Sunday, January 29, 2012

Brew Day - Bell Creek Blonde

Bell Creek Blonde

1/29/12
6-B Blonde Ale

BeerTools Pro Color Graphic
Size: 5.96 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 77.0%
Calories: 171.62 kcal per 12.0 fl oz
Original Gravity: 1.052 (1.038 - 1.054)
|=====================#==========|
Terminal Gravity: 1.012 (1.008 - 1.013)
|====================#===========|
Color: 3.67 (3.0 - 6.0)
|===========#====================|
Alcohol: 5.22% (3.8% - 5.5%)
|=====================#==========|
Bitterness: 23.1 (15.0 - 28.0)
|=================#==============|

Ingredients:

10.0 lb Pilsen Malt
.5 lb Munich Malt
1.25 lb Red Wheat Malt
1.5 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker (2.3%) - added during boil, boiled 60 m
1.0 oz Spalt Spalter (3.9%) - added during boil, boiled 60 m
.5 oz Hallertauer Hersbrucker (2.3%) - steeped after boil
1.0 ea White Labs WLP004 Irish Stout

Schedule:

Mash @ 150
Ferment @ 162

Notes

Yeast will be a repitch from a wheat beer that was originally pitched with kolsch yeast but had a vial of irish ale added which is probably the dominant strain in the slurry. The wheat came out nice and clean.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Brew Day

Winterfell Wheat

6-D American Wheat or Rye Beer
Date: 1/16/2012
BeerTools Pro Color Graphic
Size: 5.96 gal
Efficiency: 75.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 147.33 kcal per 12.0 fl oz
Original Gravity: 1.044 (1.040 - 1.055)
|============#===================|
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 (1.008 - 1.013)
|=================#==============|
Color: 4.26 (3.0 - 6.0)
|==============#=================|
Alcohol: 4.36% (4.0% - 5.5%)
|===========#====================|
Bitterness: 19.2 (15.0 - 30.0)
|============#===================|

Ingredients:

8.0 lb Red Wheat Malt
2.0 lb Maris Otter
1 oz Tettnanger (3.5%) - added during boil, boiled 60 m
.5 oz Ahtanum (5.2%) - added during boil, boiled 60 m
.5 oz Ahtanum (5.2%) - added dry to primary fermenter
1.0 ea White Labs WLP029 German Ale/K├Âlsch

Notes:
I ended up pitching a tube of Irish Ale yeast on day 2 because the wlp029 starter did not take off.
1-22-12 -  1.011 and cloudy.  Pie crust aroma and flavor, subtle hop character