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Specialty IPA (21 B)

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Date: 15 Dec 2018
Brewer: Kyle
Equipment: My Equipment

AmtNameType#%/IBU
17 lbs 8.0 ozPale Malt, Golden Promise (Thomas Fawcett) (3.0 SRM)Grain158.3 %
7 lbs 4.0 ozPilsen Malt 2-Row (Briess) (1.0 SRM)Grain224.2 %
5 lbs 4.0 ozOats, Flaked (1.0 SRM)Grain317.5 %
0.25 ozDenali (Exp 06277) [14.00 %] – Boil 60.0 minHop45.3 IBUs
0.50 ozAzacca [10.40 %] – Boil 30.0 minHop56.0 IBUs
0.50 ozCitra [12.00 %] – Boil 30.0 minHop66.9 IBUs
0.50 ozDenali (Exp 06277) [14.00 %] – Boil 30.0 minHop78.1 IBUs
0.50 ozAzacca [15.00 %] – Boil 15.0 minHop85.6 IBUs
0.50 ozCitra [12.00 %] – Boil 15.0 minHop94.5 IBUs
0.50 ozDenali (Exp 06277) [14.00 %] – Boil 15.0 minHop105.2 IBUs
1.00 ozAzacca [15.00 %] – Boil 5.0 minHop114.5 IBUs
1.00 ozCitra [12.00 %] – Boil 5.0 minHop123.6 IBUs
1.00 ozDenali (Exp 06277) [14.00 %] – Boil 5.0 minHop134.2 IBUs
1.00 ozAzacca [15.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 minHop148.7 IBUs
1.00 ozCitra [12.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 minHop156.9 IBUs
1.00 ozDenali (Exp 06277) [14.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 30.0 minHop168.1 IBUs
0.25 ozAzacca [15.00 %] – Boil 0.0 minHop170.0 IBUs
0.25 ozCitra [12.00 %] – Boil 0.0 minHop180.0 IBUs
1.0 pkgHornindal Kveik (Omega #OYL-091)Yeast19
0.50 ozAzacca [15.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 DaysHop200.0 IBUs
0.50 ozCitra [12.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 DaysHop210.0 IBUs
0.50 ozDenali (Exp 06277) [14.00 %] – Dry Hop 0.0 DaysHop220.0 IBUs

Mashed initially at 150-152 range, was cycling through the HLT coil as it was heating, 30 minutes in temperatures started climbing up to 165 range, so dumped into kettle, sparged and dumped again. Probably killed efficiency a little, I measure 68-69%, 1.075 starting gravity. 12 gallons pre-boil, brought up to monster foam and reduced. Boiled down to 9.5, so added back to get to 10. Hornindal was super old, April 2018, only added one pouch to the Speidel on the “Abuse the kveik, underpitch” philosophy. I have gas activity after 14 hours. Listed dry hops are actually primary fermentation hopping.

Wassail

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Boil Size: 11.94 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 10.94 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 9.00 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Date: 02 Dec 2018
Brewer: Kyle Meeks
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: Kyles Monster Brew House
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 75.6 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
25 lbs Pale Ale Malt 2-Row (Briess) (3.5 SRM) Grain 2 69.9 %
3 lbs 12.0 oz Chocolate (Briess) (350.0 SRM) Grain 3 10.5 %
2 lbs 12.0 oz Oats, Flaked (1.0 SRM) Grain 4 7.7 %
1 lbs Barley, Flaked (1.7 SRM) Grain 5 2.8 %
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 6 2.8 %
8.0 oz Black (Patent) Malt (500.0 SRM) Grain 7 1.4 %
8.0 oz Caramel Malt – 120L (Briess) (120.0 SRM) Grain 8 1.4 %
8.0 oz Caramel Malt – 80L (Cargill) (80.0 SRM) Grain 9 1.4 %
8.0 oz Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 10 1.4 %
4.0 oz Caramel Malt – 60L (Cargill) (60.0 SRM) Grain 11 0.7 %
0.50 oz Warrior [17.00 %] – Boil 60.0 min Hop 12 11.6 IBUs
2.00 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 13 6.8 IBUs
1.00 oz East Kent Goldings (EKG) [5.00 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 14 1.4 IBUs
1.50 oz Orange Peel, Sweet (Boil 5.0 mins) Spice 15
1.0 pkg Voss Kveik (Omega #OYL-062) Yeast 16

Measured Original Gravity: 1.083 SG

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It’s been a decade (voss kveik)

And that’s a long time. I’m not gonna write a novel here, but it seems since I’m paying for this I might as well use it to track my thoughts on brews. beerxml download at the bottom.

