Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A bitter in the Brewhemoth

Brewed a 10 gallon batch of bitter last night.

14 pounds of Maris Otter

.6 pounds of 135L crystal

1 oz Target 60 minutes

.5 oz Northdown

.5 oz Challenger

White Labs 005

Will be dry hopped with EKG

The picture is the krausen after just 10 hours in.
Kegged this yesterday. Using 3/8 tubing and 3psi of CO2, I filled both kegs in less than 5 minutes. And this is the best batch of bitter I have ever made! White Labs 005 is now my go to bitter yeast!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

10/16 A clone of Fullers London Porter

8 lbs. Maris Otter
1 1/2 lbs. Brown malt
1 1/4 lbs. 40L crystal malt
4 oz. Chocolate malt

1 1/2 oz. Fuggles hops, 4.5% aa at 60 minutes
1/2 oz. Fuggles hops, 4.5% aa at 15 minutes

Starting gravity is 1.056. Bittering is 30 IBUs.
Mash at 154 deg F for one hour.

Using Wyeast 1098, I know, I should be using 1968, but the store was out. Really need to start my own yeast bank!
In secondary, taste fantastic!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Copper Clad Brewhemoth

Here it is, we copper plated the outside of a Brewhemoth, gives it that English Brewery look.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Mead First!

Bottled the multiberry mead today. Absolutely fantastic, the currants shine but the other fruits are there. At 1022, it taste sweet to me.
At the present time, there are no fermenters with mead in them. None, no where! A strange event here. (No worries there are two with beer in them!)

Sunday, October 10, 2010


Busy day in the brewhouse. The cran on cran is now bottled, 15 bottles now await consumption. The Dry (Irish) stout is kegged and being conditioned (taste great, nice and dry and roasty), the Irish Red is in secondary with some isenglass to make it pretty. It hit the mark right on, carmelly, toffee flavors up front, dry roasty finish. Also brewed an American IPA, 12 pounds Maris Otter, 1.5 pounds 45L Crystal. Following hop bill, .4 oz Chinook at 60,.5 oz Ckinook and .5 oz Centennial at 30 and at 10 minutes .5 oz each of Chinook, Centennial and Cascade. 2 packs of SO-5 for the yeast, will dry hop with 1 ounce each of Cascade and Centennial. Been a busy day. Its now 10/20, dry hopping! 10/24 racked again put on isenglass.

Monday, October 4, 2010

An Irish Red

Brewing an Irish Red today, on 10-4 (good buddy)
8 pounds Maris Otter
1.25 pounds Caramalt
.25 pounds of dark chocolate malt
1 pound flaked barley
1 hour boil with 1 ouncesBrewers Gold
Fermented on yeast cake from Dry Stout.