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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3195 on: March 04, 2021, 02:54:36 PM »
Bangers & Mash

72% maris otter
20% flaked oats
8% uk crystal 45L

10g Horizon 45 min
14g Cascade 45 min
7g Cascade 20 min
7g Cascade 5 min

1.045
~24 IBU
S-04
On Tap/Bottled: Imperial Pils, IPA, Red Rye, Yellow Lager

Fermenting: Transcendent Eclipse IPA
Up Next: bangers & mash, Bopils

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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3196 on: March 04, 2021, 09:26:13 PM »
Mark started a post —and many others joined in— about success with small batches. I’ve been wanting to try some ~2 gal pilot recipes so I decided to pull the trigger.

I threw together a fairly routine Red Ale just to try my BIAB legs and get an efficiency data point before I start experimenting.

OG 1.046

89.3% Maris Otter
5.2% Flaked Barley
3.8% C60
1.6% Roasted Barley

Pre-boiled tap water — no other additions to serve as a baseline.

24 IBU Willamette at 60
.45 oz East Kent Goldings at FO

4.5 g S-04

I learned a ton by doing this:

I underestimated the small batch BIAB. I got better mash efficiency from the grain bill than I thought I would.

I mashed in at 154*F but made a rookie mistake of thinking I could maintain the temp with the induction cooktop. I was all over the map. Next time I’ll use my HLT water cooler to mash in a bag and transfer the wort to the BK once complete.

I overestimated the pwr required for my post boil volume so I had to stop at 45 minutes or I would have had less in the FV at an even higher octane. As it was I overshot my estimated pre and post boil SG.

I used a no chill method where I basically shut off the flame and when I could see no visible steam I put the lid on the BK and walked away. By bedtime the wort was cool enough to pitch yeast and put in the ferment fridge.

I didn’t calibrate my ferment vessel prior to filling so I guestimated at 2 gal. I was .25 gal shy after calibration.

Now that I have a baseline small batch I can move into trying new hops, grain, and yeast as well as play with aggressive water adjustments.

Cheers!
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 05:33:21 AM by BrewBama »
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3197 on: March 04, 2021, 09:35:28 PM »
Yep, I'm doing a 3.5 gallon batch as well. Been a while since I brewed one, but not forever. The last one I made was back in July of 2020. I remember that being a great brew session, very relaxed. I'm making a breakfast stout, like Founder's Breakfast Stout. There's a very good reason why it has the name it has... I've brewed this one before and it's awesome. 4oz baker's chocolate near the end of the boil and about 12-16oz of cold brewed coffee in the keg.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Stout
Imperial Stout

 
Type: All Grain
 Date: 3/7/2021
Batch Size: 3.50 gal
 Brewer: Jesse
Boil Size: 4.50 gal Asst Brewer: 
Boil Time: 60 min  Equipment: Beersk Brewhaus 
Taste Rating(out of 50): 50.0  Brewhouse Efficiency: 70.00
Taste Notes: 
Saturday Morning Breakfast Stout
Imperial Stout

 Est Original Gravity: 1.081 SG
 Measured Original Gravity: 0.000 SG
Est Final Gravity: 1.021 SG Measured Final Gravity: 0.000 SG
Estimated Alcohol by Vol: 7.94 %  Actual Alcohol by Vol: 0.00 %
Bitterness: 57.5 IBU Calories: 0 cal/pint
Est Color: 44.9 SRM
 
Ingredients
 
Amount Item Type % or IBU
3 lbs 12.0 oz Golden Promise (1.8 SRM) Grain 33.71 %
3 lbs 12.0 oz Pale Malt, Maris Otter (3.0 SRM) Grain 33.71 %
1 lbs Blonde RoastOat (6.0 SRM) Grain 8.99 %
12.0 oz Flaked oats, toasted (1.0 SRM) Grain 6.74 %
8.0 oz Carafa III (525.0 SRM) Grain 4.49 %
8.0 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt - 80L (80.0 SRM) Grain 4.49 %
6.0 oz Chocolate Malt (450.0 SRM) Grain 3.37 %
1.00 oz Chinook [13.00 %] (60 min) (First Wort Hop) Hops 57.5 IBU
8.0 oz Turbinado (10.0 SRM) Sugar 4.49 %
1 Pkgs Irish Ale (Wyeast Labs #1084) Yeast-Ale

