Friday, August 30, 2013

Heat Wave

It's 99 degrees outside, might break 10 today, not quite 3 p.m. In my shop, a tin roofed shed, no ac sits two ten gallon batches of beer fermenting away in two Brewhemoths. They are being kept cool by a homemade glycol chiller and the Brewhemoth internal chiller. Its amazing in a room that has to be well over a hundred, I am able to hold a constant 67 degree fermentation temperature. WOW!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Big brew day!

Doing a 12 gallon batch of Bitter today, and if enough time, a batch of wheat ale.After fixing the bedroom door, I am too pooped to make any more beer today!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Pumpkin Ale

12 pounds Idapils
2pounds 40L Crystal
58 oz canned Pumpkin
Mashed at 148
2 pounds brown sugar to boil
.6 oz Northern Brewer at 60
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice at 10 minutes,
Fermented on Llammand Bell Saison.

Seems that pumpkin really does stick the sparge! Sparge started sticking 3/4 thru the run-off. Put the first 3/4 in the boil kettle and it was almost to boil when my sparge fibally finished. But there is 5.25 gallons of very sweet wort in the fermenter, may or may not add more spices to secondary. It seems like a winner. By the way, the saison that went in a keg to donate its yeast cake tasted mighty fine!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

London Porter

Brewing up ten gallons of London Porter this afternoon.
Will be in the Brewhemoth fermenting at 65 degrees dispite summer temps! Should be very tasty!


Did 10 gallons of a Petit Saison yesterday, split between two yeasts. Looking forward to this in the near future, the better one is for Rudy's Blessing.