session: Pete Snob's Revenge

mpt2222 8/30/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

1.086 first, 2.75 g collected. 1.035; 1.025 6 col; 1.015 last. flye sparged last .5 gals. to collect 7.25

Brew Session: Summer Dreaming II IPA

mpt2222 7/9/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

1.097 first 3.25 col; 1.045 2nd 4.5 ; 1.024 6.1; 1.016 last; flye sparged last bit to collect 7.25 still running 1.015 at the end

Brew Session: Beerss

mpt2222 5/28/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

Used corn meal by doing a partial cereal mash with some 2 row holding at 158 for 5 mins, boiling for 20, then added to regular mash. 1.062 1st 2.75 col.; 1.030 4 col; 1.020. 1.010 final. Realized I forgot to add final 1 lb 2 row, so i added about half a pound of DME to wort to bring pre-boil gravity to target.

Brew Session: Quarantine Relief

mpt2222 4/24/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

1.085 1st, 1.040, 1.022 then fly sparged.Enough to pull off 7-8 bottles before kegging.

Brew Session: Beer

mpt2222 4/4/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

1.090 first runnings 3 gals; 1.031 4 gals. 1.020 5.8; 1.12 final

Brew Session: Aces Wild - Reshuffle

mpt2222 2/15/2020 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

1.090 2.5 collected;1.050 2nd with 4 gal; 1.028 5.70; 1.020 last 7 and fly sparged to fill kettle to 7.5. ended around 1.004, with brewersfriend calculating nearly 5.8ABV.

Brew Session: Corduroy Dreams

mpt2222 11/21/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

used 3 month old yeast, didn't start by tues, so added new pack of us05 tuesday afternoon. fermentation started Wed.

Brew Session: Aces Wild

mpt2222 8/24/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Tasting Notes

1.082 first, 1.036, 1.025 5 g col, 1.027;

Brew Session: Shimmer Dah Nah

mpt2222 7/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

1st runnings 1.091 3.4 gal collected; 1.040 5 gal; 1.028 6.33; last 1.020 7.25.Used yeast...actually, poured off the yeast layer of left over trub from last batch.Fermentation started within 24 hours.

Brew Session: Sunset at the Ridge

mpt2222 4/19/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

442 mash in. 1.083 1st, 2.75 collected;1.033 4.5 coll; 1.018 6 coll; 1.012; 7.5 ; preboil 1.043

Brew Session: All That Glitters

mpt2222 3/22/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

split mash into two mash tuns. triple batch sparged each separately combining wort into single keggle for combined boil. 1.110/1.090 1st runnings

Brew Session: In the Nik of Time

mpt2222 2/9/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

mashed in at 4pm sat.1.082 1st 3.1 col, 2nd 1.030 4.75, 3rd 1.017 6.25, 4th 1.014 7.25

Brew Session: Kick Axe Ale

mpt2222 11/24/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Saturday evening brew. mashed in Sat. afternoon. 1.093 1st 2.75 collected; 2nd 1.034 4 gals; 1.022 6.2, 1.013 last. use new pack US05 Sat evening. Fermentation started right away Sunday morning. left in garage at cool upper 50's temps through Thurs. Took inside to finish near 70's avg. temp. added 4.4 oz table sugar to keg at packaging time. purged air with co2 and left at room temps to carbonate naturally.

Brew Session: Brunette Summer Rye

mpt2222 10/20/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Followed recipe, except added extra .5 lbs oats. Alsos, mashed in high so added a carafe of cool tap water and let air cool from 159 to 151 took about 15 minutes. Then put lid on mash tun at just before 5 pm and left for diner. Batch sparge began at 8:30.1st runnings 1.075 with 3.2 gallons collected. 1.032 2nd 4.9 col; 3rd 1.015 6.75 col; 1.012 7.25 (used just under 5 gallons of sparge water since i added extra to mash in). Ended with just about 5.25 in fermenter at 1.052 OGAdded 1000 ml ...

Brew Session: Pete Snob's Pale Ale

mpt2222 9/8/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

Using all homegrown hops (dried and vacuum sealed from earlier 2018 harvest)1st runnings 1.090, 2.9 gals collected. 2nd 1.028 4.6 gals, 1.020 3rd 6.1 gal, 1.014 last 7.2 collected. 1.047 in the carboy6added new package of 05 yeast.

Brew Session: Work Glove Slapped

mpt2222 8/11/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

1.080 1st runnings 3 gallons collected; 1.035 2nd 4.5 g; 3rd 1.020 ; fly sparged with remaining. 7 gals total collected. threw in val's hops (the first collected only about 1/4 oz at 5 mins with my early cascade...and centennial per recipe). didn't get full conversion per iodine test. lower than expected OG, so I added .5 lbs table sugar (in 400 ML boiled water). Centennial hops were dried and stored in fridge (picked early in July). started turning brown (seemed to be picking up moisture ...

