Friday, July 5, 2024

Batch 297, Bell's Two Hearted clone and Berry Cider

 I ordered some hops on line, and got way more than I ordered. I received 3 pounds of Centennial, so I thought to do this recipe since it's all Centennial. I've made this before, and it's always come out pretty good. As brew days go, this one kind of sucked: 

  • my carbon water filter burst and turned the sparge water black, so had to dump that and start over
  • my mill ( 3 roller monster mill) got jammed, so I had to take it apart and clean and adjust the gap
  • I was cleaning stuff and not watching the boil kettle, so I had a boil over
  • the Centennial are pellets, and that nifty thing I use to put the pellets in nylon stockings is in Baja, so made a new one
  • the little tablet that I use to stream music to the beer shed was dead. Looks like it's going to be okay, though

Oh, and in the end, I missed the OG by 5 points.

10 gallon batch


27 lb 2-row

12 oz Crystal 60


Mash at 148F, adjusted pH to 5.2, collected 5 gallons, second sparge got 7 gallons for 12 gallons in the boil kettle.


2.5 oz Centennial, 60 min

2.5 oz Centennial, 30 min

5 oz Centennial, 5 min


60 minute boil. 


Wyeast 1272 from last batch, so very fresh yeast.


OG: 1.060, 1.056 actual

FG: 1.016

ABV: 6.1%

SRM: 6.5

IBU: 77


I also made a berry cider at the same time, 5 gallons, the usual recipe.