Sunday, April 21, 2019

Batch 222 Leeser

Prepping to brew a Leeser tomorrow. Started my yeast today, it's a little different than usual, but should still be great.


2 qts RO water
1 cup DME
1 Wyeast 2278 Czech Pils
1 Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager

I meant to buy Bohemian Lager, but the home brew store was out. I actually like the specs on these yeasts better than the Bohemian lager:

Bavarian Lager (2206):
Flocculation: medium - high
Attenuation: 73 - 77
Temp range: 46 - 58F

Czech Pils (2278):
Flocculation: medium - high
Attenuation: 70 - 74
Temp range: 50 - 58F

I'll be fermenting this at 55F. Compared to Bohemian Lager (2124), which I what I've been using:

Flocculation: low - medium
Attenuation: 73 - 77
Temp range: 45 - 68F

I assume these new yeasts will make a slightly clearer beer.

10 gallon batch

21.5 lb Pilsner malt
1.5 lb white wheat

Mash at 148F. Collect 12 gallons.

1.5 oz Magnum, 60 min
2 tsp Irish Moss, 15 min
3.0 oz Saaz, 5 min

90 minute boil.

Yeast as above.

OG: 1.055
FG: 1.014
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 33.8
SRM: 4.0

Friday, April 12, 2019

Batch 221 Mosaic IPA

I still have quite a few Mosaic hops from last fall, so I'm doing a single hop batch.

10 gallons

2-row, 25 lb
Biscuit malt, 1.5 lb
White wheat, 1.5 lb
Chocolate malt, 2 oz

Adjusted pH to 5.2, mashed at 154F for 1 hour, recirc for 10 minutes each batch. Collected 13 gallons in the boil kettle, plus 1 extra gallon for cider.

Mosaic, 2 oz, FWH
Mosaic, 2.5 oz, 60 minutes
Irish Moss, 2 tbs, 15 minutes
Mosaic, 4 oz, 5 minutes

90 minute boil

Wyeast 1272 from batch 219. Did a 1 qt starter, which blew out of my 1 gallon starter container.

OG: 1.061, 1.062 actual
FG: 1.016
ABV: 6.2%
SRM: 7.9
IBU: 82.4

Easy brew day, no problems with the pump, hit the mash temp dead on the first time, volumes all look good. Cleaned the plate chiller with PWB (oxyclean and TSP 50/50 mix), still some crud coming out even though I cleaned the crap out of it last week.

Recipe and doodles
Yeast from batch 220, it's a little pink because of the guava, the colors looked really nice. This is the container I use to make starters in.