Friday, June 29, 2007

Batch 47, Irish Death

Nick picked this recipe out of a book I have. I didn't have the ingredients, so I improvised. This won at a club competition for "Imperial Anything". Entry in the contest was anything with ABV of 10% or better, this came in at 11.3%.

5 gallon batch.


15 lbs 2-row
7.5 lbs wheat
0.75 lbs Crystal 10
0.5 lbs Black Patent
0.5 lbs Chocolate malt
Mash at 152F for 60 minutes, collect 6.5 gallons.

Hops, 90 minute boil:

1.0 oz Nugget, 60 minutes
0.5 oz Mt Hood, 30 minutes
1.0 oz Mt Hood, 10 minutes
0.5 oz Cascade, flame out
1.0 oz Columbus, flame out

Stir in 3/4 cup Molasses at flame out.

Wyeast 1272 from batch 43.

OG: 1.105
FG: 1.020
ABV: 11.3%

Fermented 2 weeks in a plastic bucket, then transfered to a corny keg. Stored at 66F until May 22, 2008, then put in refrigerator with CO2 at 10 lbs. Strong, tasty beer.