Jesse

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3198 on: March 06, 2021, 02:04:37 AM »
Busy brewing weekend.
I have the grains weighed out and strike water in the Anvil programmed to be ready to mash in early in the morning for a Treehouse Julius homage.
I also have all the various berries we picked and froze this past year thawing to make at least 10 gallons of Mixed Berry Mead.
Sunday morning I will be making a lager, haven’t decided exactly what yet other than European.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3199 on: March 06, 2021, 02:30:13 AM »
Busy brewing weekend.
I have the grains weighed out and strike water in the Anvil programmed to be ready to mash in early in the morning for a Treehouse Julius homage.
I also have all the various berries we picked and froze this past year thawing to make at least 10 gallons of Mixed Berry Mead.
Sunday morning I will be making a lager, haven’t decided exactly what yet other than European.
That is a busy weekend. Enjoy!

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3200 on: March 06, 2021, 02:33:03 AM »
Mark started a post —and many others joined in— about success with small batches. I’ve been wanting to try some ~2 gal pilot recipes so I decided to pull the trigger.

I threw together a fairly routine Red Ale just to try my BIAB legs and get an efficiency data point before I start experimenting.

OG 1.046

89.3% Maris Otter
5.2% Flaked Barley
3.8% C60
1.6% Roasted Barley

Pre-boiled tap water — no other additions to serve as a baseline.

24 IBU Willamette at 60
.45 oz East Kent Goldings at FO

4.5 g S-04

I learned a ton by doing this:

I underestimated the small batch BIAB. I got better mash efficiency from the grain bill than I thought I would.

I mashed in at 154*F but made a rookie mistake of thinking I could maintain the temp with the induction cooktop. I was all over the map. Next time I’ll use my HLT water cooler to mash in a bag and transfer the wort to the BK once complete.

I overestimated the pwr required for my post boil volume so I had to stop at 45 minutes or I would have had less in the FV at an even higher octane. As it was I overshot my estimated pre and post boil SG.

I used a no chill method where I basically shut off the flame and when I could see no visible steam I put the lid on the BK and walked away. By bedtime the wort was cool enough to pitch yeast and put in the ferment fridge.

I didn’t calibrate my ferment vessel prior to filling so I guestimated at 2 gal. I was .25 gal shy after calibration.

Now that I have a baseline small batch I can move into trying new hops, grain, and yeast as well as play with aggressive water adjustments.

Cheers!
When my gravity is too high I just add water to get down to a SG I want.  The IBUs are usually minimally affected.

How long did the no chill take? Was their air in the fermenter? Any worries a out oxygen?

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3201 on: March 06, 2021, 10:35:33 AM »


2lbs. of invert sugar. It’s not very dark. I cooked it to 260F. Definitely honey like consistency (or thicker).

Getting ready for Whitbread IPA.

