The Brewery is Finally Operational!

May 7, 2011 at 3:08 pm Leave a comment


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My dad is up at Overlake Hospital right now. I took my brand new iPod Mega (I refuse to call e product by its trade name…) up to show off. He snapped the picture here and said “this is how I fell right now.”

Anyway, it has been over 6 months since the last brew, so I finally unpacked the rest of the brewing equipment and am making some beer. In honor of dad’s recent surgery – we get Twisted Intestines Ale. Here’s the recipe:

TWISTED INTESTINES ALE
Based off of Nightengale’s Honey Ale

Style: Kolsch
Type: All Grain Calories: 206
Rating: 4.0 Efficiency: 85 %
IBU’s: 17.52 Boil Size: 11.19 Gal
Color: 5.4 SRM Batch Size: 10.00 Gal
Boil Time: 60 minutes
Estimated Actual
Brew Date: – 05/07/2011
OG: 1.063 1.061
FG: 1.016 –
ABV: 6.16 % – %
Serve Date: 05/28/2011 / /

Fermentation Steps
Name Days / Temp Estimated Actual
Primary 7 days @ 68.0°F 05/07/2011 05/07/2011
Bottle/Keg 14 days @ 54.0°F 05/14/2011 –

Grains & Adjuncts
Amount Percentage Name Gravity Color
10.40 lbs 53.61 % Pale Malt (2 Row) US 1.036 2.0
1.40 lbs 7.22 % Honey Malt 1.037 25.0
1.60 lbs 8.25 % White Wheat Malt 1.040 2.4
6.00 lbs 30.93 % Honey 1.035 1.0

Hops
Amount IBU’s Name Time AA %
2.00 ozs 17.52 Cascade 54 mins 5.50

Yeasts
Amount Name Laboratory / ID
1.0 pkg Kolsch Yeast Wyeast Labs 2565

Additions
(none)

Mash Profile
Medium Body Infusion In 80 min @ 154.0°F
Add 16.75 qt ( 1.25 qt/lb ) water @ 171.9°F
Sparge
Sparge 35.57 qt of 170.0°F water over 60 mins

Notes
The water was at 172 deg. When I dumped the grain in, it settled out to about 159. 5 degrees too high. Added cold water to get to 156.

http://www.iBrewMaster.com Version: 1.440

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The boil is at 30 minutes, I’m wrapping up pretty early today, pretty awesome considering I had to give everything a good scrub before I used any of it.

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