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Brewing June 25, 2011

PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:57 pm
by jimmiec
I'm going to be brewing this Saturday (June 25) and working on the brew stand plumbing. Hopefully the weather will be nice and have some nice cool weather. I'll be starting around 1030 AM. Anyone is welcome, just PM me for address.

Maybe we can do some bbq chicken or something. It's been about 3 months since I have had any bbq.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:16 am
by GuitarLord5000
So what're you going to be brewing?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:27 am
by jimmiec
I'm not sure. I made a Kolsch last time so I need something darker which can age while I'm on vacation. I'm thinking an American Brown Ale (like turbo dog), Porter, or an Alt. Maybe I'll go an Alt with a repitch of the Kolsch yeast. However, I really need a porter.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:57 am
by GuitarLord5000
Post the recipe when you figure out what you're brewing. An Alt sounds delicious. Of course, if you need a porter....

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:31 pm
by jimmiec
I'm going to do the following with probably no decotion:

033 - Dusseldorf Alt - 001

Recipe Specifications
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Batch Size: 12.00 gal
Boil Size: 13.74 gal
Estimated OG: 1.053 SG
Estimated Color: 13.4 SRM
Estimated IBU: 44.0 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.00 %
Boil Time: 90 Minutes

Ingredients:
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Amount Item Type % or IBU
16.00 lb Pilsner (2 Row) Bel (2.0 SRM) Grain 68.45 %
4.00 lb Munich Malt (9.0 SRM) Grain 17.11 %
2.00 lb Aromatic Malt (26.0 SRM) Grain 8.56 %
1.00 lb Caramunich Malt (48.0 SRM) Grain 4.28 %
0.38 lb Carafa I (337.0 SRM) Grain 1.60 %
1.60 oz Magnum [14.00 %] (60 min) Hops 41.8 IBU
1.00 oz Tettnang [4.50 %] (15 min) Hops 2.2 IBU
2 Pkgs German Ale/Kolsch (White Labs #WLP029) Yeast-Ale


Mash Schedule: Single Infusion
Total Grain Weight: 23.38 lb
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Single Infusion
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
90 min Mash In Add 7.25 gal of water at 160.3 F 149.0 F
10 min Mash Out Add 4.09 gal of water at 206.6 F 168.0 F

PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:13 pm
by GuitarLord5000
Mmmmm! That sounds tasty!
I probably won't be back home before you brew, but good luck with it anyway. It sounds like a delicious beer!

Out of curiosity (off topic), how's your Oud Bruin coming along?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:56 am
by jimmiec
It's still sitting in the carboy. I have not had a chance to taste it yet, maybe this weekend.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:42 pm
by GuitarLord5000
So, how'd it go?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 9:14 am
by jimmiec
Guitarlord5000, it went pretty good I think. The carboys are sitting at 60f and starting to ferment. Gravity was a little high, 1.056 but it is alright with me. Wish you could have made and we could have drank some sour beers.

It turned out to be a pretty warm day. I'll be staying indoor today.