Below is the recipe I brewed for an attempt at a Brut IPA using Voss Kveik. This was the second brew on the new system, so still figuring shit out. I pulled way too much off mash, so had an extra long boil to reduce (2+ hours). Fermented at 95F during peak, threw off huge orange. Finished at 0.995. Taste is fine, it’s maybe a 3.5/3.75 I guess, way too much caramel.  Some combination of things definitely led to this having more sweetness/body than you’d expect with a brut, but I didn’t particularly care for the end result. If I do this again, I’m leaving out the C-40 entirely. Good concept, meh execution. My friends dig it though.

Type: All Grain
Batch Size: 10.00 gal
Boil Size: 10.71 gal
Boil Time: 60 min
End of Boil Vol: 10.21 gal
Final Bottling Vol: 9.80 gal
Fermentation: Ale, Two Stage
Date: 02 Nov 2018
Brewer:
Asst Brewer:
Equipment: My Equipment
Efficiency: 72.00 %
Est Mash Efficiency: 72.0 %
Taste Rating: 30.0
Taste Notes:
Ingredients
Amt Name Type # %/IBU
25 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 1 89.3 %
3 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt – 40L (40.0 SRM) Grain 2 10.7 %
2.00 oz Eukanot [14.00 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 3 22.4 IBUs
2.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] – Boil 15.0 min Hop 4 19.6 IBUs
2.00 oz Eukanot [14.00 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 5 9.0 IBUs
2.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] – Boil 5.0 min Hop 6 7.9 IBUs
2.00 oz Eukanot [14.00 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min Hop 7 11.2 IBUs
2.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] – Steep/Whirlpool 15.0 min Hop 8 9.8 IBUs
2.0 pkg Voss Kveik (Omega #OYL-062) Yeast 9
2.00 oz Eukanot [14.00 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 10 0.0 IBUs
2.00 oz Mosaic (HBC 369) [12.25 %] – Dry Hop 7.0 Days Hop 11 0.0 IBUs

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King of Slack

That’s my official title. I’ve been incredibly inconsistent with updating this thing lately. It’s not a surprise, as writing about myself and my exploits isn’t exactly my bag. I’m more of a talker, get a couple of beers in me and I’ll do my best to entertain you for the rest of the evening. Writing though always seems a bit pretentious to me (as if I have anything worth reading to say) and it’s difficult to want to do it. But I pay the bills for this website so I should occasionally update. Continue reading King of Slack

Mead and others

If you’ve read that post below you’ll notice my desire for experimentation. I love to drink a certain style of beer, and I love making it repeatedly. But the thing I think that draws me to brewing so much is the creativity afforded me. For a reasonable investment, I can try new things and fully unleash what little still remains of my creative side. This weekend I had several moments of just such inspiration and creativity.
Continue reading Mead and others

Finding time to do things

It’s been a while (yet again) since I last posted. I haven’t stopped brewing beer, but I haven’t been updating. The number of posts here over the last year show that well enough I suppose. Finding the time to brew and then subsequently post about brewing seems to be harder all the time. Without my roomate I am definitely drinking less beer, hence the need to brew as frequently is decreased. I need to keep thinking and writing about it though, hence this post.
Continue reading Finding time to do things

I’m Bbbbbbaaaaaaaccccccckkkkkkk!

I’m probably the only person that actually reads this, but I thought I’d mention (to myself) that I’m back brewing again. After a six month layoff I’ve started brewing again. A lot of things went on in my personal life since my last (ill fated it seems) brew, but I’ve done it again. And really, what better way to return than with the next installment of my WooPAh brew?
Continue reading I’m Bbbbbbaaaaaaaccccccckkkkkkk!

A long time coming…

So, my friends have been grumbling that I don’t write often enough. Looking at the last entry (May!) they seem to be right. I’ve not done a lot of brewing due to the very warm summer we’ve had (and the propensity boiling 6 gallons of water has for heating up a 14×72 steel roofed trailer), and have been busy with work and life in general. But tonight I’m brewing, so I should at least say something!
Continue reading A long time coming…