Getting ready to brew tomorrow. Get the water ready and crack the grain today so I can start heating the water at 6 am tomorrow. Brewing an APA and a smoked, rye robust porter. Just waiting to grind the malt, don't want to make a lot of noise too early on Good Friday.
Happy Easter brewing to all.
morning boots iam gunna brew today, just dragged myself out of bed and am feeling quite seedy and reading to crawl back to bed, anyway i'll have some coffee and see if i can't get mashed in before at least 6pm tonite.
My mouth feels like the inside of a cocky's cage but i will be brewing.
Amount Item Type % or IBU
3.00 kg Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett) (5Grain 48.0 %
2.00 kg TF Golden Promise Pale Ale Malt (5.9 EBC) Grain 32.0 %
1.00 kg IMC Munich Malt (12.0 EBC) Grain 16.0 %
0.25 kg Caramel Malt - 60L (Briess) (118.2 EBC) Grain 4.0 %
35.00 gm Challenger (Goliath's) [5.00%] (60 min) Hops 18.3 IBU
14.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [5.50%] (60 min) Hops 7.4 IBU
28.00 gm Goldings, East Kent (Goliath's) [5.50%] (Hops 7.3 IBU
1 Pkgs London Ale (Wyeast Labs #1028) [Starter 25Yeast-Ale
Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Full Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 6.25 kg
Name Description Step Temp Step Time
Mash In Add 18.75 L of water at 73.7 C 66.0 C 70 min
Hey boots iam pretty much doing a very similar beer to you there, i wish i was half way through the sparge but sadly i haven't even pulled my 'boots' on yet and gone outside.
Brew Type: All Grain Date: 3/8/2005
Style: English Special or Best Bitter Brewer: jayse
Batch Size: 25.00 L Assistant Brewer:
Boil Volume: 30.64 L Boil Time: 60 min
Equipment: skunk fart brewery Brewhouse Efficiency: 75.0 %
Ingredients Amount Item Type % or IBU
4.40 kg BAIRDS MO (6 EBC) Grain 91.5 %
0.25 kg Weyermann Carared (47 EBC) Grain 5.2 %
0.10 kg TF Amber Malt (100 EBC) Grain 2.1 %
0.06 kg TF Chocolate Malt (940 EBC) Grain 1.2 %
15.00 gm Challenger [7.5%] (60 min) Hops 13.5 IBU
25.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.5%] (60 min) Hops 13.5 IBU
30.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.5%] (10 min) Hops 3.2 IBU
30.00 gm Goldings, East Kent [4.5%] (5 min) Hops 2.7 IBU
10.00 gm Gypsum (Calcium Sulfate) (Mash 60.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs Northwest Ale (Wyeast Labs #1332) Yeast-Ale
Beer Profile Estimated Original Gravity: 1.044 SG (1.039-1.045 SG) Estimated Final Gravity: 1.013 SG (1.009-1.014 SG)
Estimated Color: 21 EBC (12-28 EBC)
Bitterness: 32.8 IBU (20.0-45.0 IBU) Alpha Acid Units: 1.2 AAU
Estimated Alcohol by Volume: 4.0 % (3.7-4.8 %)
Mash In Add 12.00 L of water at 75.0 C 68.0 C 60 min
Mash Out Add 6.37 L of water at 91.9 C 75.6 C 10 min
That damn song from the stone brewers stoner video is going over in my head 'its now 8pm and we still haven't mashed in'.
Ended up with 20L @ 1.048, so not very close to the expected SG of 1.055 and 23L but I'm not too concerned.
I was starting to get worried, as nothing had gone wrong (other than dropping my spoon in the kettle at the end of the boil). No major leaks, blockages, spillages etc ... so I'll count the day as a success :beer:
Tastes nice, but I was hoping for a bit more hoppiness.
Good luck with the brews everyone who's brewing today
Ummm .... well i just came across my drama for the day :angry:
I was flushing the system with hot water to clean it, when one of my CPC quick disconnects broke on me!! The spring connected to the push button seems to have somehow lost contact with the actual button.
It looks like it'll still work but it doesn't seem to want to latch properly.
At the price i paid, i think it'll be a warranty job - having said that, apart from the breakage, I love the QD's.