Brew Session: Summer exchange student

mpt2222 6/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

1.075 first runnings.3.gal collected. 1.028 2nd 5.5 gal collected.3rd 1.015Fermentation ran on the hot side (mid to upper 70s) because AC was broken during heat wave. Did allow a few weeks in basement at arount 70F to clean up before kegging.

Brew Session: Original Sunset at the Ridge

mpt2222 4/14/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning

1.077 first runnings 2.5 gallons collected. 2nd 1.041 4.33 collected; 3rd 1.026 6.25 gals ; 4th 1.017 with 7.5 gallons. used the last of my 2017 homegrown cascade hops.Added .5 gallons boiled (and chilled) water to carboy to fill back to 5.5 gallons. Adjusted vol/efficiency to estimate OG based on OG reading taken from original 5 gallons collected after the boil.reused kolsch yeast (unwashed) started fermenting 24 hours later. Avg. temps in mid 50s during first 3-4 days, raised to 60's for ...

Brew Session: Summer Dreaming IPA

mpt2222 3/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Saturday evening brew: 1st runnings 1.097 4 gallons collected. 2nd 1.043 7 gallons collected. 3rd 1.029 10.85 collected. 1.016 final.put West coast ale yeast new pack in 6 gal fermenterused notty in 5 gallon fermenterused yeast batch fermenting well Sunday.West coast ale (new) still lagging (just barely starting) monday morning.West coast ale version finished first: clear, crisp and clean after 2 weeks (3/17) while Natty batch was cloudy and tasted green. Let both clean up for at least one ...

Brew Session: Mistaken Imperial Irish Red

mpt2222 2/3/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation

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Brew Session: Double Brunette Kolsch on Rye

mpt2222 1/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Tasting Notes

first runnings 1.096 5 gallons collected. 2nd 1.031 8.25 gallons. 1.019. 1.012 final running

Brew Session: Glove Slapped

mpt2222 12/2/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

added oats to maintain ABV while increasing target volume from original recipe. also used 1 oz homegrown cascade hops instead of 1 oz centennial (kept original oz saaz per original). otherwise, same recipe as original.First runnings 1.082 2 gallons collected. 2nd runnings 1.036 4 gallons collected. 3rd 1.020 5.9 gallons. final runnings 1.014 . almost 8 gallons collected.used homegrown centenial (10 min) and cascade (5/8 oz at flameout) with saaz (60/15).fresh notty yeast added Sat Night. ...

Brew Session: Blonde Cascading Rye

mpt2222 11/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Water treated with .25 campden tablets per 5 gallons strike/sparge water. Saturday evening brew session: 1.074 first runnings: 1.035 second, 1.023 3rd 5 gallons collected 4th 1.015.got 5.5 gallons at 1.047. added .5 gallons boiled (and chilled) water to fermenter to raise volume to 6 gallons (estimating SG at 1.043). Added 1/2 jar trub from dual pete light. No action Monday morning, so added more yeast from jar noon Monday. 4.9 abv

Brew Session: Mikes Home Hopped IPA

mpt2222 9/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

1st 1.085 3.4 gallons collected; 2nd runnings 1.035 5.2 gals collected; 1.025 3rd 6 gallons. 1.020 final with 8.5 gallons.mostly dried (homegrown) cascade hops picked within a month of use. added about an ounce of fresh hops at 20 minutes too.didn't have time for starter, just dumped a jar of unwashed US05 yeast from 9/8 (third use) into fermenter at about 11 pm Saturday night.Fermentation began Monday morning. on two separate occasions during fermentation (day 4 and 10) i noticed the airlock ...

Brew Session: Pete Snob's Dual Personalities

mpt2222 8/19/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Tasting Notes

1.085 1st runnings.5 gallons in kettle. 1.039 2nd up to 8 gallons. .1.016 3rd up to 11.2 gallons . 1.010 last.to 13.1 gallonsUsed about 1 oz of fresh cascade with .5 oz dried homegrown cascade at 10 minutes instead of 1 oz pellet cascade, which i added to the dark wort half after draining off the first 5.25 gallons into the light fermenter. So, the dark fermenter got 1 extra oz of cascade whirlpooled at about 170F before running through the counterflow chiller.Dark in fermenter at 1.053 5.5 ...

