Saturday, July 30, 2011

Alt - rack to secondayr

Ok, the fermentation has been done for a few days, so it is time to rack to a secondary.

T = 72 F
SG = 1.016
ASG = 1.017

Very close to the SG I'm shooting for, 1.016, so this is good.

Rack over.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Goulash Alt

Fermentation is under way.

Looks to be pretty vigorous as well. I'm doing this one in a brew bucket, so I can't see the yeast activity as well, but the air lock is popping frequently and rarely settles low in the water.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Goulash Alt

This is a recipe I've made up. I'm calling it goulash Alt because it is basically and Alt beer recipe, but I'm making it of ingredients I have left over. Not exactly a prize winning strategy, but we'll see how it goes.

14:45 Put 5.5 gal of water into the brew pot and start the heat.

Put 1 lb of crystal 40 L and 0.1 lb of Black Patent into a steeping bag and crush the grains.

15:11 T = 157 F, put the grains in to steep. Turn down the heat some

15:41 T = 168 F, remove grains from the pot and turn the heat up.

15:53 Wort boiling, add 3.3 lbs Amber LME and 3.0 lbs light DME. Turn heat back up

16:07 Boiling stats, add 1.0 oz of Galena

16:57 Add 0.5 oz of Williamette

17:07 End boil, start to cool wort

18:45 End the cooling of the wort with a temperature near 80 F

18:54 T = 82 F SG = 1.050 ASG = 1.053 and pitch WLP036 Dusseldorf Alt Yeast

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Sweet Summer Ale - Bottling Day

Check the gravity

T = 76 f SG = 1.016 ASG = 1.018

This works out to about 4.2% Alc. by volume

Ok, very little change. Proceed to bottling.

I got just two cases on the nose. Now lay it up for about two weeks and see what we get.