Monday, December 9, 2013

#29 AHS Belgian White Beer (16A) - Mini Mash


Woman Carrying beer with man holding umbrellaA malty, full-bodied, spicy amber beer that is similar in style to Paulaner Oktoberfest. This is an award winning recipe. 


BJCP Style 6B
ABV 3.94
OG 1.041
FG 1.011
Calories 116
SRM 40.6
Grains
8 oz White Wheat
8 oz Cara Pils Malt
Hops-Bittering .75 oz Perle
Hops-Flavor .25 oz Perle
Yeast WLP029 German Ale/Kolsh
Aroma: Light to moderate sweet malty aroma. Low to moderate fruitiness is optional, but acceptable. May have a low to medium hop aroma,.

Appearance: Light yellow to deep gold in color. Clear to brilliant. Low to medium white head with fair to good retention.

Flavor: Initial soft malty sweetness, but optionally some light character malt flavor (e.g., bread, toast, biscuit, wheat) can also be present. Caramel flavors typically absent. Low to medium esters optional, but are commonly found in many examples. Light to moderate hop flavor (any variety), but shouldn’t be overly aggressive. Low to medium bitterness, but the balance is normally towards the malt. Finishes medium-dry to somewhat sweet. No diacetyl.
Brewed June 2, 2012
Kegged July 8, 2012
Tapped August 24, 2012

Monday, November 18, 2013

Dry Yeast Substitution

I decided to create a list of liquid yeast substitutions.  One drawback of using of the of the dry yeast is that as a result of the drying process, some dried yeasts may not be suitable for harvesting and/or repitching. So dry yeast can be a good option to save you by having some extra around, but there could be limits on the amount of potential cost savings.

Sorry for the formatting on the blog.




Dry Yeast
White Labs
White Labs Name
Wyeast
Wyeast Name
Brewery
Brewferm 





Blanche
WLP410
Belgian Wit II


Moortgat Brouwerij (via Ommegang?)
Lager Yeast
WLP003
German Ale II
2575PC
Kölsch II
Weihenstephan W165
Coopers





Coopers Ale
WLP009
Australian Ale


Coopers
Pure Brewers' Yeast





Fermentis





SafAle BE-134


SafAle K-97
WLP029
German Ale/Kölsch 
2565Kölsch YeastWeihenstephan 165, Köln (Päffgen)
SafAle F-2


SafAle BE-256


Safale S-04
WLP007
Dry English Ale
1098
British ale
Whitbred - dry
Safale S-33
WLP006
Bedford Ale


Charles Wells
Safale US-05
WLP001
California Ale
1056
American ale
Sierra Nevada (Seibel 96)
Safbrew T-58
WLP565
Belgian Saison
3724
Belgian Saison
Brasserie Dupont (Saison Dupont)
Safbrew WB-06
WLP380
Hefeweizen IV Ale
3333
German Wheat
Weihenstephan 66?
Saflager 34/70
WLP830
German Lager
2124
Bohemian lager
Weihenstephan 34/70
Saflager S189
WLP885
Zurich Lager


Samichlaus
Saflager S-23
WLP003
German Ale II
2575PC
Kölsch II
Weihenstephan W165
Lallemand





Belle Saison
WLP565
Saison Ale
3724
Belgian Saison
Saison du Pont
BRY-97 American West Coast
WLP001
California Ale
1056
American ale
Sierra Nevada (Seibel 96)
CBC-1 Cask And Bottle Conditioned Beer
n/a

1026
British Cask Ale
Oranjeboom? (Dutch)
Diamond Lager





Munich Wheat Beer
WLP351
Bavarian Weizen
3638
Bavarian Wheat
Weihenstephan 175
Nottingham
WLP039
Nottingham Ale
n/a

UK, chosen from multistrain
Windsor
WLP013
London Ale
1028
London Ale
Worthington White Shield
Mangrove Jack





Bavarian Wheat Yeast M20





Belgian Ale Yeast M27





Bohemian Lager Yeast M84
WLP830
German Lager
2124
Bohemian lager
British Ale Yeast M07
WLP007
Dry English Ale
Burton Union Yeast M79
Cider Yeast M02
Newcastle Dark Ale Yeast M03
US West Coast Yeast
US West Coast Yeast M44
Workhorse Beer Yeast
Workhorse Beer Yeast M10
WLP001 California Ale 1056 American ale Sierra Nevada (Seibel 96)
Munton





Premium Gold
Standard
WLP002
English Ale
1968
London ESB
Fullers
Real Brewers Yeast





The One

Thursday, November 7, 2013

#79/90 PEACE COFFEE 2ND CRACK STOUT

Northern Brewer and Peace Coffee Stout.  Missed the grinding of the coffee until it was almost too late.

