Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Batch 271, a Belma pale ale

 Another variation on a Belma-based pale ale, similar to the last one. This one is a little less hoppy. I had a request to make a Leeser, but I'm out of Saaz and I don't have any lager yeast on hand, so I'm going for a lighter (as in less hoppy) pale ale that the girls might drink since they don't have their beloved Leeser.

10 gallon batch

19 lb 2-row

1.0 lb biscuit malt

1.0 lb white wheat

Mashed in with 7 gallons @ 170F, hit 155F in the tun. 15 minute vorlauf each batch. Collected 12 gallons in the boil kettle.

0.25 oz Belma, FWH

1 oz Magnum, 60 min

2 oz Belma, flameout

90 minute boil, added 2 tsp Irish Moss at 15 min. 

Wyeast 1272 from batch 269.


OG: 1.050, 1.052 actual

FG: 1.013

ABV: 5.0%

IBU: 37.9 (Tinseth)

SRM: 4.3

Easy brew day, lots of time between hops additions, so I cleaned and cleaned the beer shed.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Batch 270 Arrogant Bastard clone

 A lighter version of Arrogant Bastard, this should come out at 5.8% ABV rather than the 7.2% of the commercial version. I have quite a lot of Chinook on hand, but I didn't want to open the new bag for the .75 oz I was short in the old bag, so I filled out the recipe with the last of my Citra.

10 gallon batch

23 lb 2-row

1.5 lb white wheat

8 oz Crystal 120

Mashed at 155F, collected 12 gallons in the boil kettle.

3 oz Chinook, 85 min

2 oz Chinook, 45 min

2 oz Chinook, 15 min

1.25 oz Chinook, flameout

2.0 oz Citra, flameout

90 minute boil

Wyeast 1272, 2 quart starter

Monday, June 6, 2022

Batch 269 Panama Red

 I'm back in the US, brewing on my regular home system. So much nicer than the setup I have in Baja. Panama Red, of course, however, I'm out of Cascade, so I substituted Centennial.

10 gallon batch

22.25 lb 2-row

1.5 lb crystal 60

1.5 lb white wheat

4 oz chocolate malt

Mashed at 152F, collected 12 gallons in the boil kettle.

2 oz Mt. Hood, FWH

2 oz Centennial, 60 min

2 oz Centennial, 30 min

Irish moss, 15 min

2 oz Centennial, 5 min

2 oz Mt Hood, 5 min

90 minute boil 

Wyeast 1272, made a starter from yeast from last August.