Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Batch 277 - Leeser

This is the second half of a double batch brew day. Overall, not too bad of a day, I got started at around 10 am and was done by 5 pm, so 7 hours for 20 gallons of beer. Usually it takes me about 5 hours to do a 10 gallon batch, but I was able to overlap the two brews for a pretty good time saving. Both this beer and the Dunkel will lager over the winter and be perfect next spring.

10 gallon batch

21.5 lb Pilsner

1.5 lb White wheat

Mashed with 7.5 gallons at 166F, hit 156F in the mash tun. I was aiming for a little lower, like 152F, but I didn't adjust. Adjusted pH to 5.2.

1.5 oz Magnum, 60 minutes

3.0 oz Saaz, 5 minutes

Wyeast 2124, Bohemian Lager

Wyeast 2278, Czech Pils

One new package of each, no starter.

OG: 1.055, 1.050 actual (I wonder why this is low?)

FG: 1.014

ABV: 5.6%

IBU: 33.8

SRM: 4.0

Batch 276 - Erdinger Dunkel clone

 Today is a double brew day, first up is a clone of the fabulous Erdinger Dunkel beer.

10 gallon batch

14 lb Pilsner

10 lb white wheat

13 oz Chocolate malt

Mashed in with 8 gallons at 170F, hit 154F in the mash tun. Adjusted pH to 5.25.

1.5 oz Hallertau, 60 minutes

1 oz Hallertau, 10 minutes

60 minute boil

Wyeast 1010, American Wheat, new package, I made a 1 quart starter.

OG: 1.055, 1.052 actual

FG: 1.013

ABV: 5.7%

IBU: 20.3

SRM: 14.7