Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumpkin Saison

Did a week day brew, a 5 gallon batch of Pumpkin Ale. Monday night, I toasted one pound of Golden Promise and 3 15 ounce cans of pureed pumpkin. Tuesday night brewed.
10 pounds of Golden Promise
1 pound of Carastan
1 pound of Toasted malt
45 ounces of toasted pumpkin puree
mashed at 157 for 75 minutes
Boiled for one hour
a half ounce of Belma hops 60 minutes
2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Pie Spice at 10
fermenting at 70 with Bella Saison yeast

My grandson, Owen, helped with this batch. When we tasted the wort, he said he liked it, when asked what it tasted like, he said sweet pumpkin.

Sunday, September 21, 2014


Started a cider on 9/20. A very much out of date vial of White Labs Cider yeast, But I've brought it to life. A half gallon starter yesterday, went from 1050 to 1010 overnight, added two gallons of cider the 21st, a.m. will add 1 pound each brown sugar and honey and the rest of the apple juice this afternoon. I will let this batch finish dry then start another batch on the yeast cake to make a sweet cider for the kids.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Irish Stout!

Ten gallon batch!

18 pounds of English Pale (Maris Otter and Golden Promise)
2 pounds roasted barley
2 1/4 pounds rolled barley

2 ounces Chinook for 60
Fermenting on Chico Yeast at 68 degrees