Thursday, June 20, 2019

Batch 224, End of the World

This turned out to be a really easy brew day. Two 5 gallon batches done in less than 5 hours! This is a repeat of the End of the World that I've made a couple of times before. The grain bill is a little different because I didn't have 8 lbs of wheat.

27 lb 2-row
3 lb wheat
1 lb crystal 120
0.5 lb crystal 60
0.75 lb chocolate malt
0.5 lb roasted barley

The roasted barley is new to this recipe, it smelled good and seemed appropriate for this style, so I added a little. Mashed at 151F for 60 minutes, adjusted pH to 5.29. Ran off 5.5 gallons into the boil kettle, which is short of what I wanted, so I ran in another gallon of the second runnings for 6.5 gallons for the strong beer, then ran off another 6.5 gallons for the small beer.

Hops for End of the World:
6 oz Chinook at 60 minutes

Oxygenated and pitched 1 quart Wyeast 1272, got just under 5 gallons in the fermenter.
OG: 1.093 by recipe, 1.094 actual.

Hops for brown (small) beer:
2 oz Cascade at 60 minutes
1 oz Cascade at 5 minutes

This one should turn out to be a fairly standard brown ale, I think. The small beer out of this recipe has always been very good.
OG: 1.047 by recipe, 1.060 actual
Not sure why the gravity is bigger than expected, the volumes came out just right.

Oxygenated and pitched 1 quart Wyeast 1272, got right at 5 gallons in the fermenter.

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Batch 223, Panama Red

It's that time again, the current supply of Panama Red is nearly gone, so doing another batch today.

10 gallons

OG: 1.061 planned, actual was 1.070
FG: 1.015
IBU: 64
SRM: 13
ABV: 5.9%

20.25 lb American 2-row
1.5 lb Crystal 60
1.5 lb Wheat
0.25 lb Chocolate malt

Adjusted pH to 5.21, mashed with 7 gallons, which made for a fairly thick mash. Don't know why, but I didn't think to check the mash temperature.

2.5 oz Mt Hood, FWH
2 oz Centennial, 60 min
2 oz Cascade, 30 min
2 tsp Irish Moss, 15 min
2 oz Mt Hood, 5 min
2 oz Cascade, 5 min

90 minute boil

Wyeast 1272, 1 quart starter from batch 221.

It was a pretty straighforward brew day, although I ended up high on the OG: