Sunday, May 15, 2005

Batch 17, Cascade, one of the wedding beers

Batch #17, May 15, 2005

My daughter is getting married, so this batch and the next two are intended to be ready by the wedding day.

Malt extract:
6 3/4 lbs pils extract (bulk, Larry's was out of gold)

Malted grain:
1 lb crystal 20L

1/2 oz Perle60 min
1/2 oz Nugget30 min
1/2 oz Cascade10 min
1/2 oz Cascade7 days
1/2 oz Mt. Hood7 days

Wyeast 1056 from batch 15

OG: 1.040
FG: 1.010

Steep the grains in boil pot with 6 quarts water for 30 minutes at 155 F, sparge, remove.
Add malt extract, bring to boil.
Hop per schedule.
1 tsp Irish moss at 10 min.

Kegged: June 2, 2005

All 3 of the wedding beers had some off flavors. I think it's because the weather is warming and the fermentation temperature did not stay very stable.