On Thursday, I went to bottle some of my pale ale for a homebrew club meeting, and to my chagrin, the keg blew. This beer was on tap for a bit shy of 5 weeks. Brewed after work on Friday. Came in 1 point shy of my OG.
Bastage Panty Raid 4 (This is what happens when you run out of hop sacs)
OG = 1.050
IBUs = ~45
Water profile, sulfate ratio is balanced towards bitter with medium-hard carbonate water, 40% RO and 60% tap, 3 grams calcium carbonate, 7 grams gypsum, 4 grams calcium chloride, 3 grams magnesium sulfate and 1.2ML of lactic acid for 10 gallons. This is the resulting water profile:
Adjusted Mash Calcium (ppm) 117 Magnesium (ppm) 11 Alkalinity as CaCO3 123 Sodium (ppm) 8 Chloride (ppm) 67 Sulfate (ppm) 143
Effective Hardness as CaCO3 90 Residual Alkalinity as CaCO3 Est. -5
Rahr Standard 2 Row (70-some-percent)
7.5% British Crystal Malt (30-37L)
7.5% Munich Type II
5% Wheat Malt
Mash at 153 for 60 minutes, then infuse to 168 for 5 minutes and batch sparge, collect 7.5 gallons, boil for 60 minutes:
45 IBUs using Rager forumula with pellets.
German Magnum for 23 IBUs at 60 minutes
Amerillo at 30 minutes for 7 IBUs
Centennial at 20,15 and 10 minutes, half oz each at whatever alpha acid
Fermentation at 67 degrees for 10 days with WLP001.
Dry hops are columbus, citra and cascade, .75 oz each, at 70 degrees for 7 days. Cold crash to 35 over night and add gelatin, wait two days and keg the sumb****!
This beer never fails to please and never lasts more than a month on tap at my house. As of this moment, blow off tube attached, the Krausen is approaching the top of the carboy!