Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ryebbey 2

Name: Ryebbey 2

More Rye, More Wheat

Brew Date: 1/31/15
Bottle Date: [   ]

Specialty Grains:
1 lb Briess Caramel 80
14 oz Chocolate Rye

Extracts:
6 lbs Rye malt syrup
3 lbs CBW Bavarian Wheat DME

Hops:
1 oz UK Challenger at 60 min
1 oz German Tettnang, 2/3 at 60 minutes, 1/3 at 40 minutes
1 oz Willamette, 1/3 at 60 min, 2/3 at 15 minutes
1 oz Sterling, continuous 20 min - 0 minutes

Yeast:
WL Abbey Ale Yeast (w Starter)

OG: 1.073
FG: 1.[  ]
ABV: [  ]%

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sorachi Wheat

Sorachi Wheat

Brew Date: 12/12/14
Bottle Date: 1/24/15

**1 gal batch**
Extracts:
~1.33 lbs Briess Wheat DME

Hops:
.5 oz Columbus at 60 min
1 oz Sorachi Ace at 15-0 min continuous

Yeast:
Safale s-04 Ale Yeast

OG: 1.055
FG: ???? (spilled test cylinder)
ABV: ???? (probably 5-6%)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Uncle Gary's IPA

Uncle Gary's IPA


Brew Date: 12/6/14
Bottle Date: 1/2/15

**5 gal batch**


Specialty Grains:
1 lb Briess Caramel 60L Malt

Extracts:
8.5 lbs Briess Pilsen Light DME

Hops:
2 oz Columbus at 60 minutes
1 oz US Willamette at 15 minutes
.75 oz Simcoe at 5 minutes
.75 oz New Zealand Nelson Sauvin at 5 minutes
.5 oz US Willamette at 5 minutes
1.5 oz Columbus at 14 days
1 oz Chinook at 14 days
1 oz Nugget at 14 days
.5 oz US Willamette at 14 days
.25 oz New Zealand Nelson Sauvin at 14 days
.25 oz Simcoe at 14 days

Yeast:
White Labs California Ale (w/ Starter)

OG: 1.085
FG: 1.013
ABV: 9.45%

Notes:  Majority of bottles not carbonated after 3 weeks.  Attempted rescue method with 3 bottles by shaking small portion of dry champagne yeast into bottles and recapping 1/24/2015. Opened on the 3 bottles 1/31/2015 to perfect carbonation and taste.  Began rescue method with remainder of bottles but opened 5 in a row that sounded perfectly carbonated upon opening, so I simply recapped them and stuck in fridge. Now I'm just confused...

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

My Funny Valentine - Imperial Belgian Chocolate Stout

My Funny Valentine 
Imperial Belgian Chocolate Stout

Brew Date: 11/11/14
Bottle Date: 1/17/15

**3.5 gal batch**


Specialty Grains:
1 lb Briess Black Malt
1 lb Pale Chocolate Malt
.5 lb Crystal 60L

Extracts:

6.6 lbs Briess Traditional Dark LME
1 lb Briess Pilsner Light DME
1 lb Light Belgian Candi Sugar

Hops:
1 oz UK Kent Golding at 60 minutes
.5 oz UK Challenger at 60 minutes
.5 oz UK Challengre at 5-15 minutes
1 oz UK Kent Golding at 5-15 minutes

Yeast:
White Labs Belgian Ale
Wyeast Belgian Strong

Flavoring:
2 Habaneros and 1/2 lb Cacao Nibs (soaked in vodka**) added to secondary, 1/18/14

OG: 1.098
FG: 1.022
ABV: 10%**

Monday, October 20, 2014

Smokin' Hop Pale Kolsch

Smokin' Hop Pale Kolsch

Brew Date: 10/20/14
Bottle Date: 11/08/14

Specialty Grains:

1 lb Weyerman Oak Smoked Pale Wheat

Extracts:

7 lbs Briess Pilsen Light DME
.75 lbs Briess Bavarian Wheat DME

Hops:
2 oz Saaz.  1 oz at 60, 1 oz continuous
1 oz Hallertau at 60 minutes
1 oz Hersbrucker at 10-15 minutes
1 oz UK Kent Golding at 5-15 minutes

Yeast:
Safbrew S-33 dry yeast
Wyeast Kolsch

OG: 1.074
FG: 1.015
ABV: 7.74%