Beer Name:    German Pils (with Weyermann Bohemian Pils malt)

 

Grains:          10 lbs Weyermann Bohemian Pils

 

Hops:           1 oz German Tradition 5.9% 60 min

                     .5 oz German Tradition 5.9%  30 min

                     .5 oz German Tradition 5.9%  0 min 

 

Yeast:         Wyeast 2124 Bohemian lager. Made 1 liter starter 20 hours prior.

 

 

Brew Date:                Rack to Secondary:               Keg Date:

 

Date:                          01/14/17                      01/25/17                                  02/04/17

Gravity:                     1.054                            1.009                                       1.009

% Alcohol:                 7.1                                1.1                                           1.1

% Sugar:                    13.5                              2.1                                           2.1

Temp of reading:       60                                 60                                            60

Notes:

 - 12.5 qts  166 > 153 > ice > 150.  After 60 min > 149.

- add 8 qts boiling > 164.

- collected 3.3 gallons of 15 brix.

- added 3 gallons 178 > 168.

- 2nd runnings were 7 brix. Had 6.5 gallons of 11 brix. Boiled maybe 5 min before adding first hops.

- ended with just under 5 gallons in fermenter and the yeast starter got it to be just over.

- fermenting now a couple days later around 46-48.

01/25/17 - Clean aroma. Taste is nice. Not clear. Tiny bit of yeast flavor but not much. Smooth, clean, pretty good start. Expect it to turn out well.

03/13/17 Has cleared up pretty well. Kind of a lager character. Drinks nice with some bitterness and good flavor. I am liking the malt. I will see if I think it's actually better than say Rahr Pils after more sampling.

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Beer Name:    India Pale Lager (with some Chevallier malt)

 

Grains:          6 lbs Chevallier

                       4.5 lbs Rahr Old World Pils (had some left)

                       2 lbs Rahr Pils

                       .5 lbs Carapils 6L

                       .5 lbs Carastan 30-40L 

 

Hops:           HX30 Hop shot 5ml  60 min

                     1 oz Columbus 14.1 % AA 30 min

                     1 oz Warrior 18.3% AA  hop stand 30 min

                     1 oz Chinook 9.4% AA hop stand 30 min

                     1 oz Citra 13.6% AA  hop stand 15 min

                     1 oz Amarillo 8.0% AA  hop stand 15 min 

 

Yeast:         Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager washed from above. Starter made day prior.

 

Misc:            2 cups (~1 lb) white sugar, 30 min.

 

Brew Date:                Rack to Secondary:               Keg Date:

 

Date:                          02/11/17                     03/01/17                                  03/05/17

Gravity:                     1.068                          1.010                                        1.010

% Alcohol:                 9                                  1.2                                           1.2

% Sugar:                    17                                2.5                                           2.5

Temp of reading:       60                                60                                            60

Notes:

- Attempting to see if the Chevallier sweet character is less if it is only half the grain bill instead of just about all of it.

- 17 qts 168 > 155 > ice > 151.  After 1 hour > 151.

- added 8 qts boiling > 163.  Collected 4.25 gallons of 16 brix.

- added 3 gallons of 177 > 166.  2nd runnings 8.5 brix.

- 7.4 gallons of 13 brix before boiling (took about 3/4 qt for yeast starter for Surly beer).

- boiled 1 gallon on stove for 45 min.

- ended with 5.25 gallons before adding yeast starter.

03/01/17 - beer is orange? Darker than past ones? From Chevallier? Orange, lemon aroma? Taste is a little sweet with bitter grapefruit (?) Huh. Some alc warming. Really kind of bitter. Will be interesting to see. Not too thin on mouthfeel though. Seems a little different than what I remember from past ones even though hops were the same. More bitterness from "hot" hop stand?

03/05/17  Not long after racking but Czech Pils ran out. Aroma? Taste is a little striking, in your face, bitter, strong. I think with some carbonation and a couple weeks it will be good.

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Beer Name:    AHA Surly Wort Rally (beer brewed by Surly, see below for description)

 

Grains:          see below.

 

Hops:        

 

Yeast:           Wyeast 2124 washed from above. Starter made (with IPL wort) day prior.

 

Misc:

Brew Date:                Rack to Secondary:               Keg Date:

 

Date:                          02/13/17                      03/02/17

Gravity:                     1.064                            1.015

% Alcohol:                 8.2                                2                        

% Sugar:                    16                                 4

Temp of reading:       60                                 60

Notes:

- "Surly Brewing Co. provide a slightly tart, oaked pale base wort that will be conducive to a variety of fermentation and aging processes. The malt bill primarily consists of Simpson’s Golden Promise malt, accentuated by Weyermann Wheat Malt, Weyermann Acidulated Malt, and Grain Millers Flaked Wheat (all malt/adjuncts were graciously donated by BSG). The wort will be further acidified and oaked through mysterious processes designed by Surly’s brewing team. Bittering hops will be minimal, with IBUs estimated at 10-15."

- I attended the wort rally, met several DonO YT fans, drank a glass of Barrel-aged Darkness, then a Brett IPA. Got my wort in a bucket and when at home I pour it into a sanitized glass carboy (that was my only additional aeration). Pitched yeast and it was bubbling later that day.

 03/02/17 - Crystal red ale, sweet, honey malt. Some hops? Any tartness? Interesting. Will age it cold for probably a few weeks and maybe that will change it. Not bad. Hard to pin down. Kinda orangey.

Beer Name:    Helles

 

Grains:         4.5 lbs Chevallier

                      5.5 lbs Weyermann Bohemian Pils

                     .5 lbs Carapils

                     .5 lbs Munich 

 

Hops:         .5 oz German Tradition 9.8% AA  60 min

                   .5 oz German Tradition 9.8% AA  45 min 

 

Yeast:         Wyeast 2124, Bavarian lager, washed from above, starter made 14 hours prior.

 

Brew Date:                Rack to Secondary:               Keg Date:

 

Date:                          03/11/17

Gravity:                     1.055

% Alcohol:                 7.3

% Sugar:                   14

Temp of reading:       60

Notes:

 - used remaining grain from Dawson/Chip. Last lager of the season.

- 14 qts 166 > 154 > ice > 151. After 1 hour > 150.

- Add 8 qts boiling > 163.

- collected 3.9 gallons of 15 brix.

- add 3 gallons of 174 > 165.  2nd runnings were 7 brix. Had 7 gallons of 11.5 brix. (Pulled 1 qt for starter).

- boiled 1 gallon on kitchen stove in a pot for about an hour to reduce volume.

- ended with 5 gallons even before adding liter starter.

- fermenting about 50 deg.

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