Thursday, March 23, 2006

Batch 31 Black Diamond Porter

Batch #31, March 23, 2006

This is a Black Butte Porter clone.

10.5 lbs 2-row
0.75 lbs crystal 60L
0.5 lbs chocolate malt


1/3 oz Galena (pellets)60 min
3/4 oz Cascade300 min
1 oz Tettnanger5 min

Wyeast 1056 from batch 27

OG: 1.057
FG: 1.014

Comments: I've been using QBrew to print out recipes, and I've noticed that my notes aren't as good. The beer was most excellent, however!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Batch 30 Jones Lake Ale

Batch #30, March 11, 2006

Malt extract:
None! First all grain batch!

Malted grain:
8.25 lbs 2-row Gambrinus (canadian)
0.5 lbs crystal 40L
0.5 lbs crystal 60L


1/2 oz PerleFWH, 60 min
1/2 oz CascadeFWH, 60 min
1 oz Cascade15 min
1 oz Mt. Hood15 min
2 tsp Irish Moss15 min

Dry hops: after primary fermenation, I transferred to two 5 gal buckets for secondary. Added 1 oz Mt. Hood to one bucket, 1 oz Cascade to the other.

Wyeast 1056, American ale yeast, 1 qt starter using yeast from batch 27.

OG, target: 1.050 actual: 1.042
FG, target: 1.012 actual: 1.020

FG seemed high, but seemed done. Pitched more yeast, but didn't FG didn't drop any more.

Transfer to secondary: 18 Mar 2006

Kegged: Mar 23

Not bad for a first shot at all grain. It's more work and I missed both gravities. The beer was quite drinkable.