Sunday, January 26, 2014

Water making

This is the recipe for water on my next English IPA

Ca 126; SO4 281; MG 19; Na 18; Cl 48; HCO3 66

For 8 gallons

Epsom 6g
Baking Soda 2g
Calcium Carb. 1g
CaCl 3g
Gypsum 11g

This is an exciting new direction for my brewing, creating the perfect water for the perfect brew. Over the years, I've traveled out to springs in the Ozarks to collect my brewing water. This has resulted in award winning ales, that don't win awards when brewed with local water. With a source of DI water, I can now brew the award winners every time without driving 150 miles to get water.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


15 gallon batch

20 pounds of Maris Otter
1 3/4 pounds 135L crystal

Mashed at 153

Premium American Lager

Shooting to the higher end of hoppiness.

20 pounds of Idapils

90 minute mash at 145

90 minute boil
1 oz of AB Hallertau (8%) at 60
1 oz of AB Hallertau at 15
1 oz of AB Hallertau at Flame out