10 gallon batch.
15 lbs 2-row
1 lbs wheat
8 lbs prickly pears (just a guess, I didn't actually weigh them)
2 oz Delta hops, 60 minutes
Wyeast 1318, London Ale III yeast
Mash at 152F.
I didn't calculate any sugar contribution from the pears, so I really don't know what they add. Just the grain should have given me an OG of 1.045, I ended up with 1.052 actual. Volumes were dead on, so I'm going to guess the difference is from the pears.
I used the new stainless braids that I made today. They worked very well.
A few brewday pictures:
|The prickly pears. Lots of seeds and a lot of very small cactus spines.|
|About 2 gallons after the food processor.|
|New screen in the boil kettle.|
|New screen in the mash tun.|
|No screen in the HLT.|
|Grain is ready to grind.|
|Grinding grain. Mostly 2-row with a little wheat.|
|A picture of me brewing.|
|Another picture of me.|
|Mash out. I sure do like this thermometer.|
|Hops are ready. I went with Delta instead of Willamette because I was out of Willamette.|
|I put this screen over the boil kettle because the trees kept dropping things.|
|Those are the things I hope to prevent from getting in my beer.|
|Those are the trees. Last day of skiing at Bogus.|
|It's quite red in color, no scorched flavor this year!|
|Almost done, just filling the fermenters.|