10 gallon batch.
|Recipe||Porter||Style||Brown Porter (12A)|
|Recipe Gravity||1.045 OG||Estimated FG||1.011 FG|
|Recipe Bitterness||29 IBU||Alcohol by Volume||4.3%|
|Recipe Color||25° SRM||Alcohol by Weight||3.4%|
|5.00 lb||American Munich||Grain||Mashed|
|1.00 lb||American chocolate malt||Grain||Mashed|
|9.00 lb||American two-row||Grain||Mashed|
|5.00 lb||British brown||Grain||Mashed|
|4.00 oz||Experimental Fuggles, 4.0% AA||Whole||60 minutes|
|1.00 unit||London Ale yeast||Yeast||Wyeast 1318, London Ale III|
|1 Tbs||Irish Moss||15 min|
Mash at 153F. I missed the initial temp and got 150F. I hooked up my heat exchanger and ran it for a bit, and the temp jumped to 170F, even with stirring. I added a couple of quarts of cold water, no change. Checked with a different thermometer, and got 151F. I've got to replace the thermometer on my mash tun. It stayed stuck at 170F for the duration. This happened last time I brewed too. So it looks like I started low, got to just about right, then cooled it down again. 150F will work, but this may be a little thinner than I was wanting.
Actual OG: 1.048
The hydrometer sample was excellent!
The yeast is from the ESB I brewed 2 weeks ago.
The hops are the experimental hops that I got on the hop tour this fall. They are a Fuggles derivative.
Nov 14: the airlock is bubbling nicely. I'm using the big fermenter in the garage since the outside temps are low enough.
Nov 26: Was going to rack to kegs today, but gravity was at 1.016. I stirred up the yeast and will let it work a few more days. I'd really like to get this down to about 1.012 or 1.011.