Peace Coffee 100% Fair Trade
SPECIALTY GRAIN (20 min mash)
0.5 lbs English Dark Crystal 
0.5 lbs Chocolate Malt 
0.5 lbs Black Malt 

FERMENTABLES 
- 6 lbs NB Gold malt syrup 
- 2 lb Briess Gold DME 

HOPS & FLAVORINGS 
1 oz US Fuggle (60 min) 
1 oz UK Fuggle (60 min) 
4 oz Peace Coffee 2nd Crack Blend (grind coarsely and add to kettle at flameout) 

YEAST
Safale S-04

This has a great smell after kegging.  Now we waiting until after the Christmas party to try this one.

#78 Rebel Rye Porter

Northern Brewer's Rebel Rye was provided as a free kit during one of their specials.
Bulleit Rye for Rebel Rye Porter

SPECIALTY GRAIN (20 min steep)
0.75 lbs English Medium Crystal 
0.5 lbs English Black Malt 

FERMENTABLES 
2 lbs Amber dried malt extract 
6 lbs Rye malt extract syrup 

HOPS & FLAVORINGS 
1 oz Nugget (60 min) 
1 oz US Fuggle (30 min) 
1.5 oz Cascade (5 min) 

SPECIAL INGREDIENTS 
2 oz US Medium Plus Oak Cubes (add to secondary) 
16 oz rye whiskey (not included) (add to secondary) 

YEAST 
Safale S-04

Suggestions have been for bulleit rye.

I lost a lot of beer on this one during fermentation.  The carboy was not big enough to handle the strong fermentation.  There is now 3 gallons remaining for the brew.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

#33/71/77 NB Smashing Pumpkin Ale (#33/71/77/107)

Pumpkin Eating a legSo, I made two different batches this year.  I will follow with an update as to the difference in the two recipes in the future.

SPECIALTY GRAIN 
0.5 lb Briess Caramel 40 
FERMENTABLES 
3.15 lbs Amber malt syrup (60 min) 
1.0 lb Pilsen dried malt extract (60 min) 
3.15 lbs Amber malt syrup late addition (15 min) 
1 oz Cluster (60 min) 
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (0 min) 
Safale US-05 Ale Yeast.
The FG was expected to be 1.012

Pumpkin Puking
SPECIALTY GRAIN Mash (60 min)
0.5 lb Briess Caramel 40
25 oz  Libby's 100% Pure Pumpkin
2.5 lb Butternut squash - sliced and baked for 40 minutes
FERMENTABLES 
3.15 lbs Amber malt syrup (60 min) 
1.0 lb Pilsen dried malt extract (60 min) 
3.15 lbs Amber malt syrup late addition (15 min) 
1 oz Cluster (60 min) 
1 tsp McCormicks Pumpkin Pie Spice (2 min)
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice (0 min) 
Safale US-05 Ale Yeast

I changed how I prepared the butternut squash.  This time I created slices and then stacked them with space similar to a Lincoln log house.  During the previous effort the pumpkin stuck to the pan.  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

#36/75 AHS Christmas ALE

Austin Holiday Ale -
Santa Drinking a Brew
It’s an amber ale using seasonal spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and mace.  It’s an amber ale using seasonal spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and mace. 

Specialty malts: Crystal 40L, white wheat, chocolate malt
1.5 lb Base Grains
1.75 lb Specialty Grains
4 lb DME Featured
Hops: Saaz, Cluster
Seasonal spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and mace

O.G. = 1.052
F.G. = 1.014
ABV 5.0%
174 Cal / 12 oz

Thursday, October 10, 2013

#74 Canadian Ale

Canadian Bottled Beers
This one is not designed to any particular Canadian beer, but based on the AHS Canadian that I made last year.

4 lbs
$21.00
3.3 lbs
$9.99
.75 oz
$1.50
.25 oz
$0.50
Safale US-04$3.99
$36.98

Sunday, August 18, 2013

#73 Dogfish Pumpkin Ale (73/106)

My attempt to at Pumpkin.  Modified from the BeerSmith recipe Punkn Beer with the goal of something similar to DogFish Punkin. blade mace and vanilla bean in as well.

Pumpkin Chunkin from the Discovery Channel
Steep
13 oz2 Row
60 ozPumpkin (Libby's) Large Can
1 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 60L
1 lbSpecial Roast
Boil (60 min)
6 lbGolden Light DME
1 lbBrown Sugar
4 ozMaltose
7.2 ozLactose
Hops/Additions
1 ozHallertauer (45 min)
1 ozHallertauer (5 min)
1 1/2 TBSPumpkin Pie Spice
Yeast
American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056)
OG1.077
FG1.011
ABV4.7%
IBU7.1
Calories260


#106 (2014) Update - This was better
Steep  (60 min) 162F
13 oz2 Row
2 lbs350F 2 hour baked Butternut Squash
29 ozPumpkin (Libby's) Large Can
1 lbCaramel/Crystal Malt - 60L
1 lbSpecial Roast
Boil (60 min)
6 lbGolden Light DME
3/4 lbBrown Sugar
??Molases
4 ozMaltose
7.6 ozLactose
Hops/Additions
1 ozHallertauer (45 min)
1 ozHallertauer (5 min)
2 TBSPumpkin Pie Spice
Yeast
American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056)




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