Monday, May 16, 2011

IT'S THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT!

You've seen the billboards.  According to some it's the end of the world this Saturday.  But, it can't be!  The CVBG Big Brew is that day and I get to participate!  So, in celebration of the world coming to an end I decided to brew this.  I made this recipe and label some time ago.  Now it has just a little more meaning......




Deliverance Double IPA
14-C Imperial IPA
Author: Wade Williams

Size: 5.5 gal
Efficiency: 64.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 269.07 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.080 (1.070 - 1.090)
Terminal Gravity: 1.020 (1.010 - 1.020)
Color: 9.68 (8.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 7.96% (7.5% - 10.0%)
Bitterness: 272.3 (60.0 - 120.0)

Ingredients:
16.68 lb American 2-row
0.55 lb Crystal Malt 40°L
0.55 lb White Wheat Malt
2.0 oz Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 90 min
2.0 oz Warrior (16.0%) - added during boil, boiled 90 min
1.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 45 min
1.0 oz Columbus (15.0%) - added during boil, boiled 30 min
1.5 lb Corn Sugar
2.25 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
1.0 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0.0 min
3.25 oz Columbus (15.0%) - added dry to primary fermenter
1.75 oz Centennial (10.0%) - added dry to primary fermenter
1.75 oz Simcoe (13.0%) - added dry to primary fermenter
3.0 ea White Labs WLP001 California Ale

Notes
Mash at 150 degrees

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale

The last keg of Weed Death Wheat Ale is about to blow and I need something on the lighter end of the flavor spectrum on tap for the summer months.  Now, it seems that every time I brew a "summer" beer I end up not liking it.  I think this comes from the fact that I just can't stand wheat beers.  Heck, I just haven't liked anything that I've brewed that ends up on this tap.  A cream ale seems like it could be more to my liking since I'm a fan of some Kolsch beers and this recipe uses Kolsch yeast and a Kolsch-ish recipe.  This recipe comes to us thanks to MuddyMikes on the MoreBeer Forums.  Here's the recipe and the label:



Orange Blossom Honey Cream Ale
6-A Cream Ale
Author: Wade L. Williams

Size: 11.04 gal
Efficiency: 64.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 151.0 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.046 (1.042 - 1.055)
Terminal Gravity: 1.011 (1.006 - 1.012)
Color: 6.04 (2.5 - 5.0)
Alcohol: 4.46% (4.2% - 5.6%)
Bitterness: 18.5 (15.0 - 20.0)

Ingredients:
14.06 lb English 2-row Pils
3.52 lb Corn Flaked (Maize)
1.17 lb German CaraHell
0.59 lb Belgian Aromatic
0.59 lb Biscuit Malt (Mout Roost 50)
1 oz Cluster Hops (7.0%) - added during boil, boiled 75 min
.5 oz Mt. Hood Hops (6.5%) - added during boil, boiled 75 min
1 tsp Wyeast Nutrient - added during boil, boiled 10 min
.5 oz Mt. Hood (6.5%) - added during boil, boiled 5 min
2 ea White Labs WLP029 German Ale/K├Âlsch

Notes
Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 165 Time: 15
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 30

*** Pitch 2 lbs of California Orange Blossom Honey, dissolved in 2 cups of hot water, in primary fermentor 5 days after fermentation starts. ***

*** Pitch zest of  3 naval oranges into pramary fermentor 14 days after fermentation starts. ***

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Atomic Punk Strong Ale

A brew day with six friends and then dinner for them and their wives, what could be better?  ;-)  Tomorrow (Saturday) will be one looooooooooong day!

Here's the updated recipe and label:


Atomic Punk
14-B American IPA
Author: Wade Williams

Size: 10.5 gal
Efficiency: 64.0%
Attenuation: 75.0%
Calories: 230.79 kcal per 12.0 fl oz

Original Gravity: 1.069 (1.056 - 1.075)
Terminal Gravity: 1.017 (1.010 - 1.018)
Color: 21.64 (6.0 - 15.0)
Alcohol: 6.82% (5.5% - 7.5%)
Bitterness: 95.7 (40.0 - 70.0)

Ingredients:
29.0 lb Pale Ale Malt
3.25 lb Special B - Caramel malt
1.0 lb Cara-Pils® Malt
1.0 tsp 5.2 pH Stabilizer - added during mash
50.0 g Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 85 min
50.0 g Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 45 min
50.0 g Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 15 min
1.0 tsp Whirlfloc Tablets (Irish moss) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
1.0 tsp Yeast Nutrient (AKA Fermax) - added during boil, boiled 10 min
50.0 g Chinook (13.0%) - added during boil, boiled 0 min
2.0 ea Fermentis S-04 Safale S-04

Notes
Mash at 148
Pitch @ 66-67 and let it rise naturally to 69 and hold it there until it's within a few points of finishing then ramp it up to 72.

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