Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sweet Summer Ale

Time to try another brew. This is one I've tried successfully before, called Sweet Summer Ale.

Weigh out 0.5 lbs of the 40L Crystal Malt, put in a bag and crush the grains. Put this in the brew pot with about 5.5 gal of water.

14:19 Start the heat.
14:53 T = 200 F remove the crystal malt
14:57 boil begins. Add 3.3 lbs of LME and 3.0 lbs of DME.
15:11 Extract added and boil begins again. Add 0.5 oz of Williamette (pellet) hops in bag
15:51 Add 0.5 oz Saaz (plug) in bag. Add 1 tsp Irish Moss, 5 tsp yeast nutrient and 1 tsp yeast energizer.
16:01 Stop boil, start cooling
16:50 T = 79 F remove from cooling bath and set up to siphon into fermentor
16:57-17:09 Siphon to primary fermentor. T = 80 F, SG = 1.048, Adj SG = 1.050. Estimated for this recipe is 1.049. I can live with that difference.
17:17 Pitch yeast. I'm using WLP001 California Ale for this. 80 F is a little warm for yeast pitching, but not by much and this is ambient temperature.

Ok, the airlock is in place, the fermentor is in a closet. Just wait for evidence of fermentation.

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