Thursday, April 20, 2006

Batch 32, Estate Ale

Batch #32, April 20, 2006

This is similar to a recipe from the 1800's that was brewed on country estates large enough to have their own brewery. This is for a 5 gallon batch:

15 lbs 2-row
1 lbs crystal 40L


3 oz Mt. HoodFWH, 90 min
2 oz Mt. Hood30 min
2 oz Mt. Hood0 min

Wyeast 1056

OG, target: 1.064, actual 1.065
FG, target: 1.016, actual 1.013

Comments: Racked to secondary on May 2, 2006. I'm using a cornie keg as secondary, and took FG when racking. I purged with CO2, now I'm waiting until Sep 27 to rack to a final keg and carbonate.


Well, waiting until Sep 27 didn't happen. Today is July 29. I'm short on beer, and this has naturally carbonated and is quite excellent. I'm only going to have a few glasses (I hope!) and let the rest sit for another couple of months. There is a move coming up, though, so it might be better to just drink it and not worry about it for the move. I really like the Mt. Hood, very smooth at this point.