Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pumpkin Cinnamon Oatmeal Stout

Name: Pumpkin Cinnamon Oatmeal Stout

Brew Date: 9/13/15
Bottle Date: 10/8/15

Specialty Grains:
1 lb Flaked Oats
1 lb Simpson's Chocolate Malt
.5 lb 40L
.5 lb 60L

1 Sugar Pumpkin (cubed and roasted) at 45 minutes

Extracts:
3.3 lbs Briess CBW Pilsen Light LME
3.3 lbs Briess CBW Traditional Dark LME

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

Spices:
1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 cinnamon stick

Yeast:
WLP004 Irish Ale Yeast

OG: 1.059
FG: 1.020
ABV: 5.12%

Notes:

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Nelson Saison

Name: Nelson Saison

Brew Date: 9/2/15
Bottle Date: 9/21/15

Specialty Grains:
1 lb Briess Caramel 80

Extracts:
6 lbs Briess Golden Light DME

Hops:
.5 oz UK Fuggle at 60 min
.5 oz German Tettnang at 60 minutes
.33 oz Nelson Sauvin at 50 min
.33 oz Nelson Sauvin at 15 min
.5 oz UK Fuggle at 10-5 minutes
.5 oz German Tettnang at 10-15 minutes
.33 oz Nelson Sauvin at 5 min

Yeast:
WLP568 Belgian Saison Yeast Blend

OG: 1.061
FG: 1.005
ABV: 7.35%

Notes:
9/12/15: Very quick fermentation and little visible activity after only a couple days. 1.005 on 9/12/15, 1.005 still on 9/21/15.  Tasted amazing already with the typical saison spicy notes and banana and clove with a touch of nelson.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ryebbey 2

Name: Ryebbey 2

More Rye, More Wheat

Brew Date: 1/31/15
Bottle Date: 5/2/15

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: 1.014
ABV: 7.74%

Notes:  Ryebbey the original was definitely the better beer.

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%)

Tasted like shit, fail brew.

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...