Curiosity has got the best of me.
Will plan to make invert sugar, and brew a version of Whitbread IPA.
Classico tomato sauce (Tomato & Basil) was one of my favorites, until a Dr told me to cut back on
tomatoes and potatoes because of potassium.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3202 on: March 06, 2021, 11:32:10 AM »
Busy brewing weekend.
I have the grains weighed out and strike water in the Anvil programmed to be ready to mash in early in the morning for a Treehouse Julius homage.
I also have all the various berries we picked and froze this past year thawing to make at least 10 gallons of Mixed Berry Mead.
Sunday morning I will be making a lager, haven’t decided exactly what yet other than European.
What's your hop schedule look like for your Julius?
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3203 on: March 06, 2021, 12:13:21 PM »
Busy brewing weekend.
I have the grains weighed out and strike water in the Anvil programmed to be ready to mash in early in the morning for a Treehouse Julius homage.
I also have all the various berries we picked and froze this past year thawing to make at least 10 gallons of Mixed Berry Mead.
Sunday morning I will be making a lager, haven’t decided exactly what yet other than European.
What's your hop schedule look like for your Julius?
8ml Hopshot 60 min
2 oz each of mosaic and citra and 1 oz Simcoe in hop-stand
Dry hopped just after high krausen with 2.5 oz citra, 2 oz mosaic, and 1.5 oz Simcoe.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3204 on: March 06, 2021, 01:27:35 PM »
Actually just realizing as I gather my hops I bought cryo Simcoe so will adjust amount accordingly.
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What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3205 on: March 06, 2021, 01:48:41 PM »

When my gravity is too high I just add water to get down to a SG I want.  The IBUs are usually minimally affected.

How long did the no chill take? Was their air in the fermenter? Any worries a out oxygen?

Is your Q about picking up oxidation while it was cooling? Probably. I am not so concerned about hitting a home run with this beer as I am figuring out the small batch BIAB process. Now that I know what to expect, I can move fwd.

I just left it in the boil kettle to cool. It got to about 100*F in a few hours. At that point I was either going to bed and get it in the AM or do something to hurry things along. So I decided to put some ice cubes in a sanitized zip top bag to get it down to pitch temp. It took two iterations of ice to get to pitching temp but I’d say it was ~5 hrs total flame out to pitch. I’ll use my chiller to rapid chill it next time.


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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3206 on: March 06, 2021, 03:24:55 PM »

When my gravity is too high I just add water to get down to a SG I want.  The IBUs are usually minimally affected.

How long did the no chill take? Was their air in the fermenter? Any worries a out oxygen?

Is your Q about picking up oxidation while it was cooling? Probably. I am not so concerned about hitting a home run with this beer as I am figuring out the small batch BIAB process. Now that I know what to expect, I can move fwd.

I just left it in the boil kettle to cool. It got to about 100*F in a few hours. At that point I was either going to bed and get it in the AM or do something to hurry things along. So I decided to put some ice cubes in a sanitized zip top bag to get it down to pitch temp. It took two iterations of ice to get to pitching temp but I’d say it was ~5 hrs total flame out to pitch. I’ll use my chiller to rapid chill it next time.


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Yes. My question was were you worried about oxygen pickup. I have taken 4-5 hours before pitch many times. I expected no chill to be more like 12+ hours.

My SOP for chilling is to use my immersion chiller to 80-90F range and then put the batch into my fermentation chamber and wait until the batch reaches pitch temp then pitch. That adds 2-3 hours delay before pitching yeast but I don’t notice negative effects taste wise. But, I accept a bit more oxygen in my process, especially pre-fermentation, than many brewers here.

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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3207 on: March 06, 2021, 07:17:12 PM »
Making a Mexican-style light lager. Did a cereal mash with 2 lb of corn grits (and a little barley malt), along with 2 lb. Vienna and 6 lb. pilsner malt. The hops will be Magnum (bittering) and Sterling (aroma), and I'm using White Labs' Mexican lager yeast.

I first did this recipe two years ago, using a cereal mash, but for last year I used flaked corn. Although the flaked corn version turned out OK, the cereal mash version was amazing! So, I decided to try again with a cereal mash and see if I could get equally great results this time.
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3208 on: March 06, 2021, 09:37:22 PM »
Last Thur. I brewed a rye APA with Wy1728 to get a slurry built up for brewing Wee Shroomy
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Re: What's Brewing this Weekend?
« Reply #3209 on: March 07, 2021, 12:51:48 AM »
Successful brew day today. My gravity and volume numbers were spot on for the Treehouse Julius inspired NEIPA, I got 10 gallons of Mixed Berry Mead in the fermenter and I  have grains weighed and Anvil set up tp heat strike water bright and early tomorrow morning for a Bo Pils.
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