Dec 29, 2016

Sour Barrel One


SourBarrelOne


1.043 - 1.0??

15 IBU

??% ABV


The Malts:
15 lb Weyermann Pilsner
12 lb Flaked Wheat
3 lb Flaked Oats

The Hops
1oz Pilgrim (9.1% AA) -- 75 min
Yeast
S-04 / One packet per 5gal

Water 1:1.3 qts:lbs
9.75 gallons
5ml Lactic Acid in Mash
Estimated Mash Ph 5.52

Brewday Notes:

Mash Temp: 155
First Runnings Gravity / Vol: 1.076 / 3 gal; 1.063 / 7.25 gal
Total Boil: 19 gal
Preboil Gravity: 1.039
Post Boil Volume: 16.75 gal
O.G. 1.046
New Vol / Gravity 1: 17.25 / 1.045
New Vol / Gravity 2: 17.75 / 1.043

*Mash very thick with wheat and oats. Perhaps go greater than 1:1.3 with grists like this.
** Temperature still iffy. Remembered to start low, but perhaps started a little too low.
***Added some of the sparge water early to improve circulation.





Dec 22, 2016

DAS Strangers



Strangers

1.045 - 1.0??

27 IBU

??% ABV


The Malts:
15 lb Weyermann Pilsner
12 lb Flaked Wheat
3 lb Flaked Oats

The Hops 
1oz Columbus (13.4% AA) -- 60 min
1oz Mandarina Bavaria (7.2% AA) -- 15 min
1 oz Polaris (18.4% AA) -- 0 min

Yeast
S-04 / One packet per 5gal -- Two fermenters
Fantome Hiver -- one fermenter

Water 1:1.3 qts:lbs
9.75 gallons
5ml Lactic Acid in Mash
Estimated Mash Ph 5.52

Notes:
This was supposed to be an easy brew day, but the first couple hours were some of the most stressful ever. The washer on the false bottom did not sit flush, letting enough grain to get through to clog the whole recirculation which made it a struggle to keep the mash at 150 (155 was the intended mash temp). I ended up resorting to rebuilding my old cooler* mash tun and transferring the entire mash. Run off was a bitch, a real slow bitch. Enough was different with this beer, I decided to hop it differently and plan to brew the beer for barrel aging later.

Strike Temp - 166 - Aiming for 155, but pump issues.
Mash Temp - 150
First Runnings - 4.25 gal (it was a struggle) 1.072
Total Boil - 18 gal
Preboil Gravity - 1.038
O.G. - 1.045 - 15.5 gal

*There was a bit of a mildew smell early in the mash, but it faded. I had to make decisions on the fly. It sucked.