Monday, May 22, 2017

Batch 200! Pale Ale

Yay! Batch 200! Means nothing! Yay!

Just a pale ale, don't want to run out of good beer!

10 gallon batch

25 lb pale ale
1. lb caramunich
1.5 lb white wheat

Mashed at 154F for 60 minutes, as usual, adjusted pH to 5.2 - 5.3ish with phosphoric acid. Recirc 10 - 15 minutes on each sparge, really helps make clear beer.

2 oz Magnum, 60 minutes
2 tsp Irish Moss, 15 minutes
3 oz Cascade, 5 minutes

60 minute boil.

Wyeast 1272 from previous batch of Panama Red

OG: 1.060 actual and by recipe
FG: 1.016
ABV: 6.1%
SRM: 7.2
IBU: 42

Update June 3, 2017, crashed on Wednesday, kegged on Friday

Some brew day pics:


freezer for fermenting and beer fridge

6 cups Wyeast 1272

I made these 6 years ago, and they are still looking great and working great! Look at all the hops that were stopped.

New regulator

I picked up this nice 3 head regulator at the scratch and dent sale at Homebrewstuff on Big Brew Day. $40, plus another $5 for the gauge at the left. It works great! My fridge holds 4 kegs, but one is on nitro, so it has its own regulator and tank.