Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Altish Ale

I brewed and Alt recipe but I pitched US-05 yeast so it's not really an Alt.

9lb Pilsner
3lb Munich
1lb Wheat
.125lb Chocolate

2oz Spaltz 60min
2oz Spaltz 15min

1.070 O.G.E

Here's a pick not that it's in the keg:

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New Equipment

Well I did my first brew with my new set-up.

I recently got a keggle to replace my 30qt turkey pot.

I picked up 4 cinder blocks and put the top from an old desk to make a table high, and sturdy, enough to drain the keggle with out having to move it after the boil.

Adding mash water to tun:


Hop Bag:


Filling tun with sparge water:

Collecting second runnings:

Flame on:


Left over:

With out the hop bags:


I was brewing a version of Denny's Rye IPA. I thought I had some wheat malt left over at home so I didn't pick any up. When I got home I realized that I didn't have it so I just left it out of the recipe.

Here's the recipe as I brewed it:

11lb pale ale 2-row
4lb Rye malt
1.5lb Crystal 60L
.5lb Cara Pils Dex

1Tbsp Gypsum

1oz Mt Hood FWH
1oz Columbus 14% 60min
.5oz Mt Hood 4.8% 30min
1.5oz Mt Hood 0min
1oz Columbia (dry hop)

I ended up with O.G. of 1.074

Pitched US-05 @ 70º

In cooler now with 66º ambient temp in the cooler box.