Saturday, March 11, 2006

Batch 30 Jones Lake Ale

Batch #30, March 11, 2006

Malt extract:
None! First all grain batch!

Malted grain:
8.25 lbs 2-row Gambrinus (canadian)
0.5 lbs crystal 40L
0.5 lbs crystal 60L


1/2 oz PerleFWH, 60 min
1/2 oz CascadeFWH, 60 min
1 oz Cascade15 min
1 oz Mt. Hood15 min
2 tsp Irish Moss15 min

Dry hops: after primary fermenation, I transferred to two 5 gal buckets for secondary. Added 1 oz Mt. Hood to one bucket, 1 oz Cascade to the other.

Wyeast 1056, American ale yeast, 1 qt starter using yeast from batch 27.

OG, target: 1.050 actual: 1.042
FG, target: 1.012 actual: 1.020

FG seemed high, but seemed done. Pitched more yeast, but didn't FG didn't drop any more.

Transfer to secondary: 18 Mar 2006

Kegged: Mar 23

Not bad for a first shot at all grain. It's more work and I missed both gravities. The beer was quite drinkable.