Thursday, May 21, 2020

Batch 235, Panama Red

This might be different. For some reason, I'm out of Wyeast 1272, American Ale II. This is my usual yeast for most ales, but I'm out. Or not. I might have mislabeled my jars. I'm pretty sure I did. It's either 1272 or 1318, London Ale III, which should be fine also.

10 gallon batch

22.25 lb 2-row
1.5 lb crystal 60
1.5 lb white wheat
4 oz chocolate malt

Mashed at 150F for 60 minutes, pH at 5.2, vorlauf ~15 minutes each batch. Collected 12 gallons.

2 oz Mt Hood, FWH
2 oz Centennial, 60 min
2 oz Cascade, 30 min
2 oz Cascade, 5 min
2 oz Mt Hood, 5 min

90 minute boil

Some yeast :)

OG: 1.063, 1.064 actual
FG: 1.016
ABV: 6.4%
SRM: 11.8
IBU: 66.6

Easy brew day, no problems at all. Well, I did have a little trouble with the grain mill, the idle roller wouldn't roll for some reason. Eventually it did. Kegged the Leeser while I was at it.

This is the first time using my new pump, it's a Blichmann Riptide. It has it's own know for adjusting the flow, but I already had the valve attached to the hose on my old pump that I'm used to. So I just leave the built in valve wide open and use the one with the long handle.

New pump, isn't it pretty?

Friday, May 1, 2020

Batch 234, Leeser

It's time to make a Leeser!

10 gallon batch

OG: 1.055, 1.060 actual
FG: 1.014
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 33.8
SRM: 4.0

21.5 lb 2-row
1.5 lb white wheat

I usually use pilsner malt in this, but I don't have any and 2-row should be close enough. Mashed at 150F, adjusted pH to 5.25, batch sparge, collected 13 gallons in the boil kettle.

1 oz Saaz, FWH
1.5 oz Magnum, 60 min
3 oz Saaz, 5 min

90 minute boil. I don't usually add an ounce for first wort hops, but the hops come in 2 oz packets, so I added the extra 1 oz at the beginning.

Oxygenated and pitched combination of:
Wyeast 2278 Czech Pils
Wyeast 2206 Bavarian Lager
from batch 220. I made a starter and pitched 2 quarts.

Nice boil going.