Friday, January 1, 2010

Batch 83, Panama Red


A fresh batch of Panama Red. The previous batch got hit pretty hard over the holidays.

10 gallon batch

20.25 lbs 2-row
1.5 lbs Crystal 60
4 oz Chocolate malt
6 oz wheat

Mash 60 minutes at 153F, collect 12 gallons.

2 oz Mt Hood (whole, last of the 2008 crop), FWH
2 oz Nugget (whole, HG from Steve P), 60 min
2 oz Cascade (whole, HG), 30 min
2 oz Cascade (whole, HG), 5 min
2 3/4 oz Mt Hood (whole, HG), 5 min

90 minute boil

Wyeast 1272, a brand new packet, I made a 1 gallon starter

OG: 1.059
FG: 1.015
IBU: 70
SRM: 13
ABV: 5.7

I bumped up the Mt Hood on the finishing hops a little bit to use up the last of the 2008 crop. It was a longer brew day than expected, I ran out of propane and had to make a run to get a refill, then I got a vapor lock and it was about 20 minutes before I realized it, so it took forever to get to boiling. I ended up about a gallon short, so having the gallon starter worked out just right. I really need to get 13 gallons out of the mash, the whole hops suck up a lot of wort.

The wheat is a new addition. I just used all that I had, it should help a little on head retention. 6 oz won't make much difference on the final product.

I used my immersion chiller as a heat exchanger to keep the mash at the right temp in this cold weather. That worked out really well. I put it in my HLT and ran the wort from the bottom of the mash tun into the inside of the IC, then back out to the top of the mash tun. It was real easy to keep the mash temp just right. I (finally!) added a valve on the output side of my pump, which is really handy. I used that valve both with keeping the mash at the right temp and with the CFC. I got 60F into the fermenter just by slowing down the flow to about half.

Tasting Score Sheet














































































































































Date Feb 15, 2010
Batch # 83
Beer Name Panama Red
Style doesn't fit a standard BJCP style, closest is 14B, American IPA
Packaging Bottle | Draft
APPEARANCE 1 2 3
Head spare | small | average | large | huge rocky |
creamy | frothy | fizzy | white | off-white | light brown | dark

lasting | diminishing


Lacing excellent | good | fair | spare
Body clear | sparkling | flat | cloudy | hazy | murky
| muddy
Particles None | lightly cloudy | cloudy | heavily
particulate | chunky
Color light | dark | yellow | amber | orange | red |
brown | ruby | black | tawny
Comments pretty beer

AROMA 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Malt light | average | heavy | harsh | bread | cookie
| molasses | caramel | grain | hay straw | cereal | chocolate |
coffee | toffee | toasted | roasted | burnt | nutty | meal
Hops light | average | heavy | harsh


flowers |
perfume | herbs | celery | grass

pine | spruce | resin

citrus |
grapefruit | orange | lemon | lime

Yeast/Bacteria light | average | heavy | harsh dough | sweat |
horse blanket | barnyard | leather soap | cheese | meat | broth | earth
| musty | leaves
Miscellaneous
alcohol: light | average | heavy



banana
| bubble gum | clove | grape | raisin | plum | prune | date | apple |
pear peach | pineapple | cherry |
raspberry | cassis | wine | port |
cask wood | toffee butter | butterscotch | smoke | tar | charcoal |
soy
sauce | licorice | cola | honey brown sugar | maple syrup | vanilla |
pepper | allspice | nutmeg |
cinnamon coriander | ginger | tobacco | dust | chalk | vegetable |
cooked cabbage/corn cardboard paper | medicine | solvent | bandage |
skunk | sour milk | vinegar rotten eggs

Comments strong hops flavor
MOUTHFEEL 1 2 3 4 5
Body light | medium | full
Texture thin | oily | creamy | sticky | slick |
alcoholic | thick | minerals | gritty
Carbonation fizzy | lively | average | soft | flat
Finish metallic | chalky | astringent | bitter
Comments:
















FLAVOR 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Duration short | average | long
Sweet light | moderate | heavy | harsh
acidic light | moderate | heavy | harsh
bitter light | moderate | heavy | harsh
other vinegar | sour milk | salty | minerals
Comments This is my favorite beer, so this flavor evaluation is certainly biased.
OVERALL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Comments This is a good batch, but I've made better. This batch used a lot of home grown hops. The hops flavor is not as sharp as previous batches using commercial hops.
TOTAL 42

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