Who's brewing this weekend? (6-7 June)

Don't need a question to start a thread here. The weather is hot, it would be nice to know when the next brew is coming.

Who's brewing this weekend? (6-7 June)

Postby keat » 31 May 2009, 18:03

Maybe it's too early to start the thread, but considering that I've just smacked the yeast pack, my brewing has actually started :lol:

Here's my recipe, trying out something new - an Irish Red Ale

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Red Cracker

   %     Amount     Name                          Origin        Potential SRM
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88.3     5.00 kg.  Pale Malt(2-row)              Great Britain  82.23      3
  3.9     0.22 kg.  Weyermann Carared             Germany        77.91     24
  3.9     0.22 kg.  Roasted Barley                America        60.59    450
  3.9     0.22 kg.  Weyermann Caramunich I        Germany        77.91     51

Hops
   Amount     Name                              Form    Alpha  IBU  Boil Time
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35.00 g.     Goldings - E.K. 06                Plug     5.06  20.9  60 min.
  8.00 g.     Fuggle                            Pellet   4.20   4.3  60 min.

Yeast
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WYeast 1084 Irish Ale

Mash Schedule
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                     Step   Rest   Start   Stop  Heat     Infuse   Infuse  Infuse
Step Name            Time   Time   Temp    Temp  Type     Temp     Amount  Ratio
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Protein Rest           5     20     52      52   Infuse    54       16.98   3.00
Sacc Rest              5     60     67      67   Direct   ---     -------   ----
Mash Out               5      5     77      77   Direct   ---     -------   ----

Notes
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2 tsp calc carbonate
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Re: Who's brewing this weekend? (6-7 June)

Postby Hunty » 31 May 2009, 18:12

looks good keat, r u making a starter or pitching direct as per Wyeast claims ?

lets hope the brew will have a nice colour of red ;) ;)
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Re: Who's brewing this weekend? (6-7 June)

Postby keat » 31 May 2009, 20:15

Hunty wrote:looks good keat, r u making a starter or pitching direct as per Wyeast claims ?

lets hope the brew will have a nice colour of red ;) ;)


doing a starter, of course - 2.5L. Pack has swelled quite a bit in 1.5hrs, should be pitchable in a couple more hours.
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Re: Who's brewing this weekend? (6-7 June)

Postby keat » 17 Jun 2009, 21:30

Had an interesting discovery today....
I pulled a sample of the beer for tasting and it tasted really sharp. So I read somewhere that you can balance sharpness and sweetness/roundness by adjusting the sulphate (sharp) vs chloride(sweet/round) ratio. And it can be done even after the beer is fermented. So I drop a grain of Calcium Chloride into the sample, and instant roundness. Tasted totally different. That led me thinking... ever seen some folks add salt to coke? same principle, since salt is Sodium Chloride. I guess I'll be adding some Calcium Chloride to this beer when I keg it...
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