Monday, November 12, 2012

Im back.

Well Life seemed to get in the way and I forgot to update this blog with a few brews that I did. I did a Hazed and Infused all grain clone that turned out really good, and a all late addition hop ale that turned out really mediocre. Then for about the last 6 months I was just to busy to brew. I had bought grains to make an oktoberfest in april and those are still in my fridge. I did make a extract pale ale batch this weekend. Im going to be ordering some grains to make another all grain batch of something to be ready for new years.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Forlough Pale Ale - Mid November 2011

Well Ive been thinking about doing a pale ale or an IPA for a while now. Its not my favorite sytle, but I decide to come oup with somehting and just brew it. This is called Furlough Pale ale because I was furloghed at work around the holidays for a few weeks, which gave me time to brew this.

Briess 2-Row Brewer's Malt 8 lbs, 0 oz
Briess White Wheat 1 lbs, 0 oz
Crisp Crystal Malt 45L 1 lbs, 0 oz

Amarillo leaf 1 oz @ FWH

Cascade Pellets .5 oz @ 15 mins

Wyeast Labs American Ale

This turned out awesome. I keged most of it, and bottled 10 bottles. I was hoping to send this to a competition. I opened a few before I was going to send them, and there was no carbonation at all, so I didnt send them in.

A buddy and I finished most of the rest of this on new years eve. I will brew this again.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Vienna Lager - All Grain - October 2011

Well I finally got all my equipment together for doing all grain. I made a mash tun from a 5 gallon beverage cooler.

I decided to do a vienna lager after having a few of them recently at some resturants in the area. This probably wasnt the best choice for my first all grain, in that it takes a while to be ready, and Im not really very patient.

The recipe I decided to do was from the winner of the national homebrew competition for european lagers.

Weyermann Vienna - 4 lbs, 6.4 oz
Briess Pilsner - 3 lbs, 0 oz
Briess Organic Munich 10 - 2 lbs, 11.2 oz
Caramel Munich - 0 lbs, 4 oz
Weyermann De-Husked Carafa II - 0 lbs, 1.75 oz

Hallertau Pellets, German 1.25 oz @ 60 mins
Hallertau Pellets, German .5 oz @ 10 mins

Wyeast Labs Munich Lager

Mash at 152 for 90 minutes. Boil for 90 minutes. Cool and pitch at 45 degrees . Let the temp rise and ferment at 50 degrees.