Brew Session: Brunette Summer Rye

mpt2222 7/16/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

used tap water treated with 1/4 campden tablet per 5 gallons.1st 1.078. 1.033 2nd. 3rd 1.022Last runnings 1.012. Final 1.5 gallons collectedused washed US05 from 6/20. Didn't plan ahead for starter, just dumped 1 jar into fermenter at 9 pm sunday evening. Fermentation started slowly Monday AM. By tuesday, was fully going. Temps in mid 60s in basement Sunday through Friday.put in fridge to cold crash wed, 7/25ended about 5.6 ABV

Brew Session: Citra IPA

mpt2222 6/24/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

1st running 1.093 Saturday eveningEnd of boil, kettle screen kept getting clogged. very difficult to transfer to fermenter. had to constantly scrape screen. lots of trub transferred to fermenter.been in basement at just above 70F fermenting away for the first 4 days with no signs of slowing. krausen neared airlock, but didn't foam over. 1 per minute on sunday morning 1 week post boil.7.35 ABV final product

Brew Session: Pete Snob's Pale Ale

mpt2222 5/28/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brewed Sun. Evening. 1st 1.087, 1.030 2nd, 1.018 3rd, 1.013 lastMon AM, fermentation began vigorously within 12 hours @ 72F. moved to basement @ upper 60's F Monday Evening. Rapid fermentation through Wed. evening. Slowed Thursday morning. Avg. temp during fermentation around 70.

Brew Session: Spring Cleaning Ale

mpt2222 4/22/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Wanted a Blonde ale around 1.050 SG, but hit higher efficiency than expected. THis will be a strong cream ale instead.Yeast starter with 3 month old notty 3rd use (not washed). Started right away.1st running 1.084 3 gals collected2nd 1.03313rd 1.0202nd of fly sparge 1.014 7.25 gallons collected6.5 gallons post boil in kettle, yeast added around 10 pm.fermentation started next AM (Sunday) with no delay. Continued rapidly through early week.Slowed to 1 bubble per 5 seconds by wed. SG only ...

Brew Session: Third Times a Charm Pilsner

mpt2222 3/11/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Sat: 3 pm started mash. hit a bit lower than expected. will mash longer. confirmed conversion complete with iodine test. First runnings 1.078 (3 gal) Saturday evening 6 pmsecond runnings 1.037 (2 gal). final runnings: 10201.054 OGyeast starter stalled for three days. added to wort second day, still awaiting fermentation Tuesday in basement at temps in mid 60s. Cold fermented: Fermentation began vigorously overnight Tues by Weds. am. Moved to garage to low 50's temps, down to upper 40's ...

Brew Session: Rotating Crops

mpt2222 2/4/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Brewed Saturday night. Used 2 lbs of pilsner I had leftover with 4 lbs of 2 row. Kolsch yeast is all I had1.090 first runnings.1.042 second runnings.3rd 1.020.Double batch sparged.no yeast starter. monday morning, still not fermenting. Added second jar of washed yeast Tuesday (2/8) evening. Fermentation started Wed. Night 2/9). temps in mid 60'sStill fermenting 2/14 (1 bubble per 4 seconds). temps in low to mid 60's during fermentation.Finally fermentation slowed to a crawl. moved to ...

Brew Session: Brunnette Kolsch on Rye

mpt2222 1/6/2017 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

forgot to put bazooka into boil kettle. left more trub in kettle than usual to avoid slurry moving to fermenter.pitched yeast without starter after cooling Friday night. no action 56 hours later, so pitched second yeast jar (washed twice, 1-1-17) monday AM. fermentation was started within 12 hours of second yeast addition on 1-9. Fermentation pretty much complete 1-19. leaving in primary to clean up for a couple weeks at basement temps (low to mid 60s).moved to garage in Feb for carboy ...

Brew Session: Glove Slapped

mpt2222 12/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Tasting Notes

shoot for something in the 1.044-47 range to end with a 5?V-ish finished product. likely to end around 1.004-06 FG.Started with yeast starter noon day before. Notty yeast washed once back on 6.19.16.9:42 am mashed in . collected first runnings at 4:30 reading 1.073SG. 134F final mash temp. after 2nd runnings added, collected 4.5 gallons in kettle at 1.057 SG. brought to a boil as collected 2nd runnings which was reading 1.033. kept boil rolling while batch sparging third time and ...

Brew Session: Blonde Kolsch on Rye

mpt2222 12/3/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

target 1.044-1.046 OG. first runnings: 3 gals at 1.078 refractometer. 1.078 hydrometer. Got much better efficiency this time with batch sparging. Hit 1.060 after the boil! Needed to adjust the recipe and add more sterilized water to the fermenter to lower the ABV.pitched batch of washed yeast 8 pm Sat Evening (after rocking/shaking wort for several minutes in carboy). Placed in garage overnight (58F). Fermentation started slowly late Sunday evening. Brought back into basement (66F) ...

Brew Session: MacBrau Blonde Kolsch

mpt2222 10/31/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

trying split brew process: mashing at night, sparging and boiling next day. Allow to rest overnight after mashing in at 151 (9:48 pm). Sparge 8-10 hours later, collect runnings and boil per recipe. Cool and pitch yeast starter when wort hits 65F. Started sparge at 830 am nearly 1 hour fly sparge time. Created yeast starter from new yeast pack two days beforePitched yeast starter at 3:30 pm when fully cooled to 65f. Started fermenting by 10 pm. Fermented at 62f for first couple days left ...

Brew Session: Centennial Mosaic IPA

mpt2222 10/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Did mixed batch and fly sparge (took nearly 1.25 hours total). vorlaufed, and drained about 1 gal of first runnings to kettle, added back a gallon of 180F water to mash tun, mixed grains and let sit for 15 mins. Vorlaufed, and fly sparged with remaining approx. 4 gals of sparge water for nearly an hour. Used Nottingham (had been washed twice; most recently about 4 months ago) without starter. Fermentation started approximately 24 hours after pitching and holding for 24-48 hours at around ...

Brew Session: Mystery Wet One

mpt2222 9/17/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

First time brewing: used homegrown 1st year cascades (since mystery wasn't ready) and Chinook. Will use as benchmark taste test for using same recipe, but swapping fresh cascade for fresh 'mystery hops' next year. Also used what few centennial cones i got year 1 (with Tim's 1 oz wet Chinook).Hit mash high at 158. Cooled down to 156 after 10 mins then closed up and held for 50 mins.used all fresh picked (wet) hops according to the following schedule:about 1.75 oz cascade at 601.75 0z cascade ...

Brew Session: Mac White Lightning

mpt2222 8/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

hit mash low at about 147.5. added 2c boiling water after about 10 mins to raise to 149, then mashed for 60 minutes. fly sparged with 175 for about 40 minutes. left in primary for 3 full weeks. no secondary. started fermentation at around 65-68F. But after first seval days or perhaps the first week or so, temps rose (due to heat wave and broken AC at end of fermentation) to average temps in low 70s even in the basement.Ended about 6.1 ABV with adjusted FG at around 1.005/6. Bottled at ...

Brew Session: Fall Centennial MyPA

mpt2222 7/10/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Mashed at 155 instead of 152 (hot day, hit strike temp a bit high and wouldn't cool down). For some reason, was very inefficient and only got OG of 1.048, so I added about 1/2 lb of table sugar to bring OG up to 1.055 or so. Also, forgot the carapils when ordering grains. If I do this again, will try with carapils and batch sparge or more carefully fly sparge.

Brew Session: Saazzy Saison

mpt2222 5/28/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Tim brewed a double batch of this while i was out of town and got a 5.5 gal fermenter full for me when i returned. Used spring water from US40 North of Nemacolin.

Brew Session: Spring Grapefruit India Pale Ale

mpt2222 5/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

mashed in at 153. cool day plus brewing without helper caused a slightly lower strike than anticipated. 1st runnings SG 1.090a bit of sweetness left in grains after batch sparging. probably not as efficient as could have been with fly sparging, but got closer to expected recipe after I added .5 lbs table sugar to boost OG. Pitched yeast too warm by accident: about 92 degrees. Luckily, it started fermenting by morning. Got it cooled to about 65F to start, then warmed up to about 70F after ...

Brew Session: Mac Pale Ale

mpt2222 4/16/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

Racked to secondary and washed yeast. 1.006. Great flavor! Got about 5.5 gals in secondary. Nice amber color.

Brew Session: MacBrew Pilsner

mpt2222 3/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
  • Mash/Boil
  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
  • Tasting Notes

first time using keggle. Overestimated volume of sparge water due to lack of evaporation in keggle. ended up with about 11 gallons of lower SG wort than expected (1.038). Didn't lose as much volume as expected during boil. Also tried complete fly sparge operation for first time with full 11 gallon batch. Split the batch into two 5.5 gallon batches to ferment. One had AE added and finished at 1.0000 and was bottled. The other half ended at 1.002 and was kegged.

Brew Session: Macbrew Light

mpt2222 2/13/2016 12:00:00 AM
  • Water Infusion
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  • Fermentation
  • Conditioning
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adjusted bottle priming sugar rates based on temp of beer at time of bottling. Since it got down to 30F overnight, I cold crashed. This lowered the temp to around 45 at time of bottling. This may have resulted in under carbonation due to lack of CO2 absorbed in the beer since fermentation temps were much higher prior to cold crashing. When adjusting, only use temp of fermentation averages, don't include cold crash-induced lower temps.

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