November 26, 2006

ESB 1 – Brew Day

Category: ESB — Josh @ 9:34 pm

3.75 lbs Thomas Coopers Brewmaster Selection IPA
3.3 lb of Briess sparkling amber LME
6 oz of Light DME Muntons
7 oz of Brown Sugar
1 lb Corn Sugar

Once boil began. I started 25 min countdown and began adding hops
1oz Fuggles 25 min
1oz Fuggles 15 min
1 tsp Irish Moss 15 min
1oz Kent goldings 10 min
1oz Cascade 5 min

Zepher hills water used to fill up to 5 gallon mark

OG 1.060 @ 72F. OG 1.061 Corrected

Winter Brown Ale – Update

Category: Winter Brown Ale — Josh @ 10:23 am

Day 14 – Fermentation very slow one bubble every 40-45 seconds. Will bottle 12/01/2006

November 25, 2006

ESB 1 – Yeast Activated

Category: ESB — Josh @ 10:35 pm

Activated 1968 London ESB Ale Yeast propagator smack pack.

November 24, 2006

ESB 1 – Yeast starter

Category: ESB — Josh @ 10:15 pm

Made a 1.5L starter wort – 5.25 oz malt sugar and 2 L of Zepher Hills water- boil for 15 mins. I added a good pinch of fuggles hops . Then pitched yeast starter into wort.

Winter Brown Ale – Update

Category: Winter Brown Ale — Josh @ 8:18 am

Day 12 – fermentation slow

November 17, 2006

Winter Brown Ale – Racked

Category: Winter Brown Ale — Josh @ 7:56 pm

Day 5 – racked to secondary fermenter

November 14, 2006

Winter Brown Ale – Honey Addition

Category: Winter Brown Ale — Josh @ 8:43 pm

Day 2 – Added Honey. I prepared it by preheating the oven to 176 F. I placed the honey in a small pyrex bowl, then heated the honey on the stovetop to 176¡ F. I heated the honey in a water bath inside a small pot so I would not burn the honey. When the honey reached 176 F, I placed the dish in the oven at 176-185 F for 2.5 hours. I then added the 8 oz of honey to, 2 cups boiled(15m) water, cooled to room temp, and piched at the peak of fermentation on day two.

November 12, 2006

Winter Brown Ale – Brewing

Category: Winter Brown Ale — Josh @ 9:01 pm

Brew Day

4lbs Ironmaster Northern Brown Ale kit – 60 mins
3.3 lbs Briess CBW Dark Liquid ME – 60 mins
.5 lb Dark Brown Sugar – 60 mins
1 oz Fuggles Pellets – 60 mins
1 tsp Irish Moss – 15 mins
.5 oz Fuggles Pellets – 10 mins
.5 tsp Allspice – 5 minutes
.5 tsp Nutmeg – 5 minutes
1 tsp Cinnamon – 5 minutes
1 tbsp Grated Orange Peel 1 Tbs – 5 minutes
1 dash of ground cloves – 5 minutes
1 Vanilla Bean – 5 minutes
1 tbsp Grated Orange Peel – steeped at the end
.5 oz Fuggles Pellets – steeped at the end
.5 lb Honey – Day 2

Zepher hills water used to fill up to 5 gallon mark

O. G. 1.044 @ 74 F – 1.046 corrected (Reading was after yeast pitched)

Winter Brown Ale – Starter

Category: Winter Brown Ale — Josh @ 8:07 am

Day 0 – Starter wort – 1.5 liters water – 5.25 oz malt sugar – boil for 15 mins
activate Wyeast 1335 british ale yeast propigator smack pack. Let stand for three hours, then pitch into